Thursday, February 17, 2011
HoJo Has Decided To Go-Go
Howard Johnson, former Met 3B from the glory days of the 1980's as well as the hitting instructor over the last four years, has decided to part ways with the Mets organization.
Johnson, affectionately known as HoJo, was relieved of his hitting coach duties last November upon the hiring of Terry Collins. The Mets were expecting to re-assign Johnson, possibly to be a hitting coach for affiliates in Brooklyn and Port St. Lucie. Johnson declined.
Dave Jauss has accepted a roving instructor position with the Mets. He should arrive in Port St. Lucie this weekend. As you may recall, Jauss was Jerry Manuel's bench coach last year.
Source: Andy Martino: Surfing The Mets