The Detroit Tigers have interviewed Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin for their head coach vacancy, per The New York Post’s George A. King III.
And this isn’t the first time a Yankees staffer has discussed the vacancy with Detroit, as hitting coach Marcus Thames and bench coach Carlos Mendoza have both interviewed for the position.
In Nevin’s case, he has managerial experience in the minor leagues, dating back to his time with the Erie Seawolves (Double-A) and Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A), which are both Tigers affiliates. After those stints, he went to the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A squad – the Reno Aces – before becoming third base coach with Arizona and then the Yankees.
The 49-year-old Nevin also played three of his 12 seasons with the Tigers, so the familiarity with the franchise is certainly a plus.
Known for his home run celebrations with each player on the team, Nevin has been with the Yankees since Aaron Boone took over in 2018 season.