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Mazzilli re-joins Yankees staff

Nov. 2, 2005 at 5:18 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Wednesday added former manager Lee Mazzilli to their coaching staff.

Mazzilli, who was fired by the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 4, 2005, formerly was the Yankees' first-base and outfield coach from 2000-03 and will be the team's bench coach in 2006.

"Lee was certainly qualified for this position before he had been a major league manager and he's only that much more capable now," Manager Joe Torre said on the club's Web site. "He knows the game and he knows New York. I look forward to his presence in the dugout."

In a 14-year career, Mazzilli played for the Mets' World Series champions in 1986, Texas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Toronto. He was an all-star in 1979, and began his coaching career as manager at Class-A Tampa in 1997.

Mazzilli is the second former manager to join Torre's staff this week. Larry Bowa was named third base coach on Monday.

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