Former Mets manager Terry Collins is not a candidate to be Carlos Beltran's bench coach, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed Saturday.
The news was first reported by Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Beltran, who was named the Mets' 22nd manager last week, had previously told the team that Collins would be his ideal bench coach, according to Martino. A source told John Harper that Collins would have accepted the job if offered.
Collins, the team's manager from 2011-17, will remain as a special assistant for the organization, and will provide Beltran with any help he needs from that role.
Ealier this week Jerry Narron's name emerged as a candidate to be the Mets' bench coach -- he most recently served at the Diamondbacks bench coach.