ESPN is reporting that Randy St. Claire is expected to be named the Mets new AAA pitching coach joining Wally Backman in Las Vegas and replacing former pitching coach Mark Brewer. It was reported by Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger that according to people with knowledge of the situation Brewer was let go due to “a disconnect between the practices of the Triple-A pitching staff and the organization’s prescribed pitching program.”
St. Claire was mentioned to have met with the Mets during the Winter meeting in Nashville about a minor league role. St. Claire was the Marlins pitching coach for the last 3 seasons until he was let go this past off season. Before that he served as the Nationals pitching coach for 6 seasons.