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.