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Mets name Bob Geren bench coach

Updated: October 14, 2011, 5:06 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Former Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren has been hired as bench coach for the New York Mets.

"Bob Geren's experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us," manager Mets Terry Collins said in a statement. "Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal."

Geren had a 334-376 record as Oakland's manager from 2007 until his dismissal midway through this past season.

Former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman also ...

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