Report: Magadan a Mets coach candidate

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Dave Magadan

NEW YORK -- Ex-Met Dave Magadan has been approached by the ballclub to gauge his interest in becoming hitting coach, the Post reported.

Magadan serves as hitting coach for the Texas Rangers. The Yankees also reportedly have had preliminary conversations.

The Mets reportedly have reached out to former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long as well.

Magadan, 52, played for the Mets from 1986 through 1992.