D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets search for a new manager to replace Carlos Beltran is reportedly down to three candidates.

According to SportsNet New York’s Andy Martino, the Mets are considering Luis Rojas, Tony DeFrancesco and Hensley Meulens to become their new manager.

The Mets' sudden search for a new skipper came after Carlos Beltran, who was hired two months ago, stepped down for his role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal in 2017.

The Mets' focus on internal candidates made Rojas, Meulens and DeFrancesco the likely candidate to become the new manager.

Meulens was hired as the Mets' bench coach this offseason after working for the San Francisco Giants from 2010-’19.

DeFrancesco, who was a finalist to originally become the Mets’ skipper, was hired as their first base coach in December after serving as a Triple-A manager since 2017.

Rojas, the son of Felipe Alou, has served as a manager in the Dominican Winter League for Years. He also received significant consideration to become the Mets' manager before the organization went with Beltran.

Because spring training is just a few weeks away, the Mets will likely try to name a manager before players report to their spring training complex.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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