Yankees bring back pitching coach Larry Rothschild

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees are bringing back Larry Rothschild for his seventh season as pitching coach.

The Yankees said Friday that Rothschild has a one-year contract for 2017. On Wednesday, general manager Brian Cashman said working out a deal with Rothschild was on his to-do list.

The 62-year-old Rothschild will be entering his 43rd season in pro ball as a player, coach or manager. He pitched seven games for Detroit in 1981-82.

New York set a single-season team record with 1,393 strikeouts this year. The Yankees went 84-78 and missed the playoffs.

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