Begins his eighth season as Yankees bullpen coach in 2017, having held the position from 2008-13 before returning prior to the 2016 season (was re-signed by the team on 11/17/15)…in 2016, Yankees relievers ranked third in the Majors (second in the AL) with 578K, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (596K in 2015)…led the Majors with a 10.15 K/9.0IP ratio (578K/512.1IP), also second-best in franchise history (10.25 in 2014). Served as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2014-15…over the two-year span, the team's bullpen tied for second in the Majors with 1,041K. During his first tenure with the Yankees (2008-13), the bullpen led the AL in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.49), wins (173), saves (279) and strikeouts (2,775), ranked second in opponents' batting average (.237) and third in ERA (3.56)…over the same span, the Yankees went 491-17 when leading at the end of the eighth inning. Yankees relievers combined for 49 saves in 2013, fifth-most in the Majors…recorded 9.01 K/9.0IP, the fifth-highest ratio in the AL and sixth-highest in the Majors…in 2012, Yankees relievers tossed 444.0 innings, the lowest total in the AL and third-lowest in the Majors…Yankees relievers combined for a 3.12 ERA in 2011, the lowest mark in the AL, and the lowest by a Yankees bullpen since 1985 (2.91)…also recorded 8.46 K/9.0IP, the second-highest ratio among AL teams…in 2010, the Yankees bullpen combined for the second-lowest opponents' batting average (.230) and third-lowest ERA (3.47) among AL teams…filled in as pitching coach from 6/4-29/10…Yankees relievers led the Majors in 2009 with 40 wins and tied for first with 51 saves, ranking second in opponent's batting average (.231)…allowed 11.64 baserunners/9.0IP, the second-lowest ratio in the Majors behind Oakland's 11.54…their 1.25 WHIP led the Majors…in 2008, the Yankees' bullpen collected a Major League-high 523K. Was the pitching coach for the 2007 Triple-A Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League. Served as bullpen coach for Joe Girardi with the Florida Marlins in 2006. Spent six seasons (2000-05) as a pitching coach in the San Diego Padres organization, making stops at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (2000), Single-A Fort Wayne (2001, '03), Single-A Lake Elsinore (2002, '04) and Double-A Mobile (2005).
Appeared in 131 career Major League games (104 starts) over eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1988-93), Colorado Rockies (1994), Oakland Athletics (1995), California Angels (1995) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997), going 36-36 with a 4.49 ERA (656.0IP, 327ER). Was named Sporting News 1990 "NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year" after posting a 12-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in 27 starts for the Cubs…selected as USA Today "Minor League Player of the Year" in 1988…made his Major League debut at age 21 on 9/5/88 at Wrigley Field, recording a no-decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. the Phillies. Was a first-round pick by the Cubs in the 1987 First-Year Player Draft (fourth overall)…was originally selected by the San Diego Padres in the 18th round of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft, but chose to attend college.
Married (Nikki) and has two sons, Tony and Cory, and a daughter, Miani…Tony was an infielder for Concordia University and a member of the 2011 NAIA World Series championship team…Cory had a four-year college football career with UCLA and has been a tight end with the Los Angeles Rams since signing in 2012…Miani is majoring in Business Management and Hospitality at Loyola Marymount University. Attended Cal State University Fullerton from 1985-87, where he played baseball and earned all-American honors as a junior…graduated from Ganesha High School in Pomona, Calif.