Eduardo Pérez
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The New York Mets are reportedly going to give Eduardo Pérez a second interview for their vacant managerial position.

Strides are being made in the New York Mets‘ search for their new manager.

On Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Mets were going to give Eduardo Pérez a second interview. Carlos Beltrán, who previously played for the Mets from 2005-11, will also receive a second interview.

Pérez is currently an ESPN analyst and a host on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. He played for numerous major league ballclubs throughout his career. Pérez spent time with the then-California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals (twice), Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners.

Beltrán, in addition to playing with the Mets, spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros (twice), San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.

There was speculation that he and the Mets left off in a bad note, a block of tension that trickled into 2019. It supposedly began when Beltrán decided to get surgery on his knee in 2010 against the team’s wishes.

However, that doesn’t seem like it’s the case, as Beltrán is going to become one of the candidates to move forward in the process. Besides he and Pérez, it’s unclear who the additional interviews will be with.

The Mets have had to search for a new manager since parting ways with Mickey Callaway. This comes after two seasons with him, zero postseason appearances, and a combined 163-161 record.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.