Carlos Beltrán is back with the New York Mets, a situation he never thought would be possible, given the circumstances for his departure.
There would have been “No chance,” as he says, adding. “That’s how the world goes around.”
The 45-year-old was named manager of the New York Mets in late 2019 and fired in January 2020 after Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal revealed that he (Beltrán ) was a key figure in the scheme.
Beltrán expressed his excitement to be around prospects and the guys on the big-league level, and to help the organization in any way he can. His presence in the clubhouse is a huge asset for the Mets, according to fellow Puerto Rico native Francisco Lindor.
Beltrán’s official role will be as a “Special Assistant to General Manager” Billy Eppler.