Here's the press release on the Mets' minor league appointments:
The New York Mets today announced the appointments of six instructors to the minor league and player development staff: Dave Jauss to the newly created role of Coordinator of Staff Development, Brian Chicklo as Medical Coordinator, Rick Tomlin as Roving Pitching Instructor, Mark Brewer as Short Season Roving Pitching Instructor, Jack Voigt as Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator and Randy Niemann as Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator.
Jauss, 54, will oversee the development of staff and player preparation in his new position. Last season, Jauss served as the bench coach on the Mets’ major league staff.
Chicklo, 39, served as the Triple-A trainer for the past nine seasons. This year will his 12th in the Mets’ organization.
Tomlin begins his third season with the Mets. He spent his previous two seasons as the pitching coach for Brooklyn (A) of the New-York Penn League.
Brewer also will act as the pitching coach for the GCL Mets (R) of the Gulf Coast League. Last season, Brewer served as the pitching coach for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
Voigt, 44, moves to his new role from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League where he was the Bisons hitting coach.
Niemann, 55, enters his 24th season with the Mets’ organization. Last season, the Scotia, CA native was the big league club’s bullpen coach.
The Mets previously announced the appointment of Dick Scott as the Minor League Field Coordinator. Scott spent last season in the same role with the Houston Astros.
Kevin Morgan (Coordinator of Instruction/Infield Coordinator), Lamar Johnson (hitting coordinator), Bob Natal (catching coordinator), David Pearson (Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Coordinator), Jason Craig (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator), Ken Coward (Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator) and Rafael Landestoy (International Field Coordinator) all return to their positions from last season.