Carlos Beltran only interested in Mets manager job, report says

Written By James Crabtree-Hannigan
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Carlos Beltran has his sights set solely on becoming the Mets manager and won't go after other team's openings, Newsday reported Sunday.

The retired outfielder reportedly turned down interviews with the Padres and Cubs. The Mets interviewed him last week, according to the New York Post. "I'm ready," Beltran said.

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Beltran spent parts of seven years with the Mets during his playing days, making four All-Star Games and one postseason. The 42-year-old retired following the 2017 season and joined the Yankees front office as a special advisor to the general manager in 2018.

He said the experience he's gained as a player and as an executive have prepared him to be a manager.

"I was able throughout my career to be able to have good relationships, being able to have good conversations with the players," Beltran told SNY, "and I'm willing to do the same as a manager."

Other candidates known to have for the Mets' job include Joe Girardi, Mike Bell, Derek Shelton and Luis Rojas. Interviews are expected to continue this week.

Girardi is also said to be a candidate for the Cubs job, which he interviewed for last week. Other Cubs targets include Mark Loretta, Will Venable and David Ross.

San Diego's search is down to four or five names, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, including Rangers player development field coordinator Jayce Tingler. Ron Washington and Rod Barajas have both reportedly interviewed.

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