Yankees name Brad Wilkerson assistant hitting coach

The New York Yankees named former big leaguer Brad Wilkerson an assistant hitting coach on Monday.

Wilkerson, 45, was a career .247 hitter in eight seasons with Montreal/Washington, Texas, Seattle and Toronto. He had 122 home runs and 399 RBIs in 972 games.

Wilkerson joins the Yankees from Jacksonville University, where he spent the last three years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.