Pat Roessler walks to the dugout during pre game warmups of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium

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Report: Pat Roessler Out As Mets Hitting Coach

November 05, 2018 - 1:58 pm


It would be hard to argue that the Mets offense was anything but awful in 2018.

New York finished the season tied with the Philadelphia Phillies with the worst team batting average in all of Major League Baseball.

The Mets hit just .234 on the year while ranking in the bottom 10 in almost every offensive category.

Following the team's abymssal performance at the plate this season, hitting coach Pat Roessler was relieved of his duties Monday after just one year as the Mets' hitting coach, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

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Roessler joined the organization as the assistant hitting coach prior to the 2015 season. When former hitting coach Kevin Long left the team to take the same position with the Washington Nationals after last season, Roessler was promoted.

While Roessler will not return to the team in any capacity in 2019, Mets bullpen coach Ricky Bones will be reassigned within the organization, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

In addition, assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will return to the team in his current position.