New York Mets Hire Former Manager And Long-Time Player

According to multiple sources, the New York Mets are hiring former manager Carlos Beltran as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.

The hiring has yet to be officially announced, but Beltran has already stepped down from his on-air role with the YES Network.

Beltran stepped down as Mets manager nearly three years ago following the fallout from the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, resigning before he ever managed a game for the team.

The 45-year-old retired from the MLB in 2017, having played since 1998.  He was a switch-hitting outfielder known for his power-hitting and strong arm.

Over the course of his 20-year career, Beltran was a 9-time All-Star (2004, 2006-2012, 2016), 3-time Gold Glove winner (2006-2008) and a 2-time Silver Slugger winner (1999, 2006).

In addition, he finished in the top 10 in MVP voting three times, hit 435 career home runs, drove in 1,587 runs and had a career .379 on-base percentage. He also won the American League Championship Series MVP in 2004.

It won't be long before he's inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports