The New York Mets announced Monday that the organization is declining to pick up the option for manager Luis Rojas in 2022.
Rojas will still have the opportunity to be part of the Mets organization in some capacity next year, however. A decision about coaching staff will be made in the coming days, the organization said.
“The entire Mets organization is grateful for the dedication and devotion that Luis has exhibited over the last two seasons as manager,” team president Sandy Alderson said in a statement. “He has shown a great commitment to the Mets over many years in multiple capacities. These decisions are never easy, but we feel a change is needed at this time.”
After a disappointing two-year stint as manager following the decision to terminate Carlos Beltran’s position, the 40 year old skipper ended with a 103-119 record at the helm and his club ended in last place and third place.
“We live in a results oriented business, and am deeply disappointed for our staff and fans that we didn’t reach our goals this season,” Rojas said in a statement.
Owner Steve Cohen tweeted about the decision, thanking him for his work. “He is a good man who represented the Mets with dignity and calm during two extremely trying years.”
The Mets will explore its options ahead of next season.
Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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