My second Associated Press post of the night. I feel lazy.
USA Baseball made the announcement Monday.
Brosius was the MVP when the New York Yankees won the 1998 championship. The All-Star third baseman is going into his fourth year as head coach at Linfield College in Oregon.
The under-18 team will play in a Pan American tournament at Colombia starting in late September.
Former big leaguer Brian McRae will be an assistant coach on the team.
• Phil Hughes also talked to reporters in Tampa this morning. Here’s the lead quote from The Post: “When you have a bad second half, all I thought about was those bad games because there weren’t very many good ones mixed in there,” Hughes said.
• The AP also had a story this afternoon about the Eric Chavez signing. It was nothing unusual — just a few paragraphs about him agreeing to a minor league deal — but the last paragraph stood out: Chavez has had five operations since September 2007, including three on his shoulder and two on his back. He felt spasms on both sides of his neck last year after a spring training drill in which a minor leaguer collided with his right shoulder. Everyone knows Chavez has been hurt a lot, but I didn’t realize it had been five surgeries in four years. That’s just brutal.
• Robby Hammock signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks. You’re forgiven if you’ve forgotten — or never knew — that he played in the Yankees system last year. He hit .180 in 22 games for Scranton.
• Michael Young has officially requested a trade out of Texas. Really nice player, but the Yankees don’t have a spot for him. He’d get less playing time in New York than in Texas.
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