Fredi Gonzalez has now joined the discussion to be the next bench coach for the Mets, it was reported by The New York Post's Mika Puma on Tuesday afternoon.
Gonzalez, who has been the third base coach for the Marlins over the last three seasons, is expected to meet with team officials back in New York once the GM meetings are over.
Gonzalez has been coaching or managing in the majors since 1999, starting his career as a third base coach with the Marlins before moving on to the Braves in 2003.
In 2006, Gonzalez was named the manager of the Marlins and held the position from the start of the 2007 season until 2010, when he was replaced by Edwin Rodriguez. Gonzalez moved on to become the manager of the Braves from 2010 to the middle of the 2016 season, when the Braves relieved him of his duties after the team started the season 9-28.
Jerry Narron, the former bench coach for the Diamondbacks, is also a known candidate for the Mets' vacant bench coach position.
New Mets manager Carlos Beltran told the team he wanted former Mets manager Terry Collins to be his bench coach, according to SNY's Andy Martino.