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Yanks hire coach Larry Rothschild

Updated: November 20, 2010, 4:09 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

In a surprise announcement, the New York Yankees hired Larry Rothschild, the Chicago Cubs pitching coach for the past nine seasons, to succeed Dave Eiland as pitching coach.

"Larry brings a wealth of invaluable experience to our team and to our pitching staff," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's a championship pitching coach, and I'm excited to add Larry's abilities to our staff. He is above all else an excellent teacher, who brings a professional attitude and a keen sense of preparation ...

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