New York Mets: Brian Chicklo

Rapid Reaction: Mets 6, Brewers 2

June, 10, 2014
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NEW YORK -- After Terry Collins received a vote of confidence from Sandy Alderson, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Daniel Murphy and Taylor Teagarden gave their manager the support he really needed.

Matsuzaka limited the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers to one run in six innings and Murphy and Teagarden homered as the Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 win Tuesday at Citi Field.

Murphy, fresh off a trip to the White House to discuss parental rights, opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the third inning against right-hander Marco Estrada.

After Estrada issued three sixth-inning walks, Teagarden deposited an opposite-field grand slam over the right-field wall for a 6-1 lead.

Teagarden, who had 20 homers in 467 career major league at-bats with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, was making his Mets debut after swapping spots with demoted Travis d’Arnaud.

Despite the Mets’ .159 average with the bases loaded this season entering the night, the 30-year-old Teagarden became the third Met with a grand slam this season, joining Ike Davis and Wilmer Flores. The only other Met with a slam in his first career game with the ballclub was Collin Cowgill on Opening Day 2013, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The lone run against Matsuzaka came on an RBI double by Lyle Overbay in the fourth past first baseman Lucas Duda.

Matsuzaka was making his second start since Rafael Montero’s demotion opened a rotation slot until Dillon Gee returns from a lat-muscle strain.

In the sixth, Matsuzaka was struck on his right backside by a leadoff line drive from Carlos Gomez. Matsuzaka scrambled to retrieve the baseball and threw to first base for the out against the speedy ex-Met. A visit from assistant trainer Brian Chicklo ensued. After warm-up pitches, Matsuzaka’s outing resumed. He completed the inning and then departed with his pitch count at 100.

What’s next: Jacob deGrom, still searching for his first win, makes his sixth major league start Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. DeGrom (0-2, 3.19 ERA) opposes right-hander Wily Peralta (5-5, 3.03).

Training staff staying (mostly) intact

November, 15, 2011
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The Mets won't make major changes to their medical staff, but are flipping a pair of assignments.

According to Newsday, Ray Ramirez will remain head trainer with the major league club. He now will be assisted by Brian Chicklo, who oversaw the Florida operations last season after several years as a minor league trainer. Mike Herbst, who had been Ramirez's assistant, reportedly will flip roles with Chicklo and be assigned to Port St. Lucie.

Minor league appointments

February, 21, 2011
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Here's the press release on the Mets' minor league appointments:

The New York Mets today announced the appointments of six instructors to the minor league and player development staff: Dave Jauss to the newly created role of Coordinator of Staff Development, Brian Chicklo as Medical Coordinator, Rick Tomlin as Roving Pitching Instructor, Mark Brewer as Short Season Roving Pitching Instructor, Jack Voigt as Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator and Randy Niemann as Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator.

Jauss, 54, will oversee the development of staff and player preparation in his new position. Last season, Jauss served as the bench coach on the Mets’ major league staff.

Chicklo, 39, served as the Triple-A trainer for the past nine seasons. This year will his 12th in the Mets’ organization.

Tomlin begins his third season with the Mets. He spent his previous two seasons as the pitching coach for Brooklyn (A) of the New-York Penn League.

Brewer also will act as the pitching coach for the GCL Mets (R) of the Gulf Coast League. Last season, Brewer served as the pitching coach for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

Voigt, 44, moves to his new role from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League where he was the Bisons hitting coach.

Niemann, 55, enters his 24th season with the Mets’ organization. Last season, the Scotia, CA native was the big league club’s bullpen coach.

The Mets previously announced the appointment of Dick Scott as the Minor League Field Coordinator. Scott spent last season in the same role with the Houston Astros.

Kevin Morgan (Coordinator of Instruction/Infield Coordinator), Lamar Johnson (hitting coordinator), Bob Natal (catching coordinator), David Pearson (Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Coordinator), Jason Craig (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator), Ken Coward (Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator) and Rafael Landestoy (International Field Coordinator) all return to their positions from last season.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.301 9 53 73
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .837
WB. Colon 12
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155