Yankees hitting coach Sean Casey won’t return in ’24

Field Level Media

October 25, 2023 at 4:12 pm.

Sean Casey announced on his podcast that he won’t return as hitting coach for the New York Yankees next season.

Casey, who took over the position on July 10, said Wednesday on “The Mayor’s Office with Sean Casey” that family reasons were behind his decision.

Casey, 49, replaced Dillon Lawson on manager Aaron Boone’s staff at the All-Star break.

New York ranked 13th in the American League with a team batting average of .231 when he was hired. The Yankees finished 14th at .227, ahead of only the Oakland Athletics (.223).

A three-time All-Star, Casey played for five teams from 1997-2008, most notably the Cincinnati Reds (1998-2005). In Cincinnati, he was a longtime teammate of Boone.

Casey had a career average of .302 in 1,405 games, with 322 doubles, 130 homers and 735 RBIs.