After leading the National League with 16 passed balls in 2011, the 25 year old spent two weeks this winter in Dallas with Mets minor league catching instructor Bob Natal. It didn’t take long to discover the problem.
Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.
A second dreadful summer month has left the high-paid right-hander’s rotation spot in jeopardy, but A.J. Burnett hopes to turn his luck around in September starting Wednesday night.