Eiland will serve his first season as the Royals pitching coach in 2012...he was named to Ned Yost's staff on
October 25, 2011 ... He spent the 2011 season in the Tampa Bay Rays organization as a special assistant to Executive VP of Baseball
Operations Andrew Friedman ... Served as the New York Yankees Major League pitching coach for three seasons from 2008-2010, including
on the 2009 World Series champion club ... Led the pitching staff to improvements in club ERA over each of his three seasons on the bench in New York...
saw a drop from 4.49 in 2007 to 4.28 in his first season of 2008, then to 4.26 in the championship season and
finally to 4.06 in his final season in 2010 ... His 2009 pitching staff recorded 1,260 strikeouts, the second-most ever by a Yankees staff...fell just six strikeouts
shy of the club mark of 1,266 accomplished in 2001 ... Eiland¡¦s final two staffs in 2009 and 2010 held opponents to a .251 and .249 batting average, respectively...those
totals were the second and third best totals for a Yankees club since 1982 ... Began his coaching career in 2003 as the pitching coach with Single-A Staten Island of the New York-Penn
League...was with the Baby Bombers from 2003-04, before serving as pitching coach at Class AA Trenton in
2005-06, then with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) in 2007...joined the Yankees Major League staff in September
2007 upon completion of the minor league season.
Appeared in 92 career Major League games, including 70 starts, over 10 seasons with the Yankees (1988-1991,
1995), Padres (1992-1993) and Devil Rays (1998-2000) ... Compiled a 12-27 record with a 5.74 ERA (373.0 IP, 238 ER)...underwent a pair of "Tommy John" surgeries,
resulting in his retirement in 2002 ... Originally a seventh-round pick of the Yankees in 1987...was the Yankees¡¦ Minor League Pitcher of the Year
and International League Pitcher of the Year in 1990.
David William Eiland and his wife, Sandra, reside in Wesley Chapel, Fla....the couple has two daughters: Nicole
(18) and Natalie (15) ... Played baseball and football at the University of Florida in 1985 before transferring to the University of South
Florida in 1986...earned All-Sun Belt honors and was a preseason All-American ... Graduated from Zephyrhills (Fla.) High where he played baseball, football and basketball ... Will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2012 ... Is active in charity work with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.