Last Updated on October 1, 2023 at 6:37 pm by Amanda Cunha
Sean Casey has engaged in discussions regarding a potential return as the Yankees’ hitting coach, but as of now, no formal offer has been extended. Casey, who assumed the role during the All-Star break following the dismissal of Dillon Lawson, expressed his desire to come back next season after conversing with general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone. However, Boone cautioned that Casey’s comments may be premature.
No offers received yet
Boone and Casey share a close friendship, but the Yankees have not officially confirmed whether Boone will return as manager, especially after the team missed the playoffs this season. Casey emphasized that nothing is certain about his return and that he hasn’t made a final decision.
“I’ve thought about it, but so much goes on in here, I just wanted to wait until the season is over,” Casey said. “I’m very thankful that I have an opportunity to come back next year, and I think the biggest thing for me is I gotta go home and talk to my daughters. I’ve got two young girls at home that are a big factor in this. I’ve gotta talk to my wife and see what she says. Just kind of piece that together. Then I’m going to talk to Boonie and Cash and see where we’re at.”Said Casey on New York Daily News.
What is going to happen?
While there hasn’t been an official offer, there have been discussions and talks about Casey returning if Boone also returns. Boone, who has one year left on his contract, anticipates meeting with Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner in Tampa in the coming week.
Boone praised Casey’s impact on the team, describing him as a breath of fresh air. Casey, however, intends to consult with his family, especially his two young daughters, before making a decision. He also wants to discuss the matter with his wife and then have conversations with Boone and Cashman to determine the next steps.
Casey took over as hitting coach after the mid-season firing of Lawson, a move made as the Yankees struggled offensively and faced injuries to key players like Aaron Judge. Although there hasn’t been a significant improvement in results since Casey’s appointment, the Yankees have noted better communication with the coaching staff.
Players, including Judge, have praised Casey’s positive attitude and philosophy, which aims to keep players focused on their at-bats. Casey, who previously worked at MLB Network, has enjoyed his time as hitting coach and is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Yankees’ players.
While his decision will consider various factors, including his commitment to MLB Network, Casey has relished the experience of being in the dugout and helping the team compete at the highest level.
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