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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/31/19

Another Japanese player could be interested in New York; New pitching coach candidates are popping up; Triple-A Scranton manager Jay Bell will search for MLB job

Japan v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images | Randy Miller: Can the Yankees rally another Japanese born player to come to New York? Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a left-handed Japanese slugger, looks to join MLB in 2020 and was seen attending a game during the ALCS at the cathedral of baseball, Yankee Stadium. Tsutsugo offers a powerful left-handed bat that has hit for contact in the past. His swing is compared to Bryce Harper’s, the swing many Yankee fans were hoping for during last offseason. | Mike Rosenstein: The Yankees just recently parted ways with long-time pitching Coach Larry Rothschild. There are going to be several candidates that come about throughout the offseason and our first few have popped their heads up. First, the Yankees interviewed the University of Michigan Pitching Coach Chris Fetter, who has drawn interest from other organizations across the league. The Yankees also plan on interviewing Arkansas Pitching Coach Matt Hobbs.

NY Post | Dan Martin Jay Bell, the Triple-A manager for the New York Yankees, has stepped down from his position. After rising through the Yankees ranks in each of the last three years from Single-A ball to Triple-A Scranton and managing each team to a first-place finish, Bell notified Brian Cashman over text that he would like to pursue Major League coaching jobs. The Yankees will certainly miss that man who has so successfully managed each of their minor league teams. He has been a big part of bringing up this young crop of talent.