The New York Yankees are reportedly moving on from pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who has held the position since 2011.
As the World Series comes to an end this week, the New York Yankees will be looking forward to the offseason. Making some changes to the roster should be on the docket, but it could also come with the coaching staff.
While manager Aaron Boone is safe after another 100-win season, it seems the organizations are having discussions on what to do with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. With the offseason just around the corner, the Yankees are reportedly letting Rothschild go, per Joel Sherman of The New York Post.
Larry Rothschild is being removed as #Yankees pitching coach. NYY will likely announce later today offically. @Buster_ESPN mentioned possible removal first.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 28, 2019
Rothschild joined the Yankees staff in 2011, supplanting Dave Eiland. Under the Joe Girardi regime, Rothschild has been on one-year deals since the 2017 season. As the Yankees look to have better development among their pitchers, it was expected that a move might be made.
It remains to be seen how aggressive the Yankees will be this offseason. General manager Brian Cashman can only spend as much as ownership will let him. However, the Yankees are expected to pursue some starting pitching. Whether that comes in the form of a Gerrit Cole or a Stephen Strasburg isn’t clear yet.
It will be interesting to see if Rothschild might reunite with Girardi, who is now the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. It appears he will have his chance to move on as the Yankees go in another direction.
This hasn’t been made official yet and isn’t until the team announces it. But it appears the Yankees are moving on from Rothschild.