MLB: Mets and Buck Showalter have a new Bench Coach and he is a former multiple Yankee Gold Glove

The New York Mets are promoting Eric Chavez from hitting coach to bench coach. Glenn Sherlock, who served as bench coach during Buck Showalter’s first season in charge, will remain on the staff and work more closely with the team’s receivers.

Meanwhile, the assistant hitting coach, Jeremy Barnes, is receiving a promotion to the position of head hitting coach to replace Chavez. Chavez and Barnes were new additions to New York’s staff last offseason:

The former was initially slated to serve as an assistant hitting coach with the Yankees, but he made the leap to the lead role in Queens just a couple of weeks after joining the Yankees staff. His rapid rise through the ranks continues with the nod as manager Showalter’s top lieutenant in the sophomore year.

A six-time Gold Glove winner during his playing days with the Oakland A’s, Chavez spent some time in the front office and ran the Los Angeles Angels’ farm system during his post-game time.

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He has caught the eye of major league managers in the past, but the 2022 season was his first on an MLB coaching staff. The 44-year-old former player could certainly find his name in manager searches during future offseasons.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Mets and Buck Showalter have a new Bench Coach and he is a former multiple Yankee Gold Glove