The New York Mets will name Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their new manager, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. The news was first reported by the New York Post. Callaway will replace Terry Collins, who stepped down as manager to take a position in the team’s front office, after the Mets fell to a 70-92 record this season.

The 42-year-old Callaway emerged as the top candidate for the job earlier Sunday, beating out Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, Mariners third base coach Manny Acta and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing for the position. Callaway “stood out” from the rest during his interviews with Mets brass, Sherman tweets. The club’s hope is that Long will stay on as part of Callaway’s staff, per Sherman. Callaway, who also drew interest from the manager-needy Phillies, developed an excellent reputation during his five-year run as the Indians’ pitching coach. In what will go down as Callaway’s final season on manager Terry Francona’s staff, the Indians boasted one of the most successful pitching staffs of all-time. They finished with an American League-leading 102 wins, led the majors in ERA (3.30), strikeouts (1,614), shutouts (19) and complete games (7), and finished third with an opponents’ batting average of just .236.

Indians starters Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco, plus relievers Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen, all showed marked improved under Callaway’s guidance, and also for the most part remained healthy. Callaway also was influential in the Indians’ decision to move Carrasco from the bullpen into the rotation in August 2014. Keeping pitchers healthy has been a huge problem for the Mets, with injuries to Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler derailing the season.

In addition to trying to turn around the fortunes of the Mets’ pitchers next season, Callaway will oversee a position player group that also had a less-than-ideal 2017. The Mets’ premier hitters, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto, endured injury-shortened years, and the latter could miss a portion of next season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September. Still, the expectation is that those two will continue to serve as the Mets’ offensive centerpieces going forward. There are questions elsewhere, though, most of which center on the team’s infield alignment. Amed Rosario is a lock to start at shortstop, but it’s not yet clear who will earn the lion’s share of playing time at first, second or third base.

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