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Kevin Long to interview with Mets on Wednesday for hitting coach vacancy

Former Yankees hitting coach, Kevin Long, will be interviewing for their vacant hitting coach position on Wednesday.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will be interviewing with the Mets for their vacant hitting coach position on Wednesday, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Long, who was fired at the end of this past season, spent the the previous seven years as the Yankees hitting coach. During his tenure, the Yankees led the league in runs twice, in 2007, his first season, and in 2009 when the Yankees won the World Series.

Former Yankee and current Mets outfielder, Curtis Granderson, credits Kevin Long with re-tooling his swing to make him into a feared power hitter.

The Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens in May. He was replaced by Lamar Johnson, who will be reassigned within the organization.