BUFFALO, N.Y. ( The New York Mets today announced that Buffalo Bisons manager Tim Teufelhas been promoted to the position of Mets Third Base Coach under manager Terry Collins for the 2012 season. The Mets also announced that Bisons pitching coach Ricky Bones will take over as the Mets bullpen coach next season.

For both Teufel and Bones, this will be their first major league coaching positions.

Teufel was named the Bisons 16th manager in the modern era before the 2011 season. Last year, the Herd went 61-82 and finished in 5th place in the IL North Division.

Bones has served as the Bisons pitching coach in each of the last three seasons. During his time with the Herd, Bones worked with current Met pitchers R.A. Dickey, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Chris Schwinden and Bobby Parnell in Buffalo.