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Yankees Expected to Replace Eric Chavez

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    December 4, 2022 6:33 AM EST

    The Yankees need a new a sistant hitting coach after the Mets first reported that Chavez will become the Mets top hitting coach. The Yankees announced Chavez and Casey Dykes would in mid-December, serving under new hitting coach Dillon Lawson. Now the pinstripers need a new a sistant after granting the Mets permi sion Richard Dent Jersey to interview Chavez for a cro s-town promotion.The Yankees are expected to hire an additional hitting coach, according to . It has become more common for teams to employ multiple hitting coaches and a sistants, and Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone have expre sed a desire to keep with those industry standards.Chavezs flip to Flushing offers him a more prominent job, as well as a chance to reunite with Mets GM Billy Leonard Floyd Jersey Eppler. The two worked together when they were previously with the Yankees and Angels. Chavez, who is believed to have managerial aspirations, will also get to work with a seasoned skipper in Buck Showalter.Boone was excited about adding Chavez to his staff earlier this offseason. The former third baseman enjoyed a distinguished 17-year MLB career that saw him win six Gold Gloves with the As before winding down his career with the Yankees and Diamondbacks. David Montgomery Jersey Chavez then worked as a special a sistant with the Yankees and Angels before becoming the Halos Triple-A manager. Given Chavezs wide-ranging skills as a player and his post-retirement experience, Boone envisioned the former Silver Slugger being more than just an a sistant hitting coach.Scroll to Continue"I kind of view him as Anthony Miller Jersey a little bit of a Swi s Army knife , where he's going to have a lot of different responsibilities, he's going to have his hands on a lot of different things, and it's a role that I feel like is going to evolve as he allows it to," That description could hint at the type of candidate the Yankees look for when replacing Chavez. It's also worth noting that his departure leaves Boone and bullpen coach Mike Harkey as the only members of the Yankees' staff with . They had Taylor Gabriel Jersey five such coaches last season.MORE: