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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Teufel to Buffalo in shuffle

By Adam Rubin

With Ken Oberkfell expected to be named the bench coach for Terry Collins on the major league staff, Oberkfell's former position as Triple-A Buffalo manager is expected to go to '86 Met Tim Teufel.

Teufel managed Double-A Binghamton last season.

It is not yet clear whether Wally Backman would jump all the way to Binghamton or be assigned to Class A St. Lucie, but the Double-A assignment would be logical.

Ex-Mets catcher Mike DiFelice, who managed Class A Kingsport the past two seasons, was not retained by the organization. 2010 St. Lucie manager Edgar Alfonzo also is out. Alfonzo subsequently joined the Astros organization.