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It continues to look likely that the Mets’ next manager will come from within the organization. They’re deciding among a trio of in-house candidates -- quality control coach Luis Rojas, bench coach Hensley Meulens and first base coach Tony DeFrancesco -- for the position, Andy Martino of SNY tweets.

Rojas and DeFrancesco were also candidates for the Mets during their previous search for a manager this offseason. That concluded with the hiring of first-timer Carlos Beltran in November, but his reign came to an abrupt end when he stepped down last week over his role in the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal.

Like Beltran, neither Rojas nor Meulens has managed in the majors. However, Rojas, 38, is the son of longtime skipper Felipe Alou  and has managed for the Mets at the High-A and Double-A levels. He’s coming off his first season on the Mets' major-league staff.

Meulens and DeFrancesco are new to their current positions in New York, although the former has a boatload of recent MLB experience as an assistant. Meulens, 53, spent the previous decade as a key member of San Francisco’s staff under Bruce Bochy, coaching first base for eight years and serving as a bench coach for two.

DeFrancesco, 56, has been a Triple-A manager with multiple franchises, including the Mets from 2018-19. He was also the interim manager for the Astros in 2012.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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