The Mets are looking at a former player in their search for a new pitching coach.
The team is scheduled to interview Jeremy Hefner on Monday for its pitching coach job, according to The Athletic. Hefner, 33, made 50 major league appearances for the Mets across the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He never made it back to the majors after undergoing two Tommy John surgeries.
Hefner is currently an assistant pitching coach with the Twins, who brought Hefner on as an advance scout after he retired from playing in 2017.
Phil Regan, 82, finished the 2019 season as the Mets’ pitching coach after the team fired Dave Eiland in June.
The Mets have already added one of their former players to their coaching staff this offseason with the hiring of Carlos Beltran as manager.
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