Mets Tap Hensley Meulens As New Bench Coach

Ryan Chatelain
November 25, 2019 - 10:32 am

Carlos Beltran has found his top lieutenant.

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The Mets are hiring former Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for the same role on Beltran's staff, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman confirmed Monday.

Meulens, 52, had served on Bruce Bochy's staff in San Francisco from 2010 until this past season. He was the team's hitting coach for eight seasons before moving to the bench in 2018 and helped the Giants win three World Series. 

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Meulens also has extensive coaching experience in the minor leagues, fall and winter leagues and international competition. After the 2017 season,  he interviewed for the Yankees managerial job that eventually went to Aaron Boone.

Meulens played for the Yankees from 1989-93 and also briefly played for the Expos and Diamondbacks. In 182 major league games spread out over seven seasons, the former outfielder hit .220 with 15 home runs.