Mets Hire Luis Rojas As New Manager

The 38-year-old Rojas would replace Carlos Beltran, who parted ways with the Mets a week ago Thursday after he was named as a key participant in the 2017 Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

Rojas had interviewed for the job that went to Beltran when the Mets were looking to replace Mickey Callaway, who was fired after last season.

In December 2018, Rojas was named the Mets' quality control coach, a then-newly created role to be a conduit between the front office and the manager, consulting on "game preparation, strategy and analytics."

Last season was his 13th with the Mets organization, and he has managed at several minor league levels for the franchise.

"He has a good finger on the pulse of this team," Van Wagenen said.

Rojas was voted Best Managerial Candidate by his peers three times as a minor league manager in polling by Baseball America. Rojas also managed the Dominican team at last fall's Premier12 Olympic qualifying event.

And who better to coach the Mets than someone who comes highly recommended by minor leaguers?

Source: ESPN

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