Talking to the Kansas City Star after being hired as the Royals pitching coach, former Yankees coach Dave Eiland briefly addressed his 2010 leave of absence when he was away from the Yankees for 25 days.
“It was something that if it happened in the off-season,” Eiland said. “Nobody would have known anything about it. It was something I had to take care of. I came home, got everything where it needed to be and moved on.
“All is well, and I couldn’t be happier from a personal or professional standpoint. As I told (manager Ned Yost on Monday), I wish spring training was starting tomorrow.”