Buck Showalter has been hired as the New York Mets manager, bringing him back to the Big Apple to take over his fifth major league team. The former Yankees skipper replaces Luis Rojas, let go in early October following two losing seasons.
The former Yankees skipper replaces Luis Rojas, let go in early October following two losing seasons. Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the move Saturday afternoon on Twitter.
Showalter has managed more than 3,000 big league games over 20 seasons, giving the Mets an experienced bench boss for the first time since Terry Collins’ seven-year tenure ended after the 2017 campaign.
I’m pleased to announce Buck Showalter as the new manager of the New York Mets
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) December 18, 2021
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) December 18, 2021