Obie leaving Dominican Republic

December, 22, 2010
12/22/10
5:11
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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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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