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Former Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina lands with Mets

Rob Bradford
November 05, 2017 - 3:48 pm

The Mets' coaching staff will have some familiar faces next season.

After hiring Ruben Amaro to serves as its first base coach for 2018, New York has now scooped up former Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina to serve in the same position under newly-hired manager Mickey Callaway. DiSarcina replaces Maine native Dick Scott, who moved on after the dismissal of Terry Collins.

The 49-year-old DiSarcina spent one year as Red Sox bench coach, having replaced current Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. 

All of John Farrell's staff from last season have landed jobs. Third base coach Brian Butterfield and hitting coach Chili Davis will perform in the same roles for the Cubs, while pitching coach Carl Willis replaces Callaway in Cleveland. Bullpen coach Dana LaVangie and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister are remaining with the Red Sox.

The lone member of last season's Red Sox coaching staff to still not find a new job is assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez, who interviewed for the Giants hitting coach job and is scheduled to talk with the Indians this week.

New Red Sox manager Alex Cora is only without a pitching coach, having brought on Tim Hyers (hitting coach), Andy Barkett (assistant hitting coach), Tom Goodwin (first base coach), Carlos Febles (third base coach), and Ron Roenicke (bench coach).

The Athletic was first to report news of DiSarcina's hiring.

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