The Mets are getting a familiar face back in their clubhouse. Carlos Beltran, the former Mets great, is returning to the team in a front office role under GM Billy Eppler. This comes three years after Beltran was hired as Mets manager and then fired after his involvement in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

Beltran has been a well-regarded baseball mind since his playing days, and Buck Showalter considered him for his coaching staff a year ago before ultimately deciding not to. Beltran recently informed YES Network that he was leaving his broadcasting job with them, with plans to move him from broadcasting games into the studio to do pre- and post-game duties.

It’s not yet clear what Beltran’s duties will be in the Mets front office, but his return to the team is sure to be a welcome one. Mets fans will be happy to have one of their former stars back, and Beltran’s knowledge of the game and experience in the clubhouse will be an invaluable asset to the team.

The Mets couldn’t be reached for comment, but it’s clear that the team is looking forward to having Carlos Beltran back in the organization. With his experience, knowledge, and leadership, the Mets are sure to benefit from his presence in the clubhouse.