Brian Schneider has been named manager of the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, the team announced. The news was first reported by Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com.
Schneider replaces Tony DeFrancesco, who was named the Mets' first base coach earlier this offseason.
The 43-year-old Schneider, who most recently worked for the Marlins as their catching coach, managed the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League in 2014.
Schneider spent two seasons with the Mets during his 13-year career, hitting .243/.323/.356 with 12 homers in 169 games spanning 2008 and 2009.
Schneider, who was represented by then-agent Brodie Van Wagenen during his playing career, also played for the Expos/Nationals and Phillies, retiring after the 2012 season.