Yankees considering hiring James Rowson as hitting coach

It sounds like the Yankees are zeroing in on their next hitting coach.

The Yankees are considering hiring Detroit Tigers assistant hitting coach James Rowson as the club's new hitting coach, a source confirmed to SNY's Andy Martino.

A 47-year-old from Mount Vernon, N.Y., Rowson held two separate stints as the Yankees minor league hitting coordinator from 2008-11 and then again from 2014-16, working with players like Aaron Judge, among many others.

Rowson has also been a big league coach with the Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, and Detroit Tigers.

The Yankees are in search of a new hitting coach after Sean Casey announced that he would not be returning to the club. Casey was hired in July after the Bombers moved on from Dillon Lawson.