Mets, struggling to score, fire hitting coaches


The New York Mets have fired their hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater, the team announced late Monday night.

Hugh Quattlebaum has been named the team’s new hitting coach, with Kevin Howard becoming the new assistant hitting coach.

The Mets (11-12) have struggled to hit early this season. They are dead last in MLB in runs and home runs and are 27th in slugging percentage.

Davis was in his third season as the Mets hitting coach while Slater was in his fourth season.



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