Enters his first season as the team's manager after serving as the bench coach for the 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones...Had a similar role with the Cyclones in each of the last two seasons.
Has served as a Club Ambassador with the New York Mets since 2013.
Ranks fifth in Mets history in hits (1,136) and runs (614), sixth in doubles (212), seventh in RBI (538) and ninth in home runs (120).
Selected an All-Star in 2000, hitting .324 with 25 home runs, 40 doubles, and 94 RBI while helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 1986.
On August 30, 1999 went 6-for-6 with three home runs, five RBI and six runs...He set team records in a game for hits ,runs, total bases (16) and tied for the single-game home run mark.
Won the Silver Slugger Award in 1999.
Signed by the Mets as an undrafted free agent in 1991.
Also played with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Bridgeport Blue Fish, Long Island Ducks, Yomiuri Giants, Quintana Roo in the Mexican League and Newark Bears.