Former Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky is returning to the New York Mets‘ front office.
The Mets announced Friday that Krivsky has been hired as a special assistant to general manager Omar Minaya. Krivsky, 55, held the same position with New York in 2008 and served as a special assistant to Orioles president Andy MacPhail last season.
Krivsky, who was born in Niagara Falls, was the Reds‘ GM from 2006-08.
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The move came one day after New York agreed to one-year contracts with backup catchers Henry Blanco and Chris Coste. Blanco’s deal is worth $750,000 and Coste got $650,000.