Wed, 26 Feb 2020

It's officlal: Mets tab Rojas as manager

Field Level Media
24 Jan 2020, 11:55 GMT+10

The New York Mets named quality control coach Luis Rojas their new manager, the team announced on Thursday.

Rojas, 38, is the son of former major league player and manager Felipe Alou and the brother of six-time All-Star Moises Alou.

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

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters Wednesday the team was finalizing a multiyear deal with Rojas.

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 got the job.

Before becoming the Mets' quality-control coach for the 2019 season, Rojas 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).

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

--Field Level Media

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