Eric Hinske joins Mets as assistant hitting coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Hinske is joining the New York Mets as assistant hitting coach in manager Buck Showalter’s staff, Eric Chavez is switching to bench coach and Dom Chiiti is becoming bullpen coach. Glenn Sherlock is moving from bench coach to catching and strategy coach and Jeremy Barnes from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach. Hinske, a 12-year big league veteran, was hitting coach of the 2018 Los Angeles Angels, when Billy Eppler was general manager. Eppler became the Mets GM in November 2021.

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