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

Beltran had yet to manage a game for the Mets.

Carlos Beltran had yet to manage a game for the Mets. –AP

Carlos Beltran will step down from his position as Mets manager after being implicated in the cheating scandal that has reverberated throughout baseball since MLB released its investigation report on Monday, the Mets announced on Thursday.

Beltran was the only player mentioned by name in the report. He was hired by the Mets in November; it was his first coaching position since retiring as a player in 2017.

Beltran ended his career as a Houston Astro, where, according to the MLB report, he worked with Alex Cora to develop and administer an elaborate sign-stealing system illegally using electronic devices.

Cora, who was the bench coach for the Astros during that 2017 World Series season, parted ways with the Red Sox on Tuesday night. A.J. Hinch was fired as manager of the Astros on Monday.

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