Mets announce changes to coaching staff

FLUSHING, N.Y., October 2, 2014 - The New York Mets today announced that hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not return to their positions in 2015. Johnson and Natera have been offered positions within the minor league system.

"We appreciate the hard work of Lamar and Luis this year at the Major League level," said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. "We hope they will continue to be part of the Mets organization in the future."

Natera was named to the newly created position of assistant hitting coach on March 24. Johnson took over for Dave Hudgens, who was fired on May 26.