The Mets have removed former White Sox manager Robin Ventura from consideration for their managerial opening after he revealed he is not interested in managing, according to the NY Post.
"I'm not pursuing any of the openings," Ventura told the Post by text message.
As a player, Ventura spent three seasons of his 16-year MLB career with the Mets, hitting .260 with 77 home runs and 265 RBIs from 1999 to 2001. Overall, he hit .267 with 294 home runs and 1,182 RBIs from 1989 to 2004, spending 10 seasons with the White Sox.
He went 375-435 as White Sox manager from 2012 to 2016. He resigned as White Sox manager after going 78-84 in 2016 -- Chicago's fourth straight sub-.500 season.