The Mets' third round of managerial interviews will begin this week, when Eduardo Perez, Tim Bogar, and Carlos Beltran will be among the candidates getting a third interview.
Those three are not the only ones coming back for a third-round interview, reports SNY's Andy Martino, who adds that Luis Rojas -- who received a second-round interview -- is not believed to still be in the mix.
One new name that emerged over the weekend was Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy, who has had two interviews so far, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
According to Martino, while he is a "mystery candidate," Murphy is not the Mets' only "mystery candidate."
Let's get to know the 60-year-old Murphy:
Currently serving as bench coach for Brewers
Murphy has been the Brewers' bench coach for the last four seasons, where he was worked under Craig Counsell. Counsell played for Murphy when he was head coach at Notre Dame.
Worked for Padres from 2010-2015
While with the Padres, Murphy served as a special assistant for baseball operations in 2010 before managing in the minors.
Murphy managed the Eugene Emeralds in 2011 and 2012, when he guided the team to the best record in the Northwest League both seasons. Murphy then managed in Triple-A from 2013 to 2015.
On June 16, 2015, Murphy took over for Bud Black as the Padres' interim manager, going 42-54.
Was head coach for ASU from 1995-2009
Murphy was the head coach for Arizona State University from 1995-2009, winning Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009) and leading the Sun Devils to the College World Series four times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2009).
While at ASU, Murphy became the youngest collegiate coach to notch 500 wins and oversaw a team that was not shut out in an NCAA-record 506 consecutive games.
Murphy's career record at ASU was 629-284-1.
Was head coach for Notre Dame from 1988-1994
Murphy guided Notre Dame to a 318-116-1 record during his time there, which included trips to the NCAA Regional Finals in 1992, 1993, and 1994.