NEW YORK -- The Yankees on Thursday announced five additions to their Major League and professional scouting department, a group that includes former big league pitchers Brandon Duckworth and Dan Giese.
Also joining the Yankees' scouting department are Kendall Carter, Joe Espada and Dennis Twombley.
Duckworth, 38, concluded a 16-year playing career last season. His
playing career spanned eight big league seasons with the Phillies
(2001-03), Astros (2004-05) and Royals (2006-08). Duckworth pitched the
last two seasons for Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles as a teammate
of right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, completing his career by celebrating the 2013 Japan Series title.
Giese, 36, played 12 professional seasons and made 35 big league
appearances with the Giants (2007), Yanks ('08) and Athletics ('09).
With New York in 2008, Giese was 1-3 with a 3.53 ERA in 17 relief
appearances and three starts.
Carter, 53, has been a national cross-checker with the Yankees for
the past seven seasons. Carter was the Mariners' west area scout from
1991-95, and he spent 11 years with the D-backs as a western region
national supervisor (1996) and national scouting supervisor (1997-2006).
Espada, 38, spent the last eight years as a coach and coordinator in
the Marlins' organization, most recently serving as Miami's third-base
coach. A former second-round pick of the Athletics in 1996, Espada also
served the Marlins as a Minor League hitting coach (2006-07) and Minor
League infield coordinator (2008-09).
Twombley, 38, has been an amateur scout in the Yankees' organization
for the last six years, and he previously served five years in the same
role for the Astros. Twombley was selected by the Yanks in the 1996
First-Year Player Draft and played in 167 games for the organization as a
Minor League catcher.