Carlos Beltran apologizes for role in Astros cheating scandal after Mets ouster

Tanya Simon
January 16, 2020

Regardless, his ousting as manager now means that every person listed in Manfred's Astros report - Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Red Sox manager Alex Cora (formerly Houston's bench coach) and Beltran - have now lost their jobs in the wake of a scandal that has increasingly shaken Major League Baseball as a whole. Beltran, who was hired earlier this offseason, joins A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora among Major League Baseball managers who have lost their jobs as a result of the fallout.

Carlos Beltran, who was named the new manager of the Mets this offseason, was the next skipper to part ways for his involvement in the cheating scandal. "I'm grateful to them for giving me the opportunity, but we agreed this decision is in the best interest of the team".

When asked if the commissioner's ruling had any impact on his status or the way the Blue Jays' view his future, Atkins replied: "I can't comment further on the investigations that potentially may be ongoing or not".

"Approximately two months into the 2017 season, a group of players, including Carlos Beltrán, discussed that the team could improve on decoding opposing teams' signs and communicating the signs to the batter", said MLB's report, which was issued Monday. So Boston fired Cora on Tuesday.

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The 42-year-old was the only player named in MLB's investigation. "This was not an easy decision".

"It became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone's best interest for Carlos to move forward as manager", they said in their statement.

He was hired by the Mets in November; it was his first coaching position since retiring as a player in 2017. We are confident that this will not be the final chapter in his baseball career. The league is also investigating allegations of sign stealing by Cora's 2018 World Series champion Red Sox. "We remain excited about the talent on this team and are committed to reaching our goals of winning now and in the future".

Beltran had replaced Mickey Callaway, who was sacked following the 2019 regular season.

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