Yankees overhaul training staff after setting injury record
Posted: 9:21 PM, Jan 14, 2020
Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Yankees waits with Gary Sanchez #24 after hitting James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers in the head with a pitch in the seventh inning at Comerica Park on August 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Eric Cressey has been hired by the New York Yankees as director of player health and performance.
The move was made after New York had a record 30 players make 39 combined trips to the injured list last year.
New York set a big league record for sidelined players. The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers put 28 players on what was then called the disabled list.
Steve Donahue was promoted by the Yankees to the newly created role of director of medical services.
Tim Lentych replaces Donahue as head athletic trainer.
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