Astros hire former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens

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Houston rounded out new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff by adding Dave Hudgens as hitting coach, Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach.

Pettis replaces Pat Listach, who was informed earlier today that he would not be asked back following just one season as third base coach.

Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this season, which was his fourth on the job. He was replaced by Lamar Johnson, who was then relieved of his duties by the Mets after the season.