The Mets reportedly reached out to former MLB manager Jim Riggleman for their bench coach vacancy, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman.
This is a move that John Harper had suggested might be good for Mickey Callaway and the team.
Riggleman, 65, was the Reds' interim manager this season after Cincinnati fired Bryan Price. He formerly managed the Padres from 1992 to 1994, Cubs from 1995 to 1999, Mariners on an interim basis in 2008 and the Nationals from 2009 to 2011, going 726-904 in his managing career.
Riggleman had been with the Reds organization from 2012 to 2018, managing its Double-A affiliate in 2012 and Triple-A affiliate in 2013 and 2014. Before he replaced Price, he was the team's third base coach.
The Mets are looking for a new bench coach after new GM Brodie Van Wagenen reorganized the coaching staff Monday. Former bench coach Gary Disarcina is now the Mets' third base coach; Glenn Sherlock is the new first base coach; and Ruben Amaro Jr. is moving into a front-office role.