The Mets have hired former MLB outfielder Carlos Beltrán as their next manager, the team announced on Friday.
MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo first reported the news.
Beltrán, 42, played 20 years in the majors, including seven with the Mets. He retired after winning the World Series with the Astros in 2017.
The Mets were seeking to replace Mickey Callaway, who was fired in October after two years in charge. The team reportedly conducted three rounds of interviews with at least six candidates. Among them were Nationals first base coach Tim Bogar, Padres bench coach Pat Murphy and ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez.
Beltrán told the New York Post in October that he had turned down offers to interview with the Cubs and Padres and would only like to manage the Mets.
Beltrán was also a candidate for the Yankees’ managerial opening in 2017.