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Former World Series champ Duncan new K-Mets hitting coach

From staff reports • May 24, 2019 at 6:17 PM

KINGSPORT— The Kingsport Mets have a change in their coaching staff for the upcoming Appalachian League season.

Mariano Duncan will take over as hitting coach after former K-Mets outfielder Rafael Fernandez was reassigned within the organization, the team announced Friday.

Duncan spent previous seasons in the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs organizations. He played 12 seasons in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, winning World Series championships with the Reds and Yankees in 1990 and ’96. Duncan played in another World Series with the Phillies in ’93.

Duncan joins a veteran K-Mets staff led by former major league third base coach and new K-Mets manager Rich Donnelly. Former major league pitcher Jerome Williams is the pitching coach, Stephen Gaylor the development coach, Anthony Olivieri the athletic trainer and Seth Gregorich the performance coach.

The K-Mets open the Appy League season on Tuesday, June 18 at Greeneville. See the full schedule here.

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