Tim Teufel has been removed from the big league coaching staff, the Mets announced on Tuesday. A member of the 1986 World Series champion Mets, Teufel has been offered another position in the organization, though it is unclear whether he will accept.
Teufel, 58, will be replaced as the third base coach by Glenn Sherlock, who will also add catching instructor duties. Sherlock, 56, has been on the Diamondbacks’ coaching staff in various capacities for the last 19 seasons, most recently as the bench coach.
“Tim Teufel has done an excellent job for us over many years in many different roles,” general manager Sandy Alderson said in a statement. “I hope he continues in the Mets organization. We are very pleased that Glenn is joining our major league staff. He will fill a key role for us at third base and as a coach for our young catchers.”
Teufel endured a difficult season in the coaching box, with his decisions coming under scrutiny after several prominent instances of runners making outs on the bases.
The Mets spent part of the general managers’ meetings interviewing candidates for a job on the coaching staff, specifically to work with catchers, though it was unclear whether they would replace a staff member or create another position.
Former bench coach Bob Geren had also been the Mets’ catching instructor before leaving for the Dodgers before last season. In his absence, both Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki endured difficult seasons. But for now, the Mets will likely stick with both heading into next season.
Sherlock was a minor-league catcher before becoming a coach. He managed in the Yankees’ organization from 1990 to 1993.