New hire on New York Mets staff

A source has told ESPNCricinfo that the Mets have hired a new assistant hitting coach to replace the departed Dan Gartland, who was fired this week.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hiring of the new hitting coach is under wraps.

The Mets did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The move to bring in a new hitting instructor came as part of the team’s ongoing overhaul.

New head coach Scott Servais had already moved to replace Gartlander, who left the team last week after only one season with the Mets.

Servais is now in charge of all player personnel, including personnel decisions, player development and player development staff.

Servais had said in August that he would be leaving the team in the spring to pursue other opportunities.

Servas was a part-time hitting coach for the Dodgers, Mets and Giants last season, but has since been promoted to the full-time role.

Servas is a former college baseball coach at Syracuse University.

Servias had previously worked in the scouting department at the minor league level.

The Mets have been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks after they failed to make the postseason this season, and were eliminated in the NLDS of last year.