Mets name 82-year-old Phil Regan interim pitching coach

Posted: 6:41 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 18:41:32-04

CHICAGO — The New York Mets have fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernández and named Phil Regan interim pitching coach, Ricky Bones interim bullpen coach and Jeremy Accardo pitching strategist.

New York announced the moves Thursday before its game against the Chicago Cubs.

The 82-year-old Regan has been the Mets’ minor league assistant pitching coordinator since 2016 after spending 2009-15 as the pitching coach for St. Lucie of the Florida State League. The former pitcher managed the Baltimore Orioles during the 1995 season.

Bones began this year as the pitching coach for St. Lucie. He was the Mets’ bullpen coach from 2012-18.

Accardo was in his first full season as the Mets’ minor league pitching coordinator.