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Carlos Beltran out as New York Mets manager amid fallout from Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

NEW YORK (WBNG/CBS/AP) -- Carlos Beltran has stepped down from his position as manager for the New York Mets before he ever managed a game.

Beltran's decision to step down follows questions about his role in the Houston Astro's 2017 sign-stealing scandal.

He was hired for the position in November. He replaced Mickey Callaway.

The New York Mets tweeted statements from COO Jeff Wilpon and Executive Vice President & General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen on Carlos Beltran's resignation. They also tweeted a statement from Beltran.

Beltran is the third manager in the MLB to lose his job due to the scandal. Houston Astro's manager A.J. Hinch was fired on Monday and Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora was fired on Tuesday.

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