With Beltran so prominently mentioned in the Commissioner's decision, it was clear that he was among the more-involved players in sign-stealing scheme, and it was going to be very hard for him to proceed as the manager of a club at this point.
"We believe Carlos was honest and forthcoming with us".
Next to fall was Beltrán, the only Astros hitter mentioned by name Monday when Major League Baseball issued its findings from an investigation into the club's conduct. So, before he even manages a single game with the Mets - a team that had no involvement whatsoever in the scandal - he's out.
"I couldn't let myself be a distraction for the team". We are confident that this will not be the final chapter in his baseball career.
When asked if the commissioner's ruling had any impact on his status or the way the Blue Jays' view his future, Atkins replied: "I can't comment further on the investigations that potentially may be ongoing or not". "As a veteran player on the team, I should've recognized the severity of the issue and truly regret the actions that were taken". I'm very sorry. It's not who I am as a father, a husband, a teammate and as an educator.
"At a meeting this morning with Jeff and Brodie we mutually agreed to part ways", Beltrán said in a statement.
The 42-year-old was the only player named in MLB's investigation. "I hope that at some point in time, I'll have the opportunity to return to this game that I love so much".
Alex Cora, A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were also fired over the findings of an Major League Baseball investigation that began when The Athletic reported the Astros were using technology to help steal signs at Minute Maid Park in 2017.
Well, that was a quick managerial tour of duty for Carlos Beltran.
Luhnow and Hinch were subsequently fired while Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the former Astros' bench coach described as a ringleader of the sign-stealing plot in MLB's report, parted with the club Wednesday. ESPN reported that he was out.