Joey Cora has emerged as a candidate to possibly fill the bench coach vacancy inside the New York Mets dugout.
There are numerous coaching positions the New York Mets are now looking to fill after finding a new manager. The organization hired Carlos Beltrán to take over the duties as their skipper in late October.
One of these vacant coaching positions happens to be the team’s bench coach.
Many individuals have been reported to be candidates for the job. And as of Monday, you can add one more to the list.
Joey Cora has emerged as candidate for Mets bench coach. Has ties to Omar Minaya and Carlos Beltran. Cora, Pirates 3B coach last year and interviewee for their managing job, is thought to be strong candidate for Mets. Other known candidates: Fredi Gonzalez, Jerry Narron.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 18, 2019
As a player, Cora spent time at second base with the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians. He was named to an All-Star Game as a member of the Mariners.
Cora has additionally worked as a minor league manager for the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also served as the third base coach and bench coach for the White Sox from 2004-11 and was the bench coach for the Miami Marlins in 2012. His most recent gig was working as the bench coach for the Pirates.
Cora has a World Series ring from 2005 when he worked for Chicago.