Omar Minaya

Omar Minaya was named a Mets Ambassador in November of 2020 after serving as a special assistant to the general manager from 2017 to 2020. This is in his third tour of duty with the Mets…Worked for the club from September 23, 1997-February 11, 2002 where he was a senior assistant general manager who was responsible for overseeing the Mets International Scouting Department then returned to the organization on September 30, 2004 as the team’s general manager, a role he held until October 4, 2010. In his most recent role, Minaya oversaw amateur and international scouting and was involved in player development. From 2015-2017, was the senior advisor to the executive director for the Major League Baseball Players Association. Minaya became baseball's first Hispanic general manager when he was appointed by Major League Baseball as the vice president and general manager of the Montreal Expos on February 12, 2002. He also was the San Diego Padres' vice president of baseball operations from December 11, 2011-January, 2015. Minaya worked for the Texas Rangers from 1985-1997 in the Scouting Department and was a member of the selection committee for the United States Olympic and Pan-American baseball teams in 2000 when both won gold medals. Omar, 62, was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Queens where he played baseball as a catcher at Newtown High School in Elmhurst...His number (21) was retired in 1999.