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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Report: Eduardo Perez ‘clear frontrunner’ for Mets manager job

Eduardo Perez

The MLB manager jobs are starting to get filled, and the New York Mets may be next to make a hire.

Eduardo Perez was reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale on Friday as being the “clear frontrunner” for the Mets’ manager job.

Perez played 13 seasons in MLB, primarily as a reserve, and is currently an analyst for ESPN. He has some coaching experience as he managed in the Puerto Rican league and served on MLB staffs with the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros. The 50-year-old is also the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez.

The Mets had interest in Joe Girardi, who was hired this week by the Philadelphia Phillies. Former center fielder Carlos Beltran was also a candidate for the job.

This week alone, Joe Maddon was introduced by the Angels; the Cubs hired David Ross; Girardi was hired by Philly; and the Padres hired Jayce Tingler. The Mets may be next to fulfill their vacancy.

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