The New York Yankees has hired Eric Cressey as director of player health and performance, a move made after the Yankees had a record 30 players make 39 trips to the injured list last year. The team even set a big league record for sidelined players.
The 38-year-old Cressey founded Cressey Sports Performance in 2007 and will continue as president of the company, which specializes in kinesiology and biomechanics and maintains facilities in Hudson, Massachusetts, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. New Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake was a pitching coordinator for the company. Steve Donahue was promoted to the newly created role of director of medical services on Tuesday. Tim Lentych, entering his 17th season with the Yankees, was promoted to head athletic trainer. Michael Schuk, 37, was promoted to director of sports medicine and rehabilitation following six seasons as the team’s physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer.
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