The team announced Friday it has hired Minaya, the Mets’ general manager from 2005-10, to serve as a special assistant to GM Sandy Alderson.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Minaya, 59, spent the past three years as senior adviser to the executive director for the Major League Baseball Players Association.
From September 1997 to February 2002, Minaya was the Mets’ senior assistant GM who oversaw the international scouting department. He then spent two seasons as vice president and general manager of the Montreal Expos, becoming baseball’s first Hispanic GM.READ MORE: Some Breast Cancer Survivors Express Concern Over 'Pinkwashing': Companies Sell Pink Products To Raise Awareness, But Don't Donate Much
“Omar has a long history with the Mets,” Alderson said in a news release. “He has served the club well in many different areas. Omar will be a resource on scouting and player development, will consult on player acquisitions and will serve as a community ambassador. We are very happy to have him back in the organization.”1 Dead, 2 Injured After Police Pursuit Ends In Crash In Holtsville
Said Minaya: “I’m excited to return to an organization that I love. I’m thrilled I can return to scouting and developing young talent. I look forward to working for Sandy and his staff.”