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Former Mets Star Turned Down Spot on Coaching Staff

Isaiah De Los Santos
A former New York Mets star recently turned down potential spot on the team's coaching staff.
A former New York Mets star recently turned down potential spot on the team's coaching staff. / (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Teams across the majors are busy finalizing their coaching staffs for the 2023 season. With Buck Showalter officially back as manager, the New York Mets are adding some talent alongside him to help this team bounce back after an early playoff exit.

It turns out the Mets reached out to one of their former stars about a potential spot on Showalter's staff.

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports New York recently "gauged" Carols Beltran's interest about joining the coaching ranks. He told them he's not interested "in that type of role with the club" at this moment.

This is certainly an intriguing revelation. After his decorated career, which included four All-Star seasons with the Mets, he was hired by New York to replace Mickey Callaway as manager in 2019. However, he was dismissed in January 2020 after being named in MLB's report on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

Beltran hasn't held an everyday role in baseball since hanging up his cleats in 2017. He served as a consultant for the New York Yankees in 2018 and was hired by YES Network this past season as an analyst.

Given Mets players have advocated for Beltran to rejoin the organization in some way, it'd be no surprise if the legendary outfielder gets a role with the team one day.

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