Former New York Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens will be filling that position on new Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch‘s staff. (Jose De Jesus Ortiz and Evan Drellich, Houston Chronicle)
“He’s a seasoned major league coach,” Hinch said. “I think he’s got a real understanding of how to coach an offensive approach and produce runs. I think his demeanor, his connection with players — he’s managing in Venezuela right now — overall everything he brings to the staff is high quality.”
Hudgens did not turn out to be a good fit for the Mets, though whether that was due to his skill as a coach or the Mets’ skill as hitters is something I don’t know how to judge. It will be interesting to see how he does in Houston next season.