Sources: Teufel not a candidate


Tim Teufel's minor league managing results with the Mets organization.

When Sandy Alderson mentioned he may add one or two final candidates to the managerial interview mix, he apparently was not speaking about Tim Teufel. Multiple sources familiar with the process do not believe the former Mets infielder would be interviewed for the managerial position, even though he is thought of highly.

Teufel, 52, managed Double-A Binghamton this past season after spending the previous two seasons at the helm of Class A St. Lucie.

He played for the Mets from 1986-91, during an 11-year major league career.

Teufel could emerge as a candidate for the coaching staff, but that is for discussion down the road. He has existing relationships with two of the strongest candidates for manager -- Terry Collins (who presided over the minor leagues this past season) and ex-Met player/minor league manager Clint Hurdle.