June 16, 2021

Yankees make more changes to medical staff (New York Post)


In the wake of the great Bronx injury epidemic of 2019, the Yankees continue to overhaul their people and processes for their training and conditioning.

An industry source confirmed a report by The Athletic that the Yankees will hire Eric Cressey, a celebrity in the performance world, to oversee their training and conditioning.

Previous director of strength and conditioning Matt Krause was dismissed, as The Post first reported on Dec. 20, and longtime head athletic trainer Steve Donohue, who began working for the Yankees organization in 1979 and joined the big league club in 1986 under legendary trainer Gene Monahan, will assume an emeritus role. The Yankees plan to announce their reorganization, with precise titles, shortly.

Last season, even as the Yankees won 103 regular-season games and another five in October, they endured massive injury damages. A total of 30 players logged 39 stays on the injured list, and their total of 2,433 days lost to the IL set a known record for the sport, according to Major League Baseball. General manager Brian Cashman made his displeasure public on June 30, during the team’s visit to London, when he said, “I’ve gone through the…

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