Yankees set to fire 3 coaches


September 27, 1990

General manager Gene Michael said yesterday that the New York Yankees are considering firing several coaches, and the action is reported to include pitching coach Billy Connors, batting coach Darrell Evans and third-base coach Buck Showalter. Mark Connor and Mike Ferraro, who have been associated with manager Stump Merrill since 1978, are expected to remain on the staff.

* RED SOX: Manager Joe Morgan shuffled his pitching rotation for the weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, moving Roger Clemens, who has been sidelined since Sept. 4 with tendinitis in the right shoulder, back one day. Mike Boddicker will start tomorrow night, with Clemens switched to Saturday. Greg Harris is listed to start on Sunday.

* TIGERS: Shortstop Alan Trammell has been placed on a day-to-day basis with a stiff back. . . . It's doubtful that second baseman Lou Whitaker, who suffered a strained ligament in his right knee on a first-inning slide at Oakland on Sunday, will play anymore this season.

* EXPOS: Right-hander Dennis Martinez will test the free-agent market if an arbitrator rules Monday that he is eligible. Martinez was victimized by collusion after the 1987 season, but is signed through 1991. . . . Towson State alumnus Chris Nabholz's six-game winning streak ended Tuesday night when Dave Magadan singled off reliever Tim Burke for a 3-1 New York Mets victory.

* METS: Left-hander Sid Fernandez may miss his next start because of an irritation behind the left kneecap. Fernandez, who has won just one of his past nine starts, worked 3 1/3 innings against the Expos on Tuesday before he was forced to leave.

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