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Monday, November 25, 2019

Rachel Balkovec hired as Yankees minor league hitting coach

The Yankees have hired Rachel Balkovec as a minor league hitting coach, the New York Times reported on Friday. Balkovec, who signed a contract earlier this month, is believed to be the first woman to serve as a full-time hitting coach in the history of professional baseball.

Balkovec, 32, has an impressive resume and has already broken barriers as a woman looking to move through the coaching ranks. After playing softball collegiately at both Creighton University and the University of New Mexico, she’s worked in both the Cardinals and Astros organizations.

In 2014 and 2015, she was the Cardinals minor league strength and conditioning coordinator, the first woman in affiliated baseball to hold a full-time position in that role, as well.

Most recently, she was the strength and conditioning coach for the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros’ Double-A affiliate.

 

QLE Posted: November 25, 2019 at 01:51 PM | 0 comment(s)
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