Tony DeFrancesco is a possibility to become the Mets' first base coach, reports SNY's Andy Martino.
The 56-year-old DeFrancesco has been the Mets' Triple-A manager since 2018 -- in Las Vegas in 2018 and in Syracuse in 2019 after the team relocated.
DeFrancesco interviewed for the Mets' managerial opening before it went to Carlos Beltran.
In 2012, DeFrancesco had a stint as the Astros' interim manager, going 16-25 during a season where the Astros finished 55-107.
DeFrancesco started his managing career in 1994 and has also coached in the majors (with the Athletics as third base coach in 2010). He was the manager for Triple-A Fresno from 2015 to 2017 (in the Astros' farm system) and won the Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year award in 2015.
The Mets' coaching staff is starting to come together, though the team has not yet officially announced anything.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen has said that the team will not announce any hirings until the entire staff is in place.