The New York Mets have completely filled out their list of coaches for the first season under the Carlos Beltrán regime.
In a few months, the New York Mets will play their first game in what’s a new managerial era. This past October, the organization hired Carlos Beltrán to be their new skipper after firing Mickey Callaway. Beltrán previously played centerfield for the Mets from 2005-11.
Since the hire, New York has searched for individuals to fill the rest of the vacant coaching positions. As of this past weekend, they’ve officially completed the priority and now have a full staff.
Hensley Meulens will be the team’s bench coach as previously reported. The same goes for Jeremy Hefner as the pitching coach. Chili Davis will return as the team’s hitting coach. Jeremy Accardo and Tom Slater will be the assistant pitching coach and assistant hitting coach, respectively. Tony DeFrancesco, who was the manager for Triple-A Syracuse, will be the first base coach. At the third base coach spot, the Mets will employ Gary DiSarcina. Luis Rojas will be the quality control coach and Ricky Bones will be the bullpen coach.
This will be Beltrán’s first managerial job. He last appeared on the field in the 2017 season when he won a World Series title with the Houston Astros. After his playing days ended, he interviewed for the then-vacant New York Yankees managerial position. However, the job ultimately went to Aaron Boone.
Beltrán will be joining an organization that finished 86-76 last year and hasn’t reached the postseason since 2016.