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02/15/2008 1:29 PM ET
Mets name Sandy Alomar, Jr. catching instructor
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FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets today named Sandy Alomar, Jr. the club's catching instructor.

Alomar, 41, concluded a 20-year major league career last season with the Mets. The six-time American League All-Star and recipient of the 1990 American League Rookie of the Year hit .139 in eight games with the Mets in 2007.

His father Sandy, Sr. is the Mets third base coach and his brother Roberto was a 12-time major league All-Star and a member of the Mets from 2002-2003. Roberto and Sandy, Jr. are the second brother combination to play for the Mets, joining Mike and Tom Glavine.

Alomar has appeared in 49 postseason contests. Sandy established a single-season postseason record with 19 RBI in 1997 with the Indians. He batted .311 (14-45) in 12 career World Series games.

He hit .273 (1,236-4,530) with 294 doubles, 10 triples, 112 home runs and 588 RBI with the Padres, Indians, White Sox, Rockies, Rangers, Dodgers and Mets.

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