Begins his 10th season as the Yankees' bullpen coach in 2019, having held the position from 2008-13 before returning prior to the 2016 season (rejoined the team on 11/17/15)… in 2018, Yankees relievers set a Major League bullpen record with an 11.40 K.9.0IP ratio (753/594.2IP), surpassing the mark of 10.92 set by the 2017 Yankees… their 753K were second-most by a bullpen in Baseball history behind the 2018 Rays (754K in 824.1IP)… became the first bullpen in Major League history to strike out at least 30.0% of its batters faced (30.2%), surpassing the 2017 Yankees (29.0%) for the all-time record… their 9.7 WAR was best by a bullpen in Major League history… in 2017, Yankees relievers struck out 653 batters, eclipsing the 600K mark for the first time in franchise history… their 10.92 K/9.0IP ratio was a Major League record and their 9.1 WAR is now third-best by a bullpen in Major League history (Los Angeles-NL, 9.6 in 2003)… in 2016, Yankees relievers ranked third in the Majors (second in the AL) with 578K… led the Majors with a 10.15 K/9.0IP ratio (578K/512.1IP) ... Yankees relievers have led the Majors in K/9.0IP ratio out of the bullpen in each of the last five seasons: 2014 (10.25), 2015 (10.11), 2016 (10.15), 2017 (10.92) and 2018 (MLB-record 11.40) ... Served as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2014-15… over the two-year span, the team's bullpen tied for second in the Majors with 1,041K ... During his first tenure with the Yankees (2008-13), the bullpen led the AL in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.49), wins (173), saves (279) and strikeouts (2,775), ranked second in opponents' batting average (.237) and third in ERA (3.56)… over the same span, the Yankees went 491-17 when leading at the end of the eighth inning ... Yankees relievers combined for 49 saves in 2013, fifth-most in the Majors, and recorded 9.01 K/9.0IP… in 2012, Yankees relievers tossed 444.0 innings, fewest in the AL and third-lowest in the Majors… Yankees relievers combined for a 3.12 ERA in 2011, the lowest mark in the AL, and the lowest by a Yankees bullpen since 1985 (2.91)… in 2010, the Yankees bullpen combined for the second-lowest opponents' BA (.230) among AL teams… filled in as pitching coach from 6/4-29/10… Yankees relievers led the Majors in 2009 with 40 wins and tied for first with 51 saves… in 2008, the Yankees' bullpen collected a Major League-high 523K ... Was the pitching coach for the 2007 Triple-A Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League ... Served as bullpen coach with the Florida Marlins in 2006 ... Spent six seasons (2000-05) as a pitching coach in the Padres organization, making stops at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (2000), Single-A Fort Wayne (2001, '03), Single-A Lake Elsinore (2002, '04) and Double-A Mobile (2005).
Appeared in 131 career Major League games (104 starts) over eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1988-93), Colorado Rockies (1994), Oakland Athletics (1995), California Angels (1995) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997), going 36-36 with a 4.49 ERA (656.0IP, 327ER)... Was named Sporting News 1990 "NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year" after posting a 12-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in 27 starts for the Cubs…selected as USA TodaY "Minor League Player of the Year" in 1988…made his Major League debut at age 21 on 9/5/88 at Wrigley Field, recording a no-decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. the Phillies... Was a ﬁrst-round pick (fourth overall) by the Cubs in the 1987 First-Year Player Draft…was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 18th round of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft, but chose to attend college.
Married (Nikki) and has two sons, Tony and Cory, and a daughter, Miani… Tony was an infielder for Concordia University and a member of the 2011 NAIA World Series championship team… Cory had a four-year college football career with UCLA and played five seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams as a tight end from 2012-16… Miani majored in Business Management and Hospitality at Loyola Marymount University ... Attended Cal State Fullerton from 1985-87, where he played baseball and earned All-American honors as a junior… graduated from Ganesha High School in Pomona, Calif.