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It's official: Oberkfell headed to Mets

The New York Mets made it official today, naming Bisons manager Ken Oberkfell their major-league bench coach for 2011. Oberkfell has managed the Herd the last two seasons but became a clear favorite for the job last week when the Mets admitted they were not admitting external candidates. He is currently managing winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

No timetable yet from the Mets on the minor-league staffs although they should come in short order. Binghamton manager Tim Teufel is the favorite to replace Oberkfell in Buffalo.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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