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Mets hire Goodwin at 1B

The Mets announced that Tom Goodwin would be their first base coach for the 2012 season.

Goodwin finished his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox. He was their Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator for three of those years.

He played 14 seasons in the majors, playing outfield for the Rockies, Giants, Rangers, Royals and Cubs. Goodwin had a career .268 average and stole 50 bases in four different seasons.

According to previous reports, the Mets also interviewed Kevin Morgan and Jack Voigt. They were also believed to express interest in Doug Dascenzo, but he was hired by the Atlanta Braves organization.

With the announcement of Goodwin at first, Terry Collins’s 2012 coaching staff is complete. Dan Warthen and Dave Hudgens were retained as pitching and hitting coaches, respectively. Former Oakland A’s manager Bob Geren was hired to be the bench coach. Tim Teufel and Ricky Bones were promoted from AAA Buffalo to fill the third base and bullpen coaching vacancies.

Now that the coaching is set, the Mets can focus on other needs.

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