Omar Minaya serves as Special Assistant to Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. He was named to his current role on December 22, 2017. In his role, Omar oversees amateur and international scouting and is involved in player development. He also consults on player acquisitions and serves as a community ambassador.
This is his third tour of duty with the Mets. He worked for the club from September 23, 1997 - February 11, 2002 where he was a senior assistant general manager who was responsible for overseeing the Mets International Scouting Department. He returned to the organization on September 30, 2004 as the team's general manager, a role he held until October 4, 2010.
From 2015-2017, he was the senior advisor to the executive director for the Major League Baseball Players Association.
He became baseball's first Hispanic general manager when he was appointed by Major League Baseball as the vice president and general manager of the Montreal Expos on February 12, 2002.
He was the San Diego Padres' vice president of baseball operations from December 11, 2011-January, 2015.
Omar worked for the Texas Rangers from 1985-1997 in the Scouting Department. He was a member of the selection committee for the United States Olympic and Pan-American baseball teams in 2000 when both won gold medals.
Omar, 61, was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Queens where he played baseball as a catcher at Newtown High School in Elmhurst. His number (21) was retired in 1999.