The final piece to the Mets’ coaching staff was added Friday, with Brian Schneider named to the quality control position.
Schneider, a former catcher who played for the Mets in 2008-09, was named manager at Triple-A Syracuse earlier this offseason. But Carlos Beltran’s departure as Mets manager after only 77 days for his role in the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing scheme set off a domino effect that ended with Schneider on the major league staff. The quality control position was previously held by Luis Rojas, who replaced Beltran as manager.
As quality control coach, Schneider will be in charge of delivering analytical information to players and field staff. Schneider will also become the catching instructor. Tony DeFrancesco, the new first base coach, will become the outfield instructor — a role in which Rojas served last season.
Schneider joins DeFrancesco, Hensley Meulens (bench coach) and Jeremy Hefner (pitching coach) as new additions to the staff.