Mets hitting coach Chili Davis off-site when camp opens

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 15:27:39-04

QUEENS — New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the team opens summer training camp Friday.

The New York Post was first to report that the 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus.

First-year Mets manager Luis Rojas says it's uncertain when Davis will join the club.

The Post, citing anonymous sources in its report, said Davis does not have the virus.

Rojas said all other coaches and players have reported for intake screening. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason.

Minor league hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis will assist Slater.