The Mets are close to rounding out their coaching staff.
Slater, 49, worked with current Mets hitting coach Pat Roessler in the Yankees organization from 2009-14.
When Slater is confirmed as assistant hitting coach, here is how the staff will stack up:
Full (unofficial) 2018 Mets field staff:
Manager: Mickey Callaway
Bench: Gary DiSarcina
Pitching: Dave Eiland
Bullpen: Ricky Bones
Hitting: Pat Roessler
Asst. Hitting: Tom Slater
1B: Ruben Amaro, Jr.
3B: Glenn Sherlock
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 14, 2017
A formal announcement will be made in the coming days.