P.J. Pilittere will be the assistant hitting coach on Aaron Boone's coaching staff with the Yankees, according to WFAN's Suzyn Waldman and NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.
Pilittere will be the team's assistant hitting coach while Marcus Thames, who was New York's assistant hitting coach last season, will be the head hitting coach.
Pilittere, 36, was the hitting coach for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2017 and with Double-A Trenton in 2015 and 2016. He previously worked with the Class-A Yankees in Tampa and Charleston and the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2012. As a coach, he has worked with several key Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres.
As a player, Pilittere never made it to the majors. From 2004 to 2011, he hit .264 with 16 home runs and 183 RBIs in 470 games, making it to the Triple-A level in 2009 before becoming a coach after the 2011 season.