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Kevin Long

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Beltran Thrilled For ‘Switch’ To Old Mentor K-Long

In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.

03/07/2014

Kevin Long (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yanks Hitting Coach ‘Not Going To Get Into A Media War’ Over Cano

“I’m not going to get into a media war with Lloyd McClendon,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said. “He’ll probably win that, anyway.”

02/19/2014

(L to R): GM Jack Zduriencik, Robinson Cano and manager Lloyd McClendon of the Seattle Mariners help Cano don his new uniform at his introductory press conference at Safeco Field on December 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

M’s Manager Lloyd McClendon Calls Out Kevin Long Over Cano Comments

“Last time I checked, I didn’t know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees,” McClendon said. “That was a little surprising. I was a little p—– off, and I’m sure Joe (Girardi) feels the same way.”

02/18/2014

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Yankees’ Long: No Excuse For Robinson Cano’s Lack Of Hustle

Cano is no longer a Yankee, yet we’re still talking about his giddy-up — or lack thereof — to first base. “If somebody told me I was a dog, I’d have to fix that,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long told the Daily News.

02/17/2014

Shin-Soo Choo (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yanks Relieved Grandy Rejected Offer; Club Targeting Beltran, Choo

With New York unlikely to re-sign Granderson, general manager Brian Cashman has set his sights on star-studded outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman.

11/12/2013

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long with Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Yankees Bringing Back Entire Coaching Staff For 2014

While the team may look a whole lot different in 2014, the New York Yankees coaching staff will remain the same.

11/08/2013

David Robertson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Robertson Waiting For Word On Closer Role

David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.

11/07/2013

Brian Cashman (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Kevin Long (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Calls Hitting Coach Kevin Long’s Stance On Teixeira ‘Alarming’

Brian Cashman insists he’s not angry with Kevin Long. But the Yankees GM didn’t too happy with him either when discussing Mark Teixeira’s wrist woes.

06/18/2013

Mark Teixeira (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Leaning Toward Placing Mark Teixeira On DL

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he’s leaning toward putting Teixeira on the DL. Cashman spoke on a conference call on Monday, an off-day for New York before it hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers in a two-game series.

06/17/2013

Jayson Nix (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Yankees Thoughts: Sabathia Lit Up, Cano’s Slump, MLB Draft & More

Brett Gardner has been very hot, but has anybody noticed Jayson Nix?

06/12/2013

Phil Hughes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Thoughts Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

Some thoughts as the Yankees hit Memorial Day weekend, the first big summer marker of the baseball season…

05/24/2013

Mark Teixeira (credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Admits Chance Of Season-Ending Surgery For Mark Teixeira

Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of the regular season. He could potentially sit out much longer.

03/18/2013

Curtis Granderson (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Despite Dreadful Postseason Slump, Cashman Still Believes In Curtis Granderson

“To get 43 home runs from a center fielder isn’t easy,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “And I don’t think one series erases that.”

10/23/2012

Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees celebrates with Alex Rodriguez after hitting a walk-off single against the Boston Red Sox in the 12th inning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cool Raul Powering Yankees’ Stretch Success

Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.

10/03/2012

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A-Rod Power Outage? Even Ike Davis Has More Doubles Than Yankees’ $29M Man

While Con Edison is busy asking its customers in New York City to conserve energy during this summer scorcher, Yankees fans hope Alex Rodriguez can somehow figure out a way to dial up the power.

06/21/2012

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