The New York Yankees, ranked 28th in team batting average, have made a decision.
In a surprise move, the Yankees fired hitting coach Dylan Lawson on Tuesday (April 10), Yahoo Sports reported. The Yankees wrapped up their first half schedule with a 4-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs on the same day, and were looking to shake up their coaching staff before the All-Star break. ‘This is the first time Yankees GM Brian Cashman has fired a coach in-season in his 26-year career,’ Yahoo Sports said.
‘It’s no secret that I’ve been reluctant to change coaching staffs in-season in the past,’ Cashman said in a statement, adding, ‘I believe success and failure is a team effort. However, ultimately, I felt that a change was necessary,” explaining the reasoning behind the firing of Lawson. Lawson, who served as the Yankees’ minor league hitting coordinator, was promoted to big league hitting coach ahead of the 2022 season.
New York Yankees hitting coach Dylan Lawson, who was fired during the season. Getty Images
The Yankees have been in an offensive slump since the departure of slugger Aaron Judge in early June. According to the New York Post, the team has the lowest batting average (.214) and on-base percentage (.284) in the league since Judge’s departure. But it’s hard to blame Jersey alone. The Yankees have a team batting average of .231 on the season, 28th out of the 30 big league clubs. Their team on-base percentage is .300, which ranks 26th.토토사이트
Most offensive metrics have dropped to the bottom of the league, with the Yankees in fourth place in the American League East (49 wins, 42 losses). The gap to the first-place Tampa Bay Rays (58-35) in the division has grown to eight games and a late-season surge is needed. MLB.com reported that a hitting coach to replace Lawson will likely be brought in from outside the organization.