Eric Chavez Hired By Mets Only Weeks After Joining the Yankees

In one of the weirdest transactions of the offseason, former MLB star Eric Chavez has decided he is going to leave his post as the New York Yankees assistant hitting coach and will in turn be joining the New York Mets as the club's hitting coach.

This was all made possible because of a stipulation in his contract with the Yanks that stated he was able to leave the position at will if he was being promoted into another role. The Mets are hopeful the long-time above average hitter is the right man for the job to help turn their team around in 2022.

Chavez heads to the Mets to replace Hugh Quattlebaum, who was holding down the fort as the interim hitting coach after the team fired Chili Davis back in May of 2021. 

You may remember Chavez from his playing days as he spent his 1,615 game career as a member of the Oakland A's, Yankees, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Not only was he a great hitter who clobbered 260 home runs and an .818 OPS, Chavez went on to win a total of six Gold Gloves. The 17-year veteran is hopeful to one day manage a ball club in the major leagues and this is a great step up for him on his new journey.