Broxton signs with Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Outfielder Keon Broxton agreed Sunday to a minor league contract to return to the Milwaukee Brewers after spending last season with the New York Mets, Baltimore and Seattle.
Broxton played for the Brewers from 2016-18, hitting .222 with 33 homers and 79 RBIs. The 29-year-old batted .167 last season with six homers and 16 RBIs in 155 at-bats.
Mets name coaches
NEW YORK — The Mets have hired Jeremy Hefner as pitching coach, Hensley Meulens as bench coach and Tony DeFrancesco as first base coach under new manager Carlos Beltran.
The 33-year-old Hefner pitched for New York from 2012-13. He was a major league advance scout for Minnesota in 2017 and ’18, then was assistant pitching coach last season. Hefner replaces 82-year-old Phil Regan, who took over when Dave Eiland was fired on June 20.
Meulens, 52, replaces Jim Riggleman, who served as bench coach for manager Mickey Callaway last season. Meulens was San Francisco’s hitting coach from 2010-17, then was Bruce Bochy’s bench coach for the past two seasons.
DeFrancesco, 56, spent the last two seasons as the Mets’ Triple-A manager and interviewed for the manager opening. He replaces Glenn Sherlock.
Holdovers announced Sunday include hitting coach Chili Davis, assistant hitting coach Tom Slater, third base coach Gary DiSarcina, bullpen coach Ricky Bones and quality control coach Luis Roja. Jeremy Accardo was promoted to assistant pitching coach from pitching strategist.
SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Junior Guerra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $2.65 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic, had not been announced.
Guerra was 9-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 71 relief appearances last season for Milwaukee, striking out 77 and walking 36 in 83ª innings. He was primarily a starter from 2016-18 and is 25-21 with a 3.81 ERA in part of five seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2015) and Brewers.
Guerra, who turns 35 in January, became a free agent when Milwaukee failed to offer a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline. He has three years, 155 days of major league service and would not be eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season.