Former major league outfielder Carlos Beltrán is reportedly only considering the New York Mets manager job, has declined other interviews.
The search for a new New York Mets manager is heating up and one candidate seems to have narrowed down his potential opportunities. Per a report from Nathalie Alonso of the MLB‘s Spanish website, Carlos Beltrán is only considering the Mets manager position.
The former major league outfielder, who played for the Mets from 2005-11, has reportedly declined interviews for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs managerial openings. The Mets could consider Beltrán, as well as Joe Girardi, and Mike Bell for the position.
Carlos Beltrán says he has declined to interview for the Cubs and Padres managerial vacancies.
The Mets job is the only one he’ll consider.
— Nathalie Alonso (@NathalieMLB) October 13, 2019
The report surfaces despite Beltrán and the Mets not ending on the greatest terms when they traded him in 2011. The rough patches were said to have stemmed from Beltrán undergoing knee surgery in 2010. It was something the Mets organization wished for him not to do.
Along with his tenure with the Mets, Beltrán also spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros (two stints), San Francisco Giants, Saint Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Texans Rangers.
Beltrán now works as a special advisor to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. He’s been in that role since December of last year.
New York’s top priority in the initial stages of this season will be to complete this managerial search. They decided to part ways with Mickey Callaway on Thursday, Oct. 3 after two seasons with the team and zero postseason appearances.
Callaway finished his Mets managerial tenure with a 163-161 combined record across the pair of seasons.