Yankees Pitching Coach Returns
NEW YORK (AP) – Pitching coach Dave Eiland has rejoined the
Yankees after taking nearly a month off to attend to what he
described as a personal private matter.
Eiland says he was able to keep up with the Yankees while he was
away. Starter A.J. Burnett in particular seemed to struggle, losing
all five starts since Eiland left June 4.
The Yankees' third-year pitching coach said he noticed something
Burnett was doing that may have been contributing to his struggles,
but declined to mention it, saying he wanted to broach the subject
with the pitcher first.
Eiland wouldn't elaborate on the reasons for his leave, but said
it was something that everyone goes through.
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