Tom Nieto

Tom Nieto

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Thomas Andrew Nieto (born October 27, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Nieto previously served as the New York Mets' bench coach and catching instructor. A native of Downey, California, Nieto attended Oral Roberts University.

Playing career

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tom Nieto in the third round of the 1981 amateur draft. He played for the Cardinals in and , the Montreal Expos in , the Twins in and and the Philadelphia Phillies in and . He played in the World Series with the Cardinals in 1985.

Coaching career

From to , Nieto worked with the New York Yankees, serving as the major league catching coach in and . He managed the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League in and . When Willie Randolph was named manager of the New York Mets following the season, he named Nieto as his catching instructor on November 26, . In , Nieto switched from catching instructor to first base coach. On June 17, 2008, the New York Mets fired Nieto, manager Willie Randolph and pitching coach Rick Peterson.

Nieto joined the Minnesota Twins organization in as the manager of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats. In his first and only season in New Britain, he led the Rock Cats to a 72–69 record and a playoff berth. On October 20, 2009, Nieto was named as the new manager of the......
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