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Aaron Boone Luis Rojas cropped 9/11/2021

Aaron Boone Luis Rojas cropped 9/11/2021

Former Mets manager Luis Rojas interviewed with the Yankees to be one of their base coaches, according to a report Sunday by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Lindsey Adler.

Rojas’ reported meeting with the Yankees left a “positive impression,” Rosenthal added.

The Yankees have openings after both base coaches, Reggie Willitis (first) and Phil Nevin (third), were not retained among a recent offseason staff shuffle. Manager Aaron Boone, however, received Oct. 19 from the Yankees a three-year contract extension with an option for the 2025 season.

Meanwhile, Rojas did not receive a new deal from the Mets. Ahead of 2022, the club declined Oct. 4 to pick up a third year for Rojas.

Rojas interviewed for the Padres’ managerial vacancy, according to an Oct. 25 report by the San Diego-Union Tribune’s Kevin Acee. Ultimately, the Padres with in a different direction and announced Oct. 28 the hiring of former Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

The 40-year-old Rojas posted a 103-119 record as the Mets’ manager from 2020-21. Prior to becoming a first-time manager with the Mets, Rojas was a coach at different levels in the organization from 2008-19.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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