Mookie Wilson stays with Mets in dual roles
Mookie Wilson is staying with the New York Mets as an instructor
and a team ambassador at sponsor and charity gatherings.
After firing him last fall for the second time, the Mets said
Tuesday that Wilson will work for the organization as it celebrates
its 50th anniversary this year.
He will work in spring training with both major and minor
leaguers, and he will visit farm teams during the season.
A member of the team’s 1986 World Series champions, he was first
base coach from 1997-02. He was rehired as first base coach last
year, with additional duties to oversee the outfielders and
baserunning, and let go after the season.