The New York Mets are hiring New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza as their manager, according to a person familiar with the decision and other outlets.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the move had not been announced.
Mendoza spent the past four seasons across town with the Yankees as bench coach under manager Aaron Boone. Mendoza replaces Buck Showalter, who was fired by the Mets at the end of last season. This would be Mendoza’s first MLB managerial job.
Mendoza becomes the first significant hire by new Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns, who took over the team early last month.
Mendoza is the third Mets manager since current owner Steve Cohen took control of the team in late 2020. Cohen replaced the manager he inherited, Luis Rojas, with veteran Showalter after the 2021 season. The Mets won 101 games under Showalter in 2022, but parted ways with him on the last day of a disappointing 2023 season in which they went 75-87 and traded away several veterans midseason.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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