With AJ Hinch and Alex Cora fired from their managerial roles, all eyes are on New York Mets skipper Carlos Beltran. Like Hinch and Cora, Beltran was listed by name in Major League Baseball's investigative report regarding the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
The decision on Beltran's status is expected on Wednesday, but it appears we've received a spoiler as to what will happen.
A person on Twitter claiming to be Carlos Beltran's niece says that he will be stepping down as Mets manager.
The Twitter user continued by eviscerating Beltran's former teammate, Mark Teixeira. The former New York Yankees slugger appeared on ESPN on Wednesday morning and said the Mets need to fire Beltran.
"Beltran's niece" fired back at Teixeira, saying that "her uncle" has been nothing but nice to him, and finds it hurtful that he'd "backstab" him.
In the league's investigation of the Astros, Beltran was the only player listed by name to help then-bench coach Cora in devising the electronic sign-stealing scheme. Yet, he received no form of discipline from MLB.
However, reports indicate that the Mets are "wavering" on Beltran, a couple of months after introducing him to the New York media.
As is the case with any anonymous Twitter account claiming to report news, we'd have to take it with a grain of salt. But if this is indeed Beltran's niece, this is a major scoop.