Yankees hire Indians' Matt Blake as new pitching coach
Blake had been with the Indians since 2015 and spent time as a scout for the Yankees before that.
In Blake's four years in Cleveland, he coached numerous All-Stars and aided the team's strong pitching development.
He's reportedly earned rave reviews from numerous pitchers in baseball, including former Indian Trevor Bauer:
For all the @Yankees fans coming to my page to ask me about @Blake_Matt he's awesome. One of the smarter guys I know. Knows a lot about pitching. A lot about development. Good communicator. Etc. Really excited for him getting this opportunity and pumped to see the results.- Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) November 8, 2019
The Yankees primarily looked at younger coaches in their search, such as the University of Michigan's Chris Fetter and Arkansas' Matt Hobbs. They also interviewed current YES analyst David Cone, who pitched for the Yankees from 1995-2000.