The Mets named former basic supervisor Omar Minaya — who spent the final three years with baseball’s gamers affiliation — a particular assistant to Sandy Alderson on Friday morning.
“Omar has a protracted historical past with the Mets,” Alderson stated in a press release. “He has served the membership properly in many alternative areas. Omar can be a useful resource on scouting and participant improvement, will seek the advice of on participant acquisitions and can function a group ambassador. We’re very joyful to have him again within the group.”
The 59-year-old, who was baseball’s first Hispanic GM in 2002, most not too long ago labored as a senior adviser to MLBPA govt director Tony Clark. Minaya has an in depth historical past with the Mets, serving as a senior assistant GM from 1997 – 2002 till he left to affix the Montreal Expos. He returned to the membership in 2004 as GM. Minaya held that job till Oct. four, 2010.
Minaya has additionally labored for the Padres and Rangers.
“I’m excited to return to a corporation that I like,” Minaya stated. “I’m thrilled I can return to scouting and growing younger expertise. I stay up for working for Sandy and his workers.”
Alderson, who changed Minaya in 2010, acquired a two-year contract extension earlier this week.