Omar Minaya

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Omar Anthony Minaya

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dave Winfield (left) with Omar Minaya in Ghana

Omar Minaya was assistant GM of the New York Mets from 1998 to 2001. He became the first Hispanic General Manager in MLB history when he assumed that role with the Montreal Expos from 2002 to 2004, before returning to the Mets as GM in September 2004.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Omar moved to Queens, NY when he was young. Minaya was drafted in the 14th round of the 1978 amateur draft by the Oakland Athletics. He played 32 games for the Bend Timber Hawks of the Northwest League in 1978, hitting .208/.330/.302. After not playing the next two seasons, he hit .148/~.282/.222 in 25 games for the 1981 Wausau Timbers, in the Seattle Mariners organization, scoring 11 runs and driving in 9 despite just 8 hits. He fielded .914 in the outfield. In 1984, Omar batted .239/.434/.552 in 56 games in Italy. He stole 40 bases in 49 tries and manned center field. He later was a scout for the Texas Rangers.

In December of 2011, after a year working as an analyst for, he was hired by the San Diego Padres as senior vice-president of baseball operations. He served as interim General Manager in 2014, following the firing of Josh Byrnes. From 2015 to 2017, he worked with the Major League Baseball Players Association, then in December of 2017 returned to the Mets as an assistant to GM Sandy Alderson, who had replaced him back in 2010. He stayed on when Brodie Van Wagenen replaced Alderson before the 2019 season, but he was fired alongside Van Wagenen when the Mets' sale to Steven Cohen was finalized on November 6, 2020.

Preceded by
Jim Beattie
Montreal Expos General Manager
Succeeded by
Jim Bowden
Preceded by
Jim Duquette
New York Mets General Manager
Succeeded by
Sandy Alderson

Record as a General Manager[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

Expos 1st Round Picks

Mets 1st Round Picks

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External Links[edit]

Wikipedia entry about Minaya