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Malone named strength coach

11/12/2012

The Mets have hired Jim Malone as strength and conditioning coordinator. Malone, 45, spent the past seven seasons in that role with San Diego. He was the Mets' strength and conditioning coach in 2002, under Bobby Valentine.

He also has served as a minor league coordinator with the Royals and Indians.

Malone succeeds Brad Andress, who was not retained.