The Yankees were the most injury-riddled team in baseball during the 2019 season, and now the team is making huge changes to its training staff.
According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, the Yankees are making a number of drastic changes to their training and performance staff. Steve Donohue, who has been with the organization since 1979 and with the major league staff since 1986, will be transitioned to "a status akin to trainer emeritus, though it's expected he'll remain involved with the club."
Additionally, the Yankees are hiring Eric Cressey, who runs Cressey Sports Performance and hosts an Elite Baseball Development podcast, to oversee their training and strength and conditioning staff.
Cressey also has ties to Yankees' new pitching coach Matt Blake, as Blake was formerly a pitching coordinator with Cressey Sports Performance.
Adler also reports that the team will promote assistant athletic trainer Michael Schuk to head trainer to replace Donohue.
These changes come after the Yankees also parted ways with strength and conditioning director Matt Krause in late December.
In 2019, the Bronx Bombers saw a large number of their impact players miss significant time due to injury, with Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius -- among others -- all missing a large chunk of playing time.