Three More Leave Mets Organization?

An article by posted on January 10, 2012

Earlier today we learned that Randy Niemann has left the organization.

A few moments ago Adam Rubin posted that three top aides from the St. Lucie Mets have also left the organization.

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Anthony DiComo reports that longtime Mets coach Randy Niemann has accepted a job with the Red Sox, according to a person familiar with the situation, in what is believed to be an assistant pitching coach position. The new role ends Niemann’s nearly quarter-century run with the Mets.

Niemann, who spent last season as New York’s rehabilitation pitching coordinator and helped oversee portions of Johan Santana’s rehab from left shoulder surgery, will reunite with former Mets manager Bobby Valentine on Boston’s staff. The two were also together from 1997-99 in New York.

A member of the Mets’ big league staff from 2009-10, Niemann became the organization’s pitching rehab coordinator during a coaching shakeup last winter. Previously, he had been the club’s bullpen coach.

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