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El Duque joins Yanks as Minors pitching instructor

El Duque joins Yanks as Minors pitching instructor

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez has re-joined the Yankees' organization as a Minor League pitching instructor.

Hernandez is spending time at the Yankees' training complex in Tampa, Fla., and he plans to be in town for the next few weeks. Manager Joe Girardi said that he was not certain if Hernandez would visit the big league camp this spring.


Hernandez, 48, pitched nine seasons in the Major Leagues from 1998-2007, joining the Yankees after defecting from Cuba. He compiled a 90-65 record and a 4.13 ERA in 219 games (211 starts), winning four World Series titles -- three with the Yankees from 1998 to 2000, and one with the White Sox in 2005.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.