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Mets nearing deal to hire Rojas as manager

Field Level Media
23 Jan 2020, 05:05 GMT+10

The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear deal to make quality control coach Luis Rojas their new manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Rojas replaces Carlos Beltran, who lost his job last week in the wake of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

Rojas has been coaching and managing in the Mets organization since 2006. He interviewed for New York's managerial vacancy after the team fired Mickey Callaway in October, but Beltran landed the job.

Before becoming the Mets' quality control coach for the 2019 season, he managed the Gulf Coast League Mets (2011), the Class-A Savannah Sand Gnats (2012-14), the Class-A St. Lucie Mets (2015-16) and the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies (2017-18).

Rojas is the son of former major league player and manager Felipe Alou and the brother of six-time All-Star Moises Alou.

Callaway was let go by the Mets after compiling a 163-161 record in two seasons.

--Field Level Media

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