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Yankees lose six players to the Rule-5 draft, acquire one

The Yankees’ minor league systems is deep even beyond the flashy prospects, and as a result, they had six players they chose not to protect on the 40-man roster selected by other clubs in the Rule-5 draft. Only one of the six Yankees, RHP Nick Green, was selected in the Major League phase, while five players were selected in the Triple-A phase. The Yankees chose one player of their own in the Triple-A phase in RHP Adonis De la Cruz. A friendly reminder for those who are not familiar with the Rule-5 draft, the teams who select these players must keep them on their active roster of either the Major League or Triple-A team, depending on the phase of selection, or be offered back to their former club. Here is a breakdown of Cruz and who the Yankees lost:

Breaking: Phil Nevin will be the new Yankees third base coach, Mike Harkey returning as the bullpen coach

Shortly after the news broke about the Yankees new bench coach Josh Bard, it was reported by Bob Nightengale that former Giants’ third base coach Phil Nevin will be the new Yankees' third base coach and that Mike Harkey will be returning as the bullpen coach.
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Nevin, 46, is another relatively young coach that will be added to Boone’s staff, but he has a solid amount of coaching experience. Along with his experience as the Giants; third base coach in 2017, he managed the Double and Triple-A affiliates of the Tigers for two seasons and was manager of the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces, for three seasons. Former players have raved about his precense in the dugout and he projects as a future manager in the majors.

Harkey was the Yankees bullpen coach from 2008-2013 and for the past two seasons. Harkey is well respected amongst the Yankee relievers and it is not surprising to see him back, after how dominant the Yankees bullpen was for a majority of last season.
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Article by: Ryan Thoms