• The Mets on Thursday named Wes Engram to the newly created position of vice president of corporate partnerships sales and service. Engram will provide "leadership, management and strategic direction" for the club's corporate partnerships sales and service department, according to a release.
Engram joins the Mets from the Royals, where he served as senior director of corporate partnerships and broadcast sales since 2010. He has also worked for the Rays and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, among other professional teams.
"I'm very excited to join the Mets in this new role, and look forward to creating new ways to connect our partners with our fans while providing value to both," Engram said in a statement.
• Former Mets bullpen coach Guy Conti met the team in Philadelphia, where he will serve as a temporary staff member over the weekend. Bench coach Bob Geren and pitching coach Dan Warthen both have leaves of absence scheduled to attend the high school and college graduations of loved ones.
• Thursday marked the beginning of an 11-game road trip for the Mets, who will play 25 of their next 33 games on the road.
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