Mets hire Tom Goodwin as 1B coach

10/29/2011 - MLB New York Mets

The New York Mets have completed their 2012 coaching staff by naming Tom Goodwin as the team's first-base coach.

Goodwin, 43, served for the past three sesaons as minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Boston Red Sox -- the areas he will oversee with the Mets.

Goodwin spent parts of 14 seasons as a major league outfielder, primarily in center field. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants.

The Mets also interviewed internal candidates Kevin Morgan and Jack Voigt and had shown interest in former major league outfielder Doug Dascenzo, according to major league sources. Dascenzo was hired Oct. 14 as a minor league coordinator for the Atlanta Braves.

Manager Terry Collins' 2012 staff also includes returnees Dan Warthen as pitching coach and Dave Hudgens as hitting coach.

Former Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren has been named bench coach. Tim Teufel and Ricky Bones have been promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to fill the third-base and bullpen coaching vacancies, respectively.

Former third-base coach Chip Hale departed to serve as Bob Melvin's bench coach with Oakland on a two-year deal. Former first-base coach Mookie Wilson and bullpen coach Jon Debus were invited to stay with the organization in other roles. Bench coach Ken Oberkfell was not retained.

Adam Rubin covers the Mets for ESPNNewYork.com.