The Yankees' pitching staff will look markedly different next season but the man working with them on a daily basis will be the same.
The Daily News has learned that pitching coach Larry Rothschild and the Yankees are close to announcing a new deal one which will bring the 59-year-old back to the Bronx where he's spent the past three seasons on Joe Girardi's staff.

A source said Rothschild's contract had not yet been finalized but that the two sides had agreed to terms. Rothschild joined the Yankees in November 2010 signing a three-year deal to take over for Dave Eiland who was dismissed following a tumultuous season during which Eiland took a four-week personal leave of absence.
Brian Cashman said earlier this month that he hoped to retain all six of Girardi's coaches though none of them have signed new deals. All of the coaches' contracts are set to expire at the end of the month.