Marcus Thames (heart) is not going to return to the Yankees in 2022.
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The New York Yankees have knowledgeable hitting coach Marcus Thames and third-base coach Phil Nevin that their contracts is not going to be renewed for the 2022 season, as first reported by The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler.
The information comes because the baseball world seemingly waits for phrase on the way forward for supervisor Aaron Boone. Some anticipated readability to be provided on Wednesday with no postseason video games schedule, however nary a whisper got here from Yankees camp.
Regardless, the writing had been on the wall for a while for each Thames and Nevin.
Regardless of the Yankees rating ninth in on-base share (.322) and thirteenth in OPS (.729) — they averaged a below-league-average 4.39 runs per sport whereas their crew batting common of .237 ranked twenty third within the majors. When it got here to clutch-hitting, the Yankees fared even worse, rating twenty sixth in crew common with runners in scoring place (.238) and twenty eighth in RBI with RISP (412).
The blame naturally fell on Thames, who began in 2015 with the Yankees as an assistant hitting coach earlier than getting a promotion in 2017 to his most earlier place.
For Nevin, his aggressive dealing with of conditions on the bottom paths typically ran the Yankees out of threatening scoring possibilities. Nevertheless, his most egregious ship proved to be his dooming one.
Trailing 3-1 with one out within the sixth inning of the AL Wild Card Recreation towards the Boston Purple Sox, Nevin despatched Aaron Choose — who was on first — dwelling after a laser of a double off the Inexperienced Monster at Fenway Park by Giancarlo Stanton. Choose, who obliged Nevin’s ship, was thrown out by 15 ft.
Had Nevin held Choose, the Yankees would have had runners on the corners with one out down two runs. As a substitute, the menace was over in what ultimately advanced right into a 6-2 loss that ended the Yankees’ season.