Mets’ Beltrán steps down without coaching a game

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York Mets manager Carlos Beltrán has stepped down. He never coached a game with the franchise.

Beltrán was caught in the Houston Astros sign-stealing investigation that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released on Monday. He was the only player named in the investigation.

Carlos Beltrán (Getty Images)

“We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways. This was not an easy decision,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. “Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone’s best interest for Carlos to move forward as Manager of the New York Mets. We believe that Carlos was honest and forthcoming with us.

“We are confident that this will not be the final chapter in his baseball career. We remain excited about the talent on this team and are committed to reaching our goals of winning now and in the future.”

He is now the third manager fired from this investigation. The Astros fired manager A.J. Hinch on Monday and the Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday.

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has also lost his job after Manfred’s report.

All three teams will attempt to find a manager before spring training starts in February.

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