The Mets are naming Brian Schneider their new quality control coach, reports SNY's Andy Martino.
Schneider will fill the role that was vacated when Luis Rojas became manager.
The 43-year-old Schneider had initially been hired earlier this offseason to manage Triple-A Syracuse, so the Mets will now need to fill that vacancy.
Schneider will serve as a conduit between the front office, coaching staff and players on issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics. He will also oversee catching instruction.
"Brian is a welcome addition to our coaching staff," Rojas said in a statement. "He has been in a major league uniform as a player and as a coach for the better part of the last two decades and his insight will be a valuable tool as he communicates ideas between our front office, myself, his fellow coaches and our players."
Schneider, who most recently worked for the Marlins as their catching coach, managed the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League in 2014.
He spent two seasons with the Mets during his 13-year big league 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.
While announcing the Schneider promotion, the Mets also announced that Tony DeFrancesco will assume outfield coaching duties in addition to his current roles as first base coach and baserunning instructor.