Mets interviewing ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long


According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe the Mets will interview hitting coach Kevin Long, who was fired by the Yankees earlier this month after eight seasons on the job.

Long was the Yankees’ hitting coach from 2007-2014 and during that time they scored the second-most runs in baseball, but aging and injuries turned the lineup into one of the league’s worst for the past two seasons and he took the fall.

Dave Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of the season and his replacement, Lamar Johnson, was let go after the season. Hudgens has since found a new home as the Astros’ hitting coach.