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Royals name Eiland pitching coach

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Former Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland is reportedly close to joining the coaching staff of the Kansas City Royals.

Jerry Crasnick reported late last night that Eiland is “close” to being named the Royals pitching coach. It was reported earlier this month that Eiland was a candidate.

After his rather bizarre departure at the end of last season — missed a significant chunk of the season to deal with a personal issue, then the Yankees announced immediately after the season that he would not be brought back — Eiland spent this season serving in an advisory role with the Rays.

On that note: Today is Yankees bullpen coach Mike Harkey’s 45th birthday.

UPDATE, 1:31 p.m.: The Royals made it official and hired Eiland as their pitching coach.

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