Al Leiter, John Franco Named Baseball Operation Advisers

Mar 06, 2019 383

BY: Marshall Field

The New York Mets have named Al Leiter as a baseball operations adviser for the club and will rejoin the Mets after a near 15 year absence. The team also announced that current Mets’ ambassador John Franco will have expanded duties as also serving as a baseball operations adviser as reported by Tim Britton of The Athletic.

Met general manager Brodie Van Wagenen praised Leiter saying, “Al’s passion for the game is infectious. His unique ability to communicate his knowledge to players, coaches and the front office will immediately make us better.” Leiter’s new job will be to help the mental preparation for Mets’ pitchers, especially that day’s starter. He will also be involved in scouting and player development.

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