Rachel Balkovec hired by Yankees as first-ever woman to manage in minors


The MLB’s ongoing lockout has put the offseason in a stand-still, however that did not cease the Yankees from making a ground-breaking transfer on Sunday.

The group is reportedly hiring Rachel Balkovec as the supervisor of the membership’s Low-A affiliate, the Tampa Tarpons, according to of The Athletic. The transfer will make Balkovec the primary woman to ever serve as the supervisor of a minor league group.

Balkovec joined the Yankees group in 2019 as a minor-league hitting coach. The previous softball participant has labored in main league organizations for a lot of the previous decade. She was beforehand a energy and conditioning coach for the Astros’ Double-A affiliate, and has additionally labored for the White Sox and Cardinals.