After rash of injuries, Yankees fire conditioning coach

Updated: May 3, 2007, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The New York Yankees fired their strength and conditioning coach Wednesday following a rash of injuries to the pitching staff that has contributed to the team's poor start.

Marty Miller was hired by the Yankees in the offseason as director of performance enhancement.

"It got to the point where the perception is there's a problem here," general manager Brian Cashman said.

Miller, 34, will be replaced on an interim basis by Dana Cavalea, who was Miller's assistant.

"The ...

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