The Mets hired former Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina today and will become Mickey Callaway’s first bench coach in 2018, according to Nick Cafardo from the Boston Globe.
DiSarcina spent his entire 11-year playing career in Anaheim, from 1989 to 2000, hitting for a career average of .258 and 28 home runs, even becoming an All-Star in 1995 before joining the Red Sox organization to serve several roles, among them being the manager of the Short Season-A Lowell Spinners between 2007 and 2009.
DiSarcina returned to the Angels in 2011 as an assistant general manager to Tony Reagins and Jerry DiPoto.
He then returned to the Red Sox organization in 2013 to manage the Red Sox’s Triple-A Affiliate, Pawtucket Red Sox. He led Pawtucket to a 80-63 record and a first place finish in the International League North Division. He was selected as the 2013 Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America for his efforts.
DiSarcina returned to the Angels organization once again in 2014 to serve as the third base coach for Los Angeles. In 2016, he became the first base coach for a year before going back to the Red Sox organization to serve as their bench coach in 2017.
DiSarcina will replace Mets bench coach Dick Scott after he served two seasons for the Amazins.
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