Endy Chavez is coming back to the Mets organization as a minor league coach. Chavez, who was last with the Mets in 2008, will be joining the Brooklyn Cyclones staff when their season begins in June. In addition, Chavez will also work with minor league players at the Mets spring training camp in Port St. Lucie.
Chavez has not appeared in the majors since 2014, but last summer he played for the Somerset (New Jersey) Patriots and went on to hit .328 in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Chavez’s first stint with the Mets lasted from 1996-2000 after signing with the team out of Venezuela. He then moved on to the Royals organization after being selected in the Rule 5 draft. Chavez returned to the Mets for three weeks in 2002 before being claimed off of waivers.
The most memorable stint Chavez had with the Mets was from 2006-2008. It was in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS where Chavez made one of the best catches in MLB postseason history. In the sixth inning, Chavez reached over the left field wall and robbed Scott Rolen of a two-run home run to keep the game tied. In his three years with the Mets, Chavez played 337 games, hitting .288/.330/.386 while also covering each outfield position very well.
Chavez will be joining his brother Ender, who has been a coach in the Mets organization since 2012. Ender will be with Double-A Binghamton in 2019.