NY Mets and manager Luis Rojas part ways; will not return in 2022

The NY Mets announced Monday that Mets manager Luis Rojas will not return next season after the team declined his contract option for 2022. Rojas was offered a position to remain with the team that has yet to be determined; it is unclear whether he will choose to accept the new role as of press time.

Rojas said in the release: “I want to share such heartfelt gratitude to so many in the Mets organization for not only the last two seasons as manager, but for the last 16 years in a variety of roles. In each and every position I held, striving for excellence was our daily mission. I will always hold the relationships and friendships, developed over the years, dear to my heart, and am forever grateful to have been able to wear the Mets uniform for so long. We live in a results-oriented business, and am deeply disappointed for our staff and fans that we didn’t reach our goals this season.”

Rojas was promoted to manager in 2020 after holding various roles in the Mets organization over the years. This season was a disappointing campaign for a team that had high expectations but ultimately missed the playoffs with a 77–85 record. Rojas was the third manager for the Mets over the last four seasons.

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