New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as new manager

New York Mets owner Steven Cohen announced that the team has hired Buck Showalter as its new manager.

Showalter, 65, has been a major league manager for four teams between 1992 and 2018. He won the American League Manager of the Year award while with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. He also managed the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has a lifetime record of 1,551-1,517.

The Mets fired Luis Rojas after a season in which the team was first in their division for 103 days, then went 77-85 and missed the postseason.