Former Mets GM Omar Minaya will return to the organization as a special assistant to current GM Sandy Alderson, the team announced Friday.
Alderson said in a press release that Minaya will consult on player acquisitions, assist in scouting and player development, and serve as a community ambassador.
"Omar has a long history with the Mets," Alderson said in the press release. "He has served the club well in many different areas. ... We are very happy to have him back in the organization."
Mets co-owner Fred Wilpon reportedly made the decision to bring back Minaya despite other members of the front office expressing their reservations, according to Newsday's Marc Carig.
Minaya served as Mets general manager from September 2004 until October 2010. Since leaving the organization, he spent the past three years as the MLBPA's senior advisor to the executive director.
"I'm excited to return to an organization that I love," Minaya said in a press release. "I'm thrilled I can return to scouting and developing young talent. I look forward to working for Sandy and his staff."