Chili Davis


Mets Closing In On Chili Davis As New Hitting Coach

November 29, 2018 - 9:22 am

NEW YORK (WFAN) -- The Mets are on the verge of hiring Chili Davis as their hitting coach, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported.

According to Heyman, Davis is the Mets' choice, but "there may be a detail or two to be worked out."

Davis would replace Pat Roessler, who was fired earlier this month.

Davis spent last season as the Cubs' hitting coach but was dismissed despite that Chicago led the National League in batting average (.258) and was second in on-base percentage (.333). He had previously served as the hitting coach for the A's and Red Sox.

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Davis played 19 seasons in the majors for the Giants, Angels, Twins, Royals and Yankees. He was a three-time All-Star and a member of three World Series championship teams -- the 1991 Twins, and '98 and '99 Yankees.

The Mets were tied for last in the majors in batting average (.234) last season and finished 12th of 15 NL teams in runs scored.