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Yanks make coaching, player-development moves

Yanks make coaching, player-development moves

Yanks make coaching, player-development moves

The Yankees on Friday officially added some managerial experience to the organization in a series of coaching and player-development personnel moves. The club has brought onto its staff, in various roles, Gary Tuck, Trey Hillman, Mike Quade and Matthew Krause.

Tuck, who has 31 years of professional baseball experience between playing, coaching and scouting, will take over as the Yankees' bullpen coach. The 59-year-old previously served as manager Joe Girardi's bench coach for the 2006 Marlins and more recently spent six seasons as the bullpen coach for the Red Sox from '07-12. 

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He also has had three previous stints with the Yankees, first serving as the organization's Triple-A strength and catching coach in 1989 and the Yankees' catching and bullpen coach in '90. He returned as New York's Major League catching instructor from 1996-99, and returned in the same role again in 2003-04.

Hillman, meanwhile, returns to the Yankees as the club's special assistant of Major and Minor League operations. He spent 12 years managing at various levels in the Yankees' farm system from 1990-2001, compiling an 855-771 overall record. He later served as manager of the Royals' Major League squad for parts of three seasons from 2008-10 before spending the last three seasons as the Dodgers' bench coach.

Quade, named the organization's roving outfield and baserunning instructor, also brings previous managerial experience to the Yankees. He most recently held the Cubs' managerial gig from 2010-11. Along with his big league experience, Quade has 19 years of Minor League coaching experience to his name, including 17 as a manager.

Lastly, Krause joins the Yankees as the team's strength and conditioning coordinator after spending the last 11 seasons with the Reds, including the past nine in the same role.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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