LSU announces Cannizaro as hitting coach/recruiting coordinator _lowres

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- LA American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala. Andy and Allison Cannizaro, Phillip Cancilleri.

LSU replaced hitting coach/recruiting coordinator Javi Sanchez with former Tulane star and former major league shortstop Andy Cannizaro, the school officially announced on Monday. Cannizaro, a New York Yankees scout for the past five years, is a former All-American shortstop at Tulane. Cannizaro, 35, played in the big leagues for the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. He has worked as a Yankees scout since 2009, evaluating and recruiting amateur players in preparation for the annual MLB Draft.