Mets add Craig Bjornson, Jeremy Barnes to coaching staff

Buck Showalter’s first teaching workers with the Mets is formally full.

The crew introduced Friday that Craig Bjornson and Jeremy Barnes have joined the workers, as bullpen coach and assistant hitting coach, respectively. Bjornson and Barnes be part of beforehand reported hires Joey Cora (third base), Wayne Kirby (first base), Eric Chavez (hitting) and Glenn Sherlock (bench). As well as, pitching coach Jeremy Hefner was retained from final season.

Craig Bjornson is the Mets’ new bullpen coach.
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Bjornson, 52, has eight seasons of expertise as a bullpen coach with the Purple Sox and Astros. His most up-to-date teaching stint got here from Boston between 2018-20. He replaces Ricky Bones, who was employed by the Nationals this offseason.

Jeremy Barnes
Jeremy Barnes

Barnes, 34, served as director of participant initiatives with the Mets final season. He was the Astros’ minor-league hitting coordinator in 2018 and 2019. He replaces Kevin Howard, who was moved to director of participant growth after final season. 


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