Former Yankees manager Lou Piniella set to return to Bombers as YES Network television analyst
Sources say Sweet Lou expected to also serve as spring training instructor

BY Bob Raissman

Originally Published: Tuesday, December 13 2011, 11:51 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 13 2011, 12:00 PM

Sweet Luigi is headed back to the Yankees.

Lou Piniella, a fan favorite as both player and manager, is deep in negotiations and close to signing a deal to return to the Bombers as an analyst for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. He also will likely serve as a spring training instructor.

According to industry sources, Piniella will do a limited number of appearances for YES in the broadcast booth and studio.

Piniella would join YES’ cast of analysts that includes Ken Singleton, John Flaherty, Paul O’Neill, David Cone, Al Leiter and play-by-play man Michael Kay.
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