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Alonso cites fictional coach, unhappy with Mets change

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor learned from phone messages that the New York Mets had fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant Tom Slater, a move that left players unhappy. New York made the announcement late Monday night, two days after the first baseman started to publicly mention the positive assistance of a new batting instructor who apparently is fictional. After Saturday night’s 5-4 win at Philadelphia, Alonso made a curious reference to the contributions of a new coach, Donnie Stevenson, who apparently doesn’t exist.

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