Sean Casey, 49, will not return as the New York Yankees hitting coach next season. Casey made the announcement on his latest podcast, according to Yahoo Sports. “For family reasons, I informed Yankees manager Aaron Boone of my decision before a formal offer was made,” he said.
“I told (Boone) that I wouldn’t be able to come back next year,” Casey said, adding, “I have two daughters at home (ages 13 and 17). I got divorced a few years ago and spend 50% of my time with my girls. I can’t imagine being away for eight months in New York while they’re in Pittsburgh,” he explained. He’s leaving the team to spend more time with his family.짱구카지노
Casey was named the Yankees hitting coach in July. At the time, the Yankees were batting .213 as a team in the first half, 28th out of 30 teams in the big leagues. The hiring of Casey after the firing of hitting coach Dylan Lawson was particularly noteworthy because it was the result of general manager Brian Cashman’s departure. “This is the first time in his 26-year career that Cashman has fired a coach during the season,” Yahoo Sports reported. In a statement, Cashman said, “It’s no secret that I’ve been reluctant to make in-season coaching changes in the past,” adding, “I believe success and failure are a team effort. But ultimately, I felt it was time for a change,” he said in explaining his decision to fire Lawson.
Casey, who made his big league debut in 1997, has a 12-year career (1405 games) batting average of .302 (5066-for-1531) with 130 home runs and 735 RBIs. He was named a National League (NL) All-Star in 1999, 2001, and 2004. He had a career year in 1999 when he batted .332 with 25 home runs and 99 RBIs, finishing 14th in NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting that year.
Boone and Casey played together with the Cincinnati Reds from 1998 to 2003. In his final season, in 2008, he joined the Yankees’ rival Boston Red Sox. Even after Casey took over as hitting coach, the Yankees’ offense showed no signs of rebounding. There was a lot of speculation about whether he would re-sign with the team, but he decided before the organization did.