Nov 8, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT
UPDATE: Long and the rest of Girardi’s coaching staff will return for 2014, the Yankees just announced.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a new four-year contract, but hitting coach Kevin Long is still trying to work out a deal to remain on New York’s staff.
During an interview with WFAN radio Long made it clear that he wanted to stay with the Yankees, adding: “I talked to [general manager Brian Cashman] and we’re getting there.”
Long has been the Yankees’ hitting coach since 2007 and the offense has finished first or second among American League teams in scoring five times in those seven years, although they dropped to 10th this year for their lowest mark since way back in 1991.
- Red Sox acquire Alejandro De Aza from Orioles 5
- Video: Lloyd McClendon got ejected, threw another tantrum 5
- Albert Pujols ties Jimmie Foxx on the all-time home run list 7
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 68
- Matt Holliday’s historical on-base streak ends with ejection 68
- Video: Joey Gallo goes way deep in second MLB at-bat 11
- Video: Joey Gallo’s first career plate appearance in the major leagues results in two runs scoring 8
- Scott Kazmir cleared to return to A’s rotation Friday 0
- Stan Hack didn’t hack and other inappropriate baseball names (185)
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights (150)
- Tony Cingrani hits Bryce Harper in the back with a pitch, then complains he was too slow getting to first base (133)
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights (106)
- The Big Unit: Wide Angle Watcher (90)