Teufel, Backman to join Mets

Triple-A Buffalo manager Tim Teufel will serve as an extra coach with the Mets beginning Friday through Sept. 18. Double-A Binghamton manager Wally Backman then joins the Mets on Sept. 20 for the remainder of the season.

Minor league hitting coordinator Lamar Johnson and Buffalo pitching coach Ricky Bones also will have stints with the major league club this month.