NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Mookie Wilson is staying with the Mets as an instructor and a team ambassador at sponsor and charity gatherings.
After firing him last fall for the second time, the Mets said Tuesday that Wilson will work for the organization as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Wilson will work in spring training with both major and minor leaguers, and he will visit farm teams during the season.
“I look forward to both roles,” he said in a statement. “I am glad to be back. I will get a chance to work with the players in the spring and during the year. Plus, I will be able to look at some of our younger players, which I love doing.
“This year, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mets baseball, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and talking to fans both at the ballpark and in the community.”
A member of the team’s 1986 World Series champions, he was first base coach from 1997-02. He was rehired as first base coach last year, with additional duties to oversee the outfielders and baserunning, and let go after the season.
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