Source: Dave Eiland felt de-emphasized

Updated: October 30, 2010, 4:45 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Although Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he had no prior knowledge that pitching coach Dave Eiland would be fired following the season, a person with knowledge of the relationship between Eiland and Girardi said it went south after Eiland returned in June from his nearly month-long personal leave of absence.

The person said that, upon his return, Eiland believed his opinions were de-emphasized. It is unclear if by the end of the season if Eiland and Girardi were working better ...

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