Obie lands in Newark

Ken Oberkfell, who was not retained by the organization after serving as bench coach last season and Triple-A manager the previous six years, has landed with the Newark Bears.

Oberkfell, 55, will serve as a coach with the independent Can-Am team, the Bears announced.

Terry Collins' 2012 staff with the Mets: Bob Geren (bench coach), Dan Warthen (pitching coach), Dave Hudgens (hitting coach), Tom Goodwin (first base), Tim Teufel (third base) and Ricky Bones (bullpen).