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Rojas likely to remain as Mets manager under Cohen

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen attends a benefit in New York. Major League Baseball owners voted ...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen attends a benefit in New York. Major League Baseball owners voted ...

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas probably will return for a second season as manager of the New York Mets.

Sandy Alderson, who returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families, said he had spoken with Rojas several teams in recent days.

Alderson said it's “very likely” Rojas will remain but added that he “left the door slightly ajar” pending his decision on a new president of baseball operations.

Alderson fired general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and his top aides Friday.

Cohen said Monday that he hoped to reinstate Old Timers' Day, which was dropped more than a decade ago.

A billionaire who runs the hedge fund Point72 Asset Management, Cohen said a baseball team is different from a financial firm.

“I'm not trying to make money here,” Cohen said. “It's about building something great.”

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Updated : 2021-01-22 08:49 GMT+08:00