Padres Hire Former Yankees Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild to Same Role

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Pitching coach Larry Rothschild #58 of the New York Yankees looks on before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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A day after the New York Yankees filled their hole at pitching coach, the San Diego Padres have hired former Yankee pitching coach Larry Rothschild to the same position, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

The Yankees let Rothschild, who spent nine seasons in New York, go following the 2019 season.

This is a huge hire for the Padres, who will have a different pitching coach not named Darren Balsley for the first time in more than 17 seasons. Balsley, instead, will be reassigned within the organization.

Rothschild has a wealth of experience coaching in the big leagues. He began his coaching career in 1986 with the Cincinnati Reds, and from there he's moved onto a treasure trove of other organizations, including in 1998, when he became the first manager in Tampa Bay Rays history.

Headed by first-time manager Jayce Tingler, the Padres are looking to go in a different direction, providing a more experienced coaching staff around the youngster, centered around the hiring of Rothschild. Tingler is expected to officially name his entire coaching staff next week.