Buck Showalter is rounding out his coaching staff as it was announced last night Glenn Sherlock will be the new bench coach for the New York Mets.
Sherlock is returning to the organization after spending the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a game-planning coach and catching instructor. He spent three seasons with the Mets under Terry Collins and Mickey Callaway (third-base and first-base coach).
In 1995, Sherlock worked under Showalter as a coach with the New York Yankees before following him to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The hiring comes after the Mets were reportedly denied permission to speak with San Francisco Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey and San Diego Padres quality control coach Ryan Flaherty.
The Mets still need coaches to add to the bullpen and on the hitting staff, but added hitting coach Eric Chavez, third-base coach Joey Cora, and first-base coach Wayne Kirby. They also retained pitching coach Jeremy Hefner following the 2021 season.
The Sherlock news came the same day the club announced the signing of 21 international players, highlighted by a pair of outfielders from the Dominican Republic, Simon Juan (No. 14 international prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 Internationals Prospect List) and Willy Fañas (No. 16).
“Today is another step in establishing and achieving sustained success,” Mets General Manager Billy Eppler said. “We are excited for these players to get started on their path to Queens.”
Though the lockout is ongoing, the organization is expected to make more moves before the start of the 2022 season.
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