The distance between Citi Field and South Side High School is less than 20 miles.
So Jonathan Strangio should feel right at home.
Strangio was hired yesterday as the team’s vice president of baseball operations, reuniting with general manager Billy Eppler.
The 33-year-old Strangio, who was a pitcher and infielder at South Side High School before graduating in 2006, worked with Eppler for the Los Angeles Angels beginning in 2015.
The Rockville Centre native was a baseball ops intern for the Mets in 2011, and while in Anaheim was promoted to assistant GM by Eppler in 2015.
Strangio is one of four new members of the Mets baseball ops department, all of whom worked for Eppler when he ran the Angels.
he others are former Yankees executive Steve Martone, who is a special assistant to the Mets’ GM, plus senior director of player personnel Nate Horowitz and director of baseball operations Nick Spar.
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