February 15, 2007

Henderson & Virgil Sr., jion the team

In an Official Press Release by the Mets at Mets.com, the club announced that Rickey Henderson and Ozzie Virgil Sr. will jion the team during spring training as special instructors. This is the second year that Henderson has been brought into camp and Virgil has 27 years of experience. At Mets Fever I completed a post earlier in the off season on the impact Henderson had on Reyes. Here is a portion of the Official press release, for the complete story visit Mets.com:

Rickey Henderson, major league baseball's all-time stolen base leader, and Ozzie Virgil, Sr., who coached or played in the majors for 27 years, have joined the Mets organization as special instructors.

Henderson and Virgil will be with the team in spring training and will be available to the club throughout the year.

Henderson returns for his second season working for the Mets. In 2006, he served the club working with major and minor league players in spring training and then spent two weeks with the Mets during the regular season. Virgil, who began his playing career with the New York Giants in 1956, will be available to the major league club, minor league teams and will work with the club's Latin American baseball academies.

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