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Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.

Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.

Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.

Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

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