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AP source: Mets hiring hitting coach Chávez away from Yanks

Jan. 06, 2022 23:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are set to hire Eric Chávez as hitting coach, luring him away from the crosstown Yankees as the team begins to put together a staff under new manager Buck Showalter. Chávez and the Mets have an agreement in place, according to a person familiar...

MLB lockout has Yanks in dark on players coming off surgery

Dec. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s lockout has left the New York Yankees unaware of how DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Jameson Taillon and Darren O’Day are progressing following surgery. Hicks, rehabbing from a May 26 operation to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist,...

Yankees finalize Boone's coaching staff for 2022

Dec. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have finalized manager Aaron Boone's coaching staff for 2022, including new additions at hitting coach, first base coach and third base coach. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza, pitching coach Matt Blake and catching coordinator Tanner Swanson are back...

Easy math: Showalter pledges Mets to lead, lean on analytics

Dec. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before Buck Showalter had access to analytics departments and all their graphs, spreadsheets and heat maps, he had his wife, Angela, hand-drawing spray charts to inform defensive positioning for the 1987 Fort Lauderdale Yankees in the Class A Florida State League. ...

Mets to introduce Buck Showalter as manager Tuesday via Zoom

Dec. 20, 2021 23:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter will be introduced as the New York Mets' manager Tuesday. The team said Monday evening in a press release that Showalter agreed to a three-year contract to become the 24th manager in Mets history. A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon...

New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as manager

Dec. 18, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter is back on the bench in New York. Nearly 30 years since making his name in pinstripes, Showalter has been hired as manager of the Mets as he returns to the Big Apple to take over his fifth major league team. The former New York Yankees...

Eppler, joining Mets, embraces return to `intimidating' NYC

Nov. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Eppler embraced the bright lights of the big city, promising on his first day as Mets general manager to pursue pricey free agents and create a perennial World Series contender. Hired late Thursday by owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy...

Eppler gets 4-year deal to become Mets general manager

Nov. 18, 2021 22:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally found a general manager, hiring Billy Eppler in a move announced Thursday night following their long and ridiculed search. Eppler was fired as GM of the Los Angeles Angels a little more than a year ago after five unsuccessful...

AP source: Mets, Eppler near 4-year GM deal

Nov. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were close to completing a deal Wednesday night to hire Billy Eppler as general manager, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Eppler and the Mets were nearing a four-year contract, said the person, who spoke on...

Rojas says no 'second thought' on going from Mets to Yankees

Nov. 16, 2021 19:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas says it was an easy decision to put on Yankees pinstripes so soon after getting dismissed by the New York Mets. “There wasn’t any second thought,” he said. Let go last month after his second year of managing the...