The New York Mets have hired Carlos Mendoza, longtime Yankees bench coach, as their manager. Mendoza, 43, heads to Queens after serving as the Yankees’ bench coach for the last four seasons. Mendoza has spent 15 years with the Yankees organization in multiple roles, including working as an infield coach and managing in the club’s minor league system.
Mendoza now becomes the third Mets manager since owner Steve Cohen took control of the club in late 2020. Current Yankees’ third base coach Luis Rojas, and Buck Showalter each held the job for two seasons each. The Mets parted ways with Rojas in 2021 and brought in the veteran Showalter,who compiled a 175-147 record in New York. The club went 101-61 in 2022 under Showalter and reached the National League Wild Card Series. However, the Mets announced on the final day of the regular season that he would not return to the team in 2024.
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