As the Mets fill out their coaching staff under first-time manager Carlos Beltran, they have a new candidate for pitching coach.
New York is set to interview Milwaukee Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.
Karsay previously worked within the Cleveland Indians orgranization from 2012-18, starting as a pitching coach for the Rookie Level AZL Indians before assuming the same position with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers in 2016.
A native of Flushing, New York, Karsay graduated from Christ the King High School in Queens and went 22nd overall to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1990 MLB Draft.
In 11 seasons, the right-hander went 32-39 with a 4.01 earned-run average, transitioning to a reliver after going 7-16 with a 4.94 ERA in his first three years as a starter with the Oakland Athletics from 1993-97. He sat out 1995-96 because of two elbow injuries, including Tommy John surgery.
Karsay posted a 25-23 record and 3.52 ERA as a reliever with the Indians (1998-01), Atlanta Braves (2001), New York Yankees (2002-05) and Texas Rangers (2005) before he ended his career back in Oakland (2006).
Ten days after the 9/11 attacks, Karsay gave up former Mets catcher Mike Piazza's memorable home run in the Sept. 21, 2001, win over the Braves. Piazza's two-run blast to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning against Karsay sealed the Mets' 3-2 victory.