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Congratulations to our friend, Omar Minaya in his new post with MLB. We wish him much success. The following is a press release on his appointment from MLB.


Former Mets, Expos GM Will Advise MLB Regarding Amateur Scouting,

Both Domestically and Internationally

         Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that longtime executive Omar Minaya will serve Major League Baseball as a consultant regarding amateur scouting.  Minaya will advise MLB’s Baseball Operations Department regarding both domestic and international scouting initiatives.  In his role, Minaya will represent MLB with key stakeholders across amateur baseball and at industry events.

Commissioner Manfred said: “Omar is a highly respected figure across our sport who will help shape our future initiatives in the amateur space.  We are pleased that he will provide his scouting expertise and experience as a senior executive with multiple MLB Clubs.  We welcome Omar and look forward to his contributions.”

“For four decades, scouting has been a true passion of mine,” Minaya said. “It is an honor for me to assist Major League Baseball to ensure the scouting industry remains the lifeblood of this game.  As baseball evolves, scouting has changed, and I’m excited to be part of how the industry moves forward in scouting players.”

Minaya became the first Latino general manager in MLB history with the Montreal Expos before the 2002 season.  The Expos posted 83-79 seasons in both 2002 and 2003.  Minaya then became the GM of the New York Mets before the 2005 season.  In 2006, the Mets won the National League East crown for the first time since 1988.  Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, New York, Minaya oversaw the Mets’ baseball operations through the 2010 campaign.  Minaya then worked for the San Diego Padres as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations through the 2014 season, including a stint as interim co-GM. Minaya began his career as a scout with the Texas Rangers in 1984.  In recent years, he has held different capacities with the Mets and with the Major League Baseball Players Association. 

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