The Pirates have hired Derek Shelton as their next manager, the team announced on Wednesday.
Shelton, 49, was a finalist for Mets manager along with Carlos Beltran and Eduardo Perez before the job went to Beltran.
During the Mets' interview process, one Mets person was "dazzled" by Shelton and called him a "future star," according to SNY's Andy Martino.
Shelton was the bench coach in 2019 for first-time big league manager Rocco Baldelli as the Twins won the AL Central. Prior to becoming the Twins' bench coach, Shelton was the Blue Jays' quality control coach in 2017. Shelton also has coaching experience with the Rays (2010-2016) and Indians (2005-2009).
Prior to interviewing with the Mets and Pirates this offseason, Shelton had interviewed for the Twins' managerial job before they hired Paul Molitor and interviewed for the Rangers job last offseason before it went to Chris Woodward.