Report — Rachel Balkovec to manage the New York Yankees’ Low A minor league affiliate

Rachel Balkovec will be the manager of the Low-A team during the New York YankeesAccording to The Athletic's report, she will be the first female skipper of affiliated professional baseball in this season.

Balkovec, who joined in November 2019 to coach minor league baseball for the Yankees, will be leading the minor league Tampa Tarpons. according to The Athletic.

Balkovec, a 34 year-old Nebraskan, was a minor league strength- and conditioning coordinator, and coach for the St. Louis CardinalsThe switch to the was made from 2011-15. Houston AstrosAs the Latin American strength- and conditioning coordinator. She also has experience with the Dutch softball and national baseball teams.

Balkovec started out as a Creighton softball catcher. After that, she transferred to New Mexico where she earned a degree in exercise science in 2009. LSU granted her a masters degree in sports administration two years later.

Balkovec said, “I consider my path an advantage.” told The Associated Press in 2019. “It was more work than I would have done if I were a man, but it's something I enjoy because I'm better prepared for any challenges I may face.”

This report used information from The Associated Press.

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