Boss gives Straw role

Updated: November 14, 2003, 12:45 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mel Stottlemyre is coming back to the New York Yankees next season, and so is Darryl Strawberry.

Stottlemyre told the team Thursday that he decided to stay on as pitching coach for the ninth season.

Strawberry, an eight-time All-Star who has overcome a drug addiction, prison and cancer, was hired as a player development instructor. He will work with the major league team during spring training and with minor leaguers the rest of the year.

"I am pleased that Darryl ...

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