The New York Mets will reportedly interview Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton for their vacant managerial position.
The New York Mets have taken the proceeding steps in the search for a new manager. On Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets are going to interview Derek Shelton for their vacant manager position. Shelton is currently the Minnesota Twins bench coach.
Prior to coaching with the Twins organization, Shelton has been a part of the Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. In addition to working as a bench coach, Shelton has spent time as a hitting coach as well as a quality control coach.
I hear #Twins bench coach Derek Shelton is scheduled to interview for #Mets managerial opening next week. So add him to Beltran/Girardi/Mike Bell as known candidates getting face-to-face interviews.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 10, 2019
The Mets have also sought out Carlos Beltrán, Joe Girardi, and Mike Bell to interview for the job. Beltrán currently works as a special advisor to New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. He played the outfield for the Mets from 2005-11. Girardi managed the Yankees from 2008-17 and now works as an analyst for MLB Network and FOX Sports. Bell is currently the Vice President of Player Development for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It’s unclear when exactly Shelton will interview for the job next week.
The Mets’ search for a new manager began when they parted ways with Mickey Callaway last week. This comes after two seasons of Callaway in that position. New York didn’t reach the postseason in either of those years.
Whomever the Mets end up hiring is expected to come in and do what Callaway couldn’t, and that’s lead this talent-infused ballclub to October baseball.