The Mets on Monday announced they would not retain hitting coach Pat Roessler and would reassign bullpen coach Ricky Bones. But new GM Brodie Van Wagenen wasn't done announcing changes to New York's coaching staff.
Van Wagenen, speaking at GM Meetings on Monday, said former first base coach Ruben Amaro Jr. would move into a role with the front office, Gary Disarcina would move from bench coach to third base coach and third base coach Glenn Sherlock would be the team's new first base coach.
Amaro, 53, had only spent three seasons as a first base coach -- two with the Red Sox from 2016 to 2017 and last season under Mickey Callaway. Prior to that, Amaro had spent more than a decade in the Phillies front office, serving as their general manager from 2008 to 2015.
"He can be a valuable asset for me in the front office," Van Wagenen said of Amaro.
With Amaro moving from the field to the front office and Disarcina and Sherlock now being New York's base coaches, the team needs a new bench coach, however Van Wagenen did not name any candidates for those roles.
The Mets are also searching for a new hitting coach after Van Wagenen said he would not retain Roessler, who coached the Mets to the second-worst team batting average (.234) in the majors in his only season after being promoted from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach.
Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater is expected to return in the same role.
Van Wagenen said he did not have any updates regarding J.P. Ricciardi or John Ricco, who together served as interim GMs when Sandy Alderson stepped down midway through the 2018 season.