Hale staying with the Red Sox

ORLANDO — The Mets have invited Terry Collins, Chip Hale, Bob Melvin, and Wally Backman for second interviews as they search for a manager.

Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale did not make the cut. Theo Epstein said earlier in the day he expects the coaching staff to return intact. That includes Ron Johnson, who missed the final months of the season attending to his daughter after a terrible car accident.

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