11/10 Rowson returns to Yankees
James Rowson, who took over as the Cubs’ hitting coach in June 2012, has returned to the Yankees to be the Minor League hitting coordinator. Rowson was in the Yankees organization for six seasons, including four as the Minor League hitting coordinator from 2008-11. He left the Yankees to take over as the Cubs Minor League hitting coordinator, and was named interim Major League hitting coach in June 2012, replacing Rudy Jaramillo. Rowson, 37, got the Cubs job full time in 2013.
He’s the second member of Dale Sveum’s 2013 Cubs staff to find a job with another team, joining Dave McKay, who has joined the Diamondbacks as a first base coach. Sveum joined Royals manager Ned Yost’s staff as a coach just a few days after he was dismissed by the Cubs.
The Chicago Tribune first reported Rowson’s return to New York on Saturday, and he confirmed it to MLB.com on Sunday.
– Carrie Muskat