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Mets to hire Gary DiSarcina as bench coach

The move rounds out new manager Mickey Callaway’s coaching staff.

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The Mets will complete their new coaching staff by making Gary DiSarcina the bench coach on Mickey Callaway’s staff, per Ken Rosenthal. Like new Mets first base coach Ruben Amaro Jr., DiSarcina was most recently employed by the Red Sox, for whom he served the same role this year under previous manager John Farrell. And he was seen by some as a potential major league manager himself as soon as the 2018 season.

After ending Terry Collins’s tenure as manager following the season, the Mets retained a couple of coaches in Ricky Bones, who remains the team’s bullpen coach, and Pat Roessler, who was promoted to hitting coach after serving as assistant hitting coach under Kevin Long, who has taken the hitting coach job with the Washington Nationals.

DiSarcina joins Roessler and pitching coach Dave Eiland as the primary coaches set to work under Callaway, a first-time major league manager. For what it’s worth, the Mets’ overall hires here look to be good, though the team will have to do some work on its roster heading into the 2018 season for the coaching staff to have its best odds at success.