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Mets hire Dave Jauss as bench coach

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The longtime baseball coach and scout returns to the organization after a decade.

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The Mets continued their busy weekend by rounding out their coaching staff with the hiring of Dave Jauss as bench coach, per Jon Heyman.

Jauss has worn many hats in his long career, making his break in 1988 as a manager in the Montreal Expos farm system. Jauss has had subsequent stints in Boston, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, with roles varying from an advance scout to a first base coach. In 2010, he was named the Mets’ bench coach, part of Jerry Manuel’s final coaching staff of his Mets tenure. He has spent several years in the Pirates’ organization since then.

The Mets likely tabbed Jauss for this role due to his extensive experience, considering Rojas has just one year managing in the majors—a season that was thrown into turmoil due to COVID-19. With Jauss in the fold, the Mets’ likely coaching staff going into 2020 seems to be set, with manager Luis Rojas, Chili Davis as hitting coach, Jeremy Hefner as pitching coach, Tony DeFrancesco as first base coach, and Gary DiSarcina as third base coach making up the main group.