The New York-Mets took another step to fill the coaching staff on Wednesday, hiring Tony Tarasco from New York as their first base coach. Tarasco will replace Tony DeFrancesco, who Mets has reassigned to another position within the organization. 50-year-old Tarasco has spent the last five seasons
The New York-Mets took another step to fill the coaching staff on Wednesday, hiring Tony Tarasco from New York as their first base coach. Tarasco will replace Tony DeFrancesco, who Mets has reassigned to another position within the organization.
Tarasco, 50, has spent the last five seasons as an outfielder and runner instructor at the Padres organization. He will be a point person in those areas of the Mets, in addition to his duties as a top coach.
Tarasco, a 1993-02 big league outfielder, was the Orioles right fielder in the 1996 American League Championship Series when a 12-year-old Jeffrey Meyer fan changed his mind across the walls of the Yankee Stadium. Probably best known for playing in. -Jump into Derek Jeter’s controversial home run. Tarasco has played with a total of six teams throughout his career, including a partial season at Mets in 2002. He was born and raised in Manhattan.
Shortly after retiring as a player, Tarasco joined the Nationals and eventually served as their first base coach from 2013 to 2015.
Mets has not announced full coaching staff, but team officials have shown that batting coach Chile Davis and pitching coach Jeremy Hefner are back. The club has previously announced that Dave Jaus will replace Hensley Meulens as Luis Rojas’ bench coach. However, the team has not announced any decisions regarding last year’s staff third-base coach Gary DiSarcina, bullpen coach Ricky Bones, quality control coach Brian Schneider and others.
De Francesco served as Mets’ first base coach for a year after a longer mission as a Triple A manager. He remains in the organization as a senior advisor for player development and scouting.
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