Mets ditch Carlos Beltrán after cheating scandal


NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Beltrán’s 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended yesterday before he spent a single game on the bench. His ouster is the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. The Mets say they and Beltrán “agreed to mutually part ways.” The move came two days after Boston cut ties with manager Alex Cora, who was Houston’s bench coach in 2017 when Beltrán played for the Astros. Beltrán was the only Astros player mentioned by name Monday when MLB issued its findings from an investigation into the club’s conduct.