Yankees lose third base coach and managerial candidate to the Astros
Joe Espada is now the Astros bench coach, a day after they won the World Series
Think back to when the New York Yankees announced Joe Girardi would not return as manager for the 2018 season. was third-base coach Joe Espada. Remember that? Good. Now forget about it, because Espada is no longer on the board.
Instead, Espada has joined the Houston Astros as their new bench coach -- a position that came available at the conclusion of the World Series, with Alex Cora heading off to the Boston Red Sox to become their new manager:
Presumably the Yankees had already decided Espada wasn't the right individual to fill their managerial vacancy. As such, this probably doesn't impact them too much.
Nonetheless, it's a neat promotion for Espada, who now gets to try to help the Astros repeat and joins the team a day after they won the World Series.
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