New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler resigned, the team announced Thursday.
Eppler’s decision comes after the Mets hired David Stearns to be the team’s president of baseball operations.
“I wanted David to have a clean slate and that meant me stepping down,” Eppler said in a press release. “I hope for nothing but the best for the entire Mets organization.”
Mets owner Steve Cohen added: “Billy Eppler led this team through a 101-win season and postseason berth last year and he will be missed.”
Eppler was hired in November 2021 and posted a 176-148 record during his tenure.