Yankees bring back entire coaching staff

The Associated Press
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, and third baseman Alex Rodriguez take part in baseball practice in Baltimore. Girardi says the length of Rodriguez's grievance hearing complicates the team's offseason planning. The players' association is trying to overturn a 211-game suspension given to the third baseman last August for alleged violations of baseball's drug program and labor contract. Girardi said Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, that if a decision isn't made soon, the team will have to make backup third base plans in case Rodriguez isn't available. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees are bringing back their entire coaching staff next season under manager Joe Girardi.

New York said Friday it has retained Mike Harkey (bullpen), Mick Kelleher (first base), Kevin Long (hitting), Tony Pena (bench), Larry Rothschild (pitching) and Rob Thomson (third base).

Girardi was hired before the 2008 season and agreed last month to a four-year contract. The Yankees missed the playoffs this season for just the second time in 19 years.