The New York Yankees relieved hitting coach Dillon Lawson of his duties, the team announced on Sunday
"I am a big believer that successes and failures are collective efforts," Yankees vice president and general manager Brian Cashman said in a statement. "However, I ultimately felt that a change was needed and that a new voice overseeing our hitting operations would give us the best chance to perform closer to our capabilities as we move forward into the second half of our season
"I want to thank Dillon for all his efforts. He has a bright baseball mind that will continue to lead to a long and fruitful baseball career."
No replacement has been named.
The announcement came hours after the Yankees lost 7-4 to the visiting Chicago Cubs to enter the All-Star break 4-6 in their past 10 games
Previously, Lawson spent two seasons with the Houston Astros organization (2016, 2018) and was a hitting coach at the University of Missouri (2017).
--Field Level Media