The promotion of Tony DeFrancesco to Carlos Beltran’s major league staff left an opening at Triple-A. The Mets filled it on Friday, hiring Brian Schneider to manage in Syracuse.
The 43-year-old Schneider, a one-time Met who also played for the Nationals/Expos and Phillies, retired following the 2012 season and returned to baseball in 2014 with the Marlins, coaching Single-A Jupiter of the Florida State League. He spent the next four seasons with the Marlins as their catching coach, but his contract was not renewed after this past season.
Now he is joining the Mets’ minor-league system.