Hitting coach Chili Davis to coach Mets remotely
Chili Davis will be helping New York Mets hitters from afar for now, according to a report.
The New York Post’s Mike Puma reported on Wednesday that Davis will not be in New York when the Mets congregate at Citi Field on Friday for workouts. He says that the 60-year-old hitting coach lives in Arizona, where coronavirus cases have increased, and is concerned about the virus.
For now, Davis plans to work remotely for precautionary purposes. Puma says assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will handle the coaching on-site, while Davis can help by watching videos and communicating with players digitally.
Davis was fired by the Cubs in late 2018 and ended up signing a 1-year deal with the Mets for 2019. The Mets showed offensive improvement last season, which led Davis to receive a 2-year contract with the team.
Davis played in the Majors from 1981-1999 and was a three-time All-Star. This is his fourth stint as an MLB hitting coach.