According to multiple industry sources, Kevin Long and the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal that runs concurrent with the pact manager Joe Girardi recently signed.Harkey? Really?
Long, whose three-year deal worth about $1.2 million expired yesterday, will receive a raise. Next season will be Long's sixth handling the Yankees' hitters.
...It is believed third-base coach Rob Thomson, first-base coach Mick Kelleher and bench coach Tony Pena will return. All of their contracts expired yesterday.
Bullpen coach Mike Harkey is a strong candidate to take over for departed pitching coach Dave Eiland -- Single-A Staten Island manager Josh Paul would become the bullpen coach.
Anyway, Long more than deserved a new deal, he's done a great job as hitting coach since taking over for Mattingly in 2007.