As they continue to look for their next bench coach, the Mets have met with Joey Cora multiple times for the role, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Cora has been a coach with the Pirates since 2017 and served as their third base coach this past season.
The former second baseman played 11 season in the majors before becoming a coach. Cora spent eight seasons as a coach with the White Sox from 2004-2011--winning a World Series with the team in 2005--before spending one season with the Marlins in 2012.
Cora, the older brother of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, took a break from coaching for a few years before joining the Pirates staff. He also has some additional experience coaching in the Mets and Pirates minor league systems.
As the Winter Meetings get closer and closer, the Mets look like they're hoping to shore up their coaching staff as soon as possible.
Ron Wotus, Jerry Narron, Fredi Gonzalez and Hensley Meulens are other known candidates for the vacant bench coach position.