Carlos Beltran has stepped down as the manager of the New York Mets before even sitting on the bench for one game due to his involvement in the cheating scandal with the Houston Astros. Yahoo’s Tim Brown was the first to report the news.
Carlos Beltran has told the Mets it is best if he steps down. Looks like the direction this will take.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 16, 2020
The Astros were found guilty earlier this week of stealing signs by using monitors behind the dugout. Their general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were both suspended for a season and then fired by the team. Beltran was a player on the 2017 Astros and was reportedly one of the ring leaders in the cheating scandal along with then bench coach Alex Cora.
Cora also is under investigation for cheating when he was manager of the Red Sox, which includes the 2018 World Series year. Beltran, or any other player, has not been disciplined by Major League Baseball as of yet.
There are no reports yet on who the Mets will replace Beltran with to be their manager.