Goodwin, Mets' 1B coach, steps away

NEW YORK -- Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin "has been given time away from the team to deal with a personal family matter," the team announced Tuesday.

Bench coach Bob Geren will move to first base, and senior advisor Guy Conti will now serve as the bench coach.

Goodwin, hired by the Mets on Oct. 29, 2011, was also responsible for the team's outfielders and baserunning instruction.