Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the NY Mets. Beltran resigned on Thursday due to the investigation about his role in the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal. Beltran, 42, was hired in November by the Mets, a franchise he spent seven seasons with during his 20-year playing career. Beltran was a veteran player under Hinch and Cora for the Astros in 2017, and he is the only player mentioned by name in MLB’s report.
Beltran is the third MLB manager to lose his job this week because of the Astros scandal. Houston manager A.J. Hinch was fired Monday after he received a one-year suspension from MLB, and Red Sox skipper Alex Cora was let go Tuesday night. Cora, the Astros bench coach in 2017, is being called the “ringleader” of the Astros scheme in Major League Baseball’s nine-page report. The Red Sox are also being investigated for potential electronic sign-stealing under Cora in 2018.
Beltran spent the 2019 season as a special adviser to New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, before accepting the Mets manager job for the 2020 season. He played for the Mets from 2005-2011. The nine-time All-Star also played for the Yankees, Royals, Cardinals and Giants.
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