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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ring returns to Mets organization
By Adam Rubin
Courtesy of Long Island Ducks
Royce Ring briefly pitched for the Long Island Ducks last season.
, who made 26 appearances as a left-handed reliever for the Mets in 2005 and '06, is returning to the organization.
Ring, 33, has been hired as pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Mets, which are based at the organization's Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex.
Ring appeared in 99 major-league games with the Mets, Yankees,
San Diego Padres
. He made four appearances last season for the independent Long Island Ducks.
The Mets acquired Ring and two other minor leaguers from the
Chicago White Sox
on July 1, 2003 for
. He was traded along with
to the Padres on Nov. 15, 2006 for