Mets keep Johnson, Warthen, Alomars; hire Niemann, Shines

Updated: October 23, 2008, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Randy Niemann is becoming the New York Mets' bullpen coach for the third time, and Razor Shines was hired as third-base coach under manager Jerry Manuel.

Howard Johnson (hitting coach), Dan Warthen (pitching coach), Sandy Alomar Sr. (bench coach) and Sandy Alomar Jr. (catching instructor) will return. The first-base slot remains open.

The Mets said Thursday they are reassigning bullpen coach Guy Conti, third-base coach Luis Aguayo and first-base coach Ken Oberkfell. Conti ...

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