📌 Join the BPCrew Chapter in your city and meet up with more Yankees fans! 👉 CLICK HERE

Yankees coaching staff boasts some familiar faces

BRONX, N.Y. — While the other New York team made headlines with their managerial hire this week, the New York Yankees also shored up their 2022 coaching staff.

Perhaps the most notable of the new names is Eric Chavez. Chavez, who played two seasons at third base in the Bronx, will serve as an assistant hitting coach. Chavez joins Casey Dykes, who was the hitting coach at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The primary hitting coach will be former minor-league hitting coordinator Dillon Lawson. He replaces Marcus Thames.

Travis Chapman, who has spent a decade in the organization as minor-league infield coordinator, will replace Reggie Willits as the first base coach.

Desi Druschel will be an assistant pitching coach, after a previous role as minor-league manager of pitch development.

Earlier in the offseason, the team also named former New York Mets’ manager Luis Rojas their third base coach, replacing Phil Nevin.

Along with manager Aaron Boone, the club retained bench coach Carlos Mendoza, pitching coach Matt Blake, bullpen pitching coach Mike Harkey and catching coach Tanner Swanson.