The status of the Yankees pitching coach opening was not discussed in either of Hal Steinbrenner’s radio interviews this afternoon, but there are some coaches — including one potential candidate — on the move.
Rick Kranitz, who was Joe Girardi’s pitching coach in Florida, has joined the Astros as their minor league pitching coordinator. Up in Boston, the Red Sox have hired former Yankees pitcher Curt Young as their pitching coach, replacing new Blue Jays manager John Farrell.
So far, the only known candidates for the Yankees job are Mike Harkey, Scott Aldred and Gil Patterson.
The Associated Press — which pretty much always has someone checking in on the Yankees down in Florida — reported that Jean Afterman, Damon Oppenheimer, Billy Eppler, Randy Levine and Gene Michael were also involved in those meetings with the Steinbrenners and Brian Cashman.