NEW YORK — Jim Riggleman, a 66-year-old veteran of 13 seasons as a serious league supervisor, has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach for Mickey Callaway.
Riggleman was Cincinnati’s bench coach from 2016 till he turned interim supervisor for five months final season, and he led the Reds to a 64-80 report after the group’s Three-15 begin under Bryan Worth. David Bell was hired by the Reds on Oct. 21.
Riggleman, a local of Fort Dix, New Jersey, additionally managed the Chicago Cubs (1995-99), Seattle (2008) and Washington (2009-11). He has a 726-904 (.445) report as an enormous league supervisor.
He replaces Gary DiSarcina, who’s shifting to third base coach in a transfer introduced earlier this month. Glen Sherlock strikes from third to first and Ruben Amaro Jr. shifts from first to entrance officer adviser.
New York, which introduced the hiring Monday, went 77-85 in Callaway’s first season as a supervisor, and Callaway drew scrutiny for his recreation administration.
In a 2-1, 10-inning loss at Cincinnati on Might 9, Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores batted out of order as a result of the handwritten lineup card given to umpires was completely different than a computer-printed model posted within the Mets dugout.
On July 9, Callaway introduced in left-hander Jerry Blevins towards Philadelphia earlier than lefty-hitting Odubel Herrera was introduced as a pinch hitter, permitting Phillies supervisor Gabe Kapler to bat righty-hitting Jesmuel Valentin with out losing a participant. Callaway insisted that was the matchup he wished.
New York additionally claimed outfielder-first baseman Jordan Patterson off waivers from Colorado, which designated him for project final week. The 26-year-old was eight for 18 (.444) with the Rockies this 12 months and hit .271 with 23 doubles, 26 homers and 76 RBI at Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League.