The New York Mets have reportedly found their next manager.
Luis Rojas, who was previously managed the St. Lucie Mets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, has been hired as the Mets manager. He was the quality control coach for the New York Mets in 2019.
The Athletic’s Mets beat reporter, Tim Britton, announced the hiring on Wednesday afternoon.
Luis Rojas will be the next manager of the Mets.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) January 22, 2020
Former Met, Carlos Beltran, was hired as manager ahead of the 2020 season. After he was the only player named in the Astros cheating scandal, New York parted ways with him. He did not manage a single game for the team.
Beltran was signed on a three year contract, with a club option for a fourth year. His involvement in the sign-stealing operation was reported in the MLB’s official report. It said he was one of the players “brainstorming” the ways in which to cheat, but was not very specific on his exact role.
Rojas being named the replacement for Beltran was clearly due to him coming up through the Mets’ system. He is a relatively unknown name to most fans, however.
The New York Mets and Rojas will open their season at Citi Field in New York against the defending champion Washington Nationals on March 26.
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