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Al Leiter, John Franco join Mets front office

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Baseball player John Franco participates in Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

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The Mets have hired Al Leiter and John Franco as advisers.

Leiter has been a broadcaster for well over a decade, working with Fox, MLB Network, ESPN and various teams’ regional sports networks, most recently the Yankees. He will leave that behind to work in scouting, player development and mental preparation for pitchers. Franco has been with the Mets in an ambassadorial role for years, but this will be a substantive baseball operations job for him too, scouting and working with pitchers.

Leiter played for the Mets from 1998-2004. Franco played for the Mets from 1990 through 2004.

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