Carlos Beltran, implicated in Astros cheating scandal, stepping down as Mets manager

Carlos Beltran, implicated in Astros cheating scandal, stepping down as Mets manager

Carlos Beltran, implicated in Astros cheating scandal, stepping down as Mets manager

With Beltran so prominently mentioned in the Commissioner's decision, it was clear that he was among the more-involved players in sign-stealing scheme, and it was going to be very hard for him to proceed as the manager of a club at this point.

Beltran becomes the third Major League Baseball manager to lose his job over the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. A little more than 29 hours later, the Boston Red Sox and manager Alex Cora agreed to part ways. So weird and wild.

The well-respected Hudgens, 63, joined the Blue Jays last season after four years as hitting coach for the Astros, including the tainted 2017 campaign that led to commissioner Rob Manfred to ban GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a season, strip the club of four draft picks and issue a $5-million fine.

"I couldn't let myself be a distraction for the team".

Social media exploded Thursday with theories and speculation and guesses that Astros players were wearing buzzers under their jerseys during the 2019 playoffs. "This was not an easy decision".

Beltran told the Mets it was best that he stepped down from his role as manager, according to Yahoo Sports.

"We believe that Carlos was honest and forthcoming with us and we are confident that this will not be the final chapter in his baseball career". "I wish the entire organisation success in the future". "We remain excited about the talent on this team and are committed to reaching our goals of winning now and in the future".

"Over my 20 years in the game, I've always taken pride in being a leader and doing things the right way, and in this situation, I failed", Beltran said in a statement given to ESPN.

Former outfielder Beltran, 42, won the 2017 World Series with the Astros.

Meanwhile, the scandal continues to expand in the wake of Beltran's split with the Mets, and a question now is how deep Major League Baseball, its executives and its players will dig into the countless skeletons buried in the game's closet.

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