"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tino returns to the Yankees as a special instructor

Tino Martinez is rejoining the Yankees as a special instructor this season, according to the AP.

He joined the team today and worked one-on-one with Shelley Duncan.

Some quotes from Martinez:

"It's awesome," Martinez said. "I really enjoy this, the opportunity to come out and coach and help these guys get better, especially the young guys."

"I'm used to coming in here geared up for spring training, trying to find my swing," Martinez said. "It's nice to come out here and really enjoy the part of being a coach and helping the players get better, and not worrying so much about what I have to do to get ready for spring training."
On managing some day:
"Probably, eventually, down the line," Martinez said. "I didn't know how much I would enjoy coaching in college last year, and I really enjoyed it. Right now, I'm just very content with the role I have."
Martinez was always a class act, and it's great to see him back in pinstripes.


Andrea said...

Tino's presence with the team always excites me. Now we just need Paul o'Neill back, and I'll be a very happy camper.

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