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Yankees keep hitting coach Kevin Long with three-year deal

Nov 1, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

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Last week the Yankees fired pitching coach Dave Eiland for reasons that remain unclear, but George King of the New York Post reports that they’ve agreed to a three-year contract extension with hitting coach Kevin Long.

According to King he’ll get a raise after earning $400,000 per season in his previous contract, which will make Long one of the highest-paid coaches in baseball.

Long never played in the majors and totaled just 14 homers in eight seasons as a minor leaguer, but the Yankees have led the league in runs scored in three of his four seasons as hitting coach.

  1. Panda Claus - Nov 1, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    It must be that the Yankees “love the Long ball” as much as most chicks do.

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