Coach Dillon Lawson

New York Yankees Part Ways with Hitting Coach Dillon Lawson

The New York Yankees have announced the departure of hitting coach Dillon Lawson from their coaching staff. The decision was made public on Sunday by Yankees Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman.

Cashman expressed his belief in collective efforts and acknowledged that change was necessary to optimize the team’s performance in the second half of the season. He stated, “I ultimately felt that a new voice overseeing our hitting operations would give us the best chance to perform closer to our capabilities.” Cashman thanked Lawson for his contributions and recognized his potential for a successful baseball career.

Coach Dillon Lawson
Coach Dillon Lawson

The Yankees have yet to name a replacement for Lawson.

The announcement followed the Yankees’ 7-4 loss to the visiting Chicago Cubs, capping a stretch where they won only four out of their last ten games leading into the All-Star break.

Lawson, 38, joined the Yankees organization as the minor league hitting coordinator in 2019 and assumed the role of hitting coach for the team in 2022. Prior to his tenure with the Yankees, Lawson had a two-year stint with the Houston Astros organization in 2016 and 2018, and he served as a hitting coach at the University of Missouri in 2017.

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