Yankees hire Doug Davis as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager



The Yankees’ revolving door of Triple-A managers continued Monday, when Scranton/Wilkes-Barre named Doug Davis its fourth manager in four seasons.

Davis takes over for Jay Bell, who left the organization this offseason because the former big-leaguer wanted “to pursue major league coaching positions,” general manager Brian Cashman told The Post in October.

Bell ended up going down a level to become manager of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the newly formed Double-A affiliate for the Los Angeles Angels in Madison, Ala.

Despite the never-ending managerial turnover, the RailRiders have made the postseason every season since 2015 and won the league championship in 2016 under Al Pedrique, who now is the Oakland Athletics third base coach.

Davis was the RailRiders’ bullpen coach last season, and has worked various roles under Bell, Bobby Mitchell (2018) and Pedrique (2017).

The 57-year-old Davis played seven major league games between the Angels and Rangers in 1998 and 1992, and has managed 999 games in the minors (515-484).

Davis will retain pitching coach Tommy Phelps and hitting coach Phil Plantier, while Aaron Bossi and Raul Dominguez were added as defensive coaches.

Bossi signed with the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and became a coach within the organization as 2017. Dominguez was with the Trenton Thunder (Double-A) last year, and is embarking on his 14th season with the Yankees.

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