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The Mets have named Glenn Sherlock as their third-base coach and catching instructor for the 2017 season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Sherlock, who was the D-backs’ bench coach this season, replaces Tim Teufel as New York’s third-base coach. Teufel, a member of the 1986 World Series champion Mets team, had been New York’s third-base coach since 2012. He has been offered another position in the organization.

“Tim Teufel has done an excellent job for us over many years in many different roles,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said, per a team release. “I hope he continues in the Mets organization. We are very pleased that Glenn is joining our Major League staff. He will fill a key role for us at third base and as a coach for our young catchers.”

The 56-year-old Sherlock had been a coach in the D-backs’ system since its inaugural season 19 years ago. Prior to taking over as bench coach, he served as a bullpen and catching coach, first-base and third-base coach and Minor League catching coordinator.

Before joining Arizona, Sherlock managed the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League and Class A affiliates for three seasons, and he was Mariano Rivera’s first professional manager in 1990 with the GCL Yankees. Sherlock also played seven seasons in the Minors as a catcher in the Astros’ and Yankees’ organizations.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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