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Chili Davis hired as Mets hitting coach

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Chili Davis has been hired as hitting coach of the New York Mets after spending last season in the role with the Chicago Cubs.

Davis was hitting coach for Oakland manager Bob Melvin (2012-14) and Boston manager John Farrell (2015-2017) before moving to the Cubs under manager Joe Maddon.

Davis was fired in October. The Cubs were was 22nd among the 30 teams with 167 home runs and 13th with a .410 slugging percentage despite a .258 batting average that was third behind Boston and Cleveland.

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