Rachel Balkovec joins Yankees as first female full-time hitting coach hired by an MLB organization

From CBS Sports authored by Dayn Perry:

“The Yankees have hired Rachel Balkovec as a minor-league hitting coach. Balkovec is believed to be the first female full-time hitting coach hired by a major league organization, as Lindsay Berra notes in the New York Times. ‘…Club officials said they had hired Balkovec based on qualifications — including two master’s degrees in the science of human movement and experience at several minor league clubs — that were a natural fit with the coaching crew being assembled for next season.’ ‘It’s an easy answer to why we chose Rachel for this role,’ Yankees hitting coordinator Dillon Lawson told Berra. ‘She’s a good hitting coach, and a good coach, period.’”

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