NEW YORK (AP) – Ken Oberkfell has been hired as the New York Mets’ bench coach under new manager Terry Collins following two seasons as the team’s Triple-A manager at Buffalo.
Mookie Wilson was hired as first-base coach today, a role he held from 1997-02. Wilson was the Mets’ minor league outfield and base-running coordinator last season.
Dave Hudgens was hired as hitting coach after five years as Cleveland’s field coordinator. He was Oakland’s hitting coach in 1999 and from 2003-2005.
Jon Debus becomes bullpen coach following two seasons as a professional scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pitching coach Dan Warthen and third base coach Chip Hale return from the staff of fired manager Jerry Manuel.