Obie leaving Dominican Republic

Ken Oberkfell is stepping down as manager of Escogido in the Domincan winter league this week after being named bench coach for the Mets.

GM Moises Alou thanked Oberkfell for his contribution in a statement released by the team. Oberkfell guided Escogido to the Caribbean Series title last winter.

Luis Pujols was named Escogido's new manager.