Yankees hire three-time Gold Glover as bench coach
Yankees' New Bench Coach: The Yankees have hired Brad Ausmus as their new bench coach, filling the vacancy left by Carlos Mendoza, who became the Mets' manager.
Ausmus' Background: Brad Ausmus, 55, played in the big leagues from 1993 to 2010. After retiring, he quickly transitioned to coaching and even managed the Tigers from 2014 to 2017.
Post-Tigers Stints: After leaving the Tigers, Ausmus worked with the Angels but was fired after one season in 2019. In 2022, he served as the bench coach for the A’s but did not return for 2023, exploring a front office position.
Astros Consideration: Ausmus was in the running for the Astros' general manager position, but the job ultimately went to Dana Brown.
Change in Coaching Staff: This marks a significant change for the Yankees, as Mendoza had been the bench coach for the past four seasons.
Ausmus' Playing Career: Ausmus's playing career spanned from 1993 to 2010, making him a seasoned figure in baseball with valuable experience to bring to the coaching staff.
Tigers' Playoff Run: During Ausmus's tenure as the Tigers' manager, the team made the postseason in his first year but missed out in the following three seasons, leading to a change in leadership.
Angels' Brief Stint: Ausmus's time with the Angels as a manager was short-lived, lasting only one season in 2019, where the team finished with a 72-90 record.