Mets alumni update
In a late addition to the coaching staff, the Marlins have hired Lenny Harris as their new assistant hitting coach. He’ll work alongside hitting coach Frank Menechino.
Harris played for the Marlins during their run to the World Series in 2003–manager Mike Redmond was also on that team–and is MLB’s all-time leader in pinch-hits. He managed to stick around in the majors for 18 seasons despite a career .269 batting average and .667 OPS.
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill specifically mentioned that the team hopes the 50-year-old Harris can help prepare pinch-hitters for late-game opportunities off the bench.