The New York Mets are on the verge of hiring Joey Cora as their new third-base coach, according to a source.

Cora, who is the older brother of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, spent five years as third-base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates before being let go at the end of the 2021 season. 

He will become the first coach hired under Buck Showalter, who took over as the team's manager less than three weeks ago.