Carlos Beltrán is departing after less than three months as the coach of the New York Mets. The old tophonkballer is the fourth major casualty of the controversial spionagezaak in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Beltrán concluded his long and successful career in 2017, due to the title win with the Houston Astros. The club was on Monday the MLB is heavily penalized for spying on an opponent during the kampioensjaar.
In the meantime, the 42-year-old Beltrán is the only one that is called by my name, in the extensive report. “After about two months of the season in 2017 and also reviewed and discussed with a group of players, among whom were Carlos Beltrán, and how the character of the opposition was better able to decipher it, and the batters were able to communicate,” writes MLB boss Rob Manfred.
The MLB suspended Astros manager AJ Hinch and the Astros-manager Jeff Luhnow for the year for their role in the scandal, but not giving any punishment to former players. Nevertheless, it was decided Beltrán on Thursday, in cooperation with the Mets that he would no longer be the manager of the club in New York city can be.
“After meeting with Jeff (Mets owner, Jeff Wilpon, eds.) and Brodie (Tv director Brodie, Of the Chariots, ed.). we have collectively decided to part ways,” says Beltrán in a statement. “This is the best thing for the club. I didn’t want to create unnecessary distraction, worry.”
Earlier this week it hit Hinch, Luhnow and the Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora, their job is lost due to the spionagezaak. Cora was, in 2017, the principal assistant to the Hinch with the Astros.
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Beltrán, it was only on 1 november last year, has been appointed as the new manager of the Mets. It was his first job as a coach in the MLB. He had a contract for three years with an option for one more season.
The negenvoudig All-Star, that is, between 2005 and 2011, as well as the player was running at the front of the club in New York, but opted for the Hensley Meulens as a bench coach, who was his principal assistant. It is still unclear if Meulens is now a candidate to become the new head coach to be.
The 52-year-old Curaçaoënaar the past few years, in the biggest tournaments outside of the MLB season is put to the fore as the coach of the Dutch Koninkrijksteam.
Carlos Beltrán (left) and in 2018 by the time the Houston Astros new manager AJ Hinch. (Photo: Getty Images)