Ex-Mets hitting coach return to Yankees as Boone raedies his team for 2024


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Yankees skipper Aaron Boone has concluded the overhaul of his coaching staff for the upcoming 2024 season, welcoming a familiar figure, Pat Roessler, as the team’s new assistant hitting coach.

Roessler, aged 64, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure in Major League Baseball. He previously held the position of hitting coach for the Montreal Expos (2000-01) and the New York Mets (2015-18). Most recently, he spent three seasons as an assistant hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, stepping in for the departing Brad Wilkerson, who served the Yankees for just one season.

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This final addition marks the completion of a series of coaching adjustments orchestrated by Boone during the offseason. Earlier, James Rowson was appointed hitting coach, succeeding Sean Casey, while Brad Ausmus took on the role of bench coach following Carlos Mendoza’s move to manage the Mets.

Pat Roessler, seen here with A-Rod back in 2013, is returning to the Yankees family.

Roessler will collaborate with Casey Dykes, returning for his third season as the other assistant hitting coach. Notably, Roessler has a history with the Yankees, having been part of the organization from 2005 to 2014, holding various roles such as director of player development, minor-league manager, and minor-league hitting coach. In 2006, he guided the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs to a winning record.

The finalized Yankees coaching staff for the 2024 season looks as follows:

ManagerAaron Boone
Bench CoachBrad Ausmus
First Base CoachTravis Chapman
Third Base CoachLuis Rojas
Pitching CoachMatt Blake
Assistant Pitching CoachDesi Dreschel
Bullpen CoachMike Harkey
Hitting CoachJames Rowson
Assistant Hitting CoachCasey Dykes
Assistant Hitting CoachPat Roessler

With the coaching ensemble now set, Boone aims to lead the Yankees through the 2024 season with a blend of seasoned expertise and innovative perspectives. Roessler’s return, coupled with the collective proficiency of the coaching staff, will play a pivotal role in steering the Yankees toward postseason success.

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