Reports: Mets To Name Former Astro Carlos Beltran As Next Manager

November 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

By Alec Geatry, WFAN 

Carlos Beltran will be the next manager of the New York Mets, according to multiple reports.

Beltran, who recently served in the Yankees' front office, had been considered a favorite to succeed Mickey Callaway following the latter's firing in October. He'd adamently showed interest in the position, turning down opportunities elsewhere in order to re-join the organization.

Beltran, 42, played 20 seasons in the majors from 1998-2017 for the Royals, Mets, Yankees, Astros, Cardinals, Giants and Rangers. The former outfielder was a nine-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, American League Rookie of the Year and World Series champion with Houston in 2017.

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen didn't rush the hiring process. 

Potential replacements Joe Girardi and Joe Madden headed off to the Phillies and Angels, respectively. On Friday, Beltran, Eduardo Perez and Twins bench coach Derek Shelton were tabbed as the three finalists for the position - Nationals' Tim Bogar was ruled out after advancing in the interview process. 

This story will be updated.