Former major league pitcher Steve Karsay is set to interview for the Mets’ pitching coach position, according to Joel Sherman of the Post. Karsay pitched for the A’s, Indians, and Yankees in his major league career, which started in 1993 and ended in 2006, and he spent the 2019 season as the Brewers’ bullpen coach. Before that gig this year, Karsay spent seven seasons working in the Cleveland organization.
In their search for a new pitching coach, the Mets have interviewed Jeremy Hefner, who spent his two years in the majors pitching for the team, and the team was also said to be interested in Michigan University pitching coach Chris Fetter for the gig.
Before the job opened up, the Mets fired Dave Eisland fairly early in the 2019 season before handing the gig over to longtime organizational pitching guru Phil Regan, who was 82 years old at the time—and saw the team’s pitching staff produce greatly improved results in the second half.