Carlos Mendoza will become the Yankees' new bench coach, replacing Josh Bard, reports WFAN insider and SNY Contributor Sweeny Murti.
Mendoza, 39, had been the Yankees' infield and quality control coach since 2018. As quality control coach, he helped to serve as a bridge between the front office and dugout.
Prior to joining the Yankees' big league staff, Mendoza worked in the minors for New York from 2012 to 2017 in various capacities, including manager of Single-A Charleston in 2012 and infield coordinator from 2013-2017.
Mendoza played in the minors from 1997-2009, when he was a utility infielder in the Giants and Yankees organizations.
Bard, 41, had been the Yankees' bench coach since 2018. He began his coaching career with the Dodgers in 2016 after a 10-year big league career where he had stints with the Indians, Red Sox, Padres, Nationals, and Mariners.
Aside from the promotion of Mendoza, the other major change to the Yankees' staff so far this offseason has been the firing of Larry Rothschild.
Rothschild has reportedly been replaced by Matt Blake, who had been in the Indians' organization for the last four seasons.