June 16, 2021

Yankees ‘overhauling’ plan to prevent another injury crisis (New York Post)


The Yankees endured a season in which they saw 30 different players head to the injured list for a record 2,433 days lost, and the man in charge of changing that reality, Eric Cressey, has begun his work in his new role.

Cressey, officially named by the team as director of player health and performance on Tuesday, will head to Tampa on Wednesday for the first of five visits to the Yankees’ complex before the start of the regular season.

“We’re in the process of overhauling how we assess players,’’ Cressey said during a conference call.

Cressey, 38, co-founded Cressey Sports Performance, which has facilities in Massachusetts and Florida, and has worked with pitchers such as Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber and Noah Syndergaard. He will continue to head up his practice, meaning his time actually with the team will be somewhat limited.

He said he’d be at Yankee Stadium at least once per homestand, as well as at Fenway Park. It was at Fenway last summer that Cressey made his first real connection with the organization.

Previous director of strength and conditioning Matt Krause was dismissed, as The Post first reported last month, and longtime head athletic trainer…

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