The Mets and new manager, Carlos Beltran have “mutually agreed to part ways.”
The team had been quiet since news broke of Beltran’s involvement in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal during their 2017 World Series championship season, when he was a player. Beltran, who was hired by the Mets in November, was the only player mentioned in MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s nine-page report, which was released on Monday.
As a result of its findings, the league suspended Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year, fined the franchise $5 million and took away its 2020 and ’21 first- and second-round draft picks.
Astros owner Jim Crane then fired both Luhnow and Hinch.
On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox parted ways with manager Alex Cora, who was the Astros’ bench coach in 2017. The MLB report suggested Cora was heavily involved in the scheme. The Red Sox are currently under investigation for stealing signs during their 2018 championship season.