Beltran, 42, was a star for the Mets from 2005-2011 and was named to five all-star teams while there. He was a finalist along with Eduardo Perez of ESPN/ESPN Deportes.
The team has not made any announcement and the terms have reportedly not been finalized.
It’s Beltran’s first managerial job and he’ll become the first Latino manager in Mets history. He spent the past two seasons in the Bronx with the New York Yankees as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman.
The Mets and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen dismissed Mickey Callaway after a 86-76 season and third-place finish in the NL East.
Beltran, Mets left on rocky terrain
Beltran was a strong bat in the lineup and a combatant in the locker room during dustups with team owner Fed Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon. Prior to his final season in Queens, team officials were reportedly irritated Beltran had knee surgery.
The outfielder was traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2011 and the Mets Zack Wheeler.
He went on to retire with the Houston Astros after winning the 2017 World Series. He was a nine-time all-star, three-time Gold Glove winner and two-time Silver Slugger over his 20-year career. He hit for a .279/.350/.486 with 435 home runs and 312 stolen bases.
After the Mets fired Mickey Callaway, Beltran’s named surfaced in the potential pool of hires. But it seemed unlikely he would rise to the top.
He said in October he was only focused on the Mets managerial job and the team began background checks on him to see if he was prepared for managing. Beltran interviewed for the Yankees position before the team hired Aaron Boone two seasons ago.
Carlos Beltran through the years
Carlos Beltran through the years
26 Feb 1998: Carlos Beltran #70 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during Spring Training at the Baseball City Stadium in Davenport, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Craig Melvin /Allsport
4 Mar 1998: Carlos Beltran of the Kansas City Royals in action during a spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at the Baseball City Stadium in Davenport, Florida. The Royals defeated the Indians 11-10.
8 Apr 2000: Carlos Beltran #15 of the Kansas City Royals sprints to a base during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals defeated the Twins 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
CHICAGO - AUGUST 6: Center fielder Carlos Beltran #15 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox during the game on August 6, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Royals 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran smiles as he walks up to the batters box for his first at-bat as an Astro in a game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, June 25, 2004, in Arlington, Texas. Beltran, who was traded Thursday from Kansas City, reached first on an infield hit off Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran, left, is congratulated by Craig Biggio, right, after Beltran hit a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds' relief pitcher Gabe White in the ninth inning, Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Cincinnati. The Astros won, 8-0. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran is congratulated by on-deck batter Jeff Bagwell after hitting a home run in the fifth innning against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aaron Harang in Cincinnati Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Bagwell and Lance Berkman followed with solo home runs. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran smiles as he waits for his turn in the batting cage during team practice in Houston Friday, Oct. 15, 2004. Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Astros is Saturday. The Cardinals lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0. (AP Photo
New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, Mets general manager Omar Minaya, center, and Mets shortstop Jose Reye pose for photographers, Thursday, Sept. 29., 2005, in the midtown Manhattan studios of SportsNew New York, at the debut of the new regional sports network. SNY is backed by Time Warner, Comcast and Sterling Entertainment Enterprises. The network will telecast up to 125 regular season Mets games in 2006. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Mets Carlos Beltran, left, congratulates teammate Jose Reyes, right, as Reyes heads back to the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb in the fifth inning Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
New York Mets' Carlos Beltran tosses his bat towards the dugout after lining out to Cincinnati Reds third baseman Edwin Encarnacion in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, in Cincinnati. Cincinnat won 7-0. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, jumps for joy after New York Mets batter Carlos Beltran struck out to end Game 7 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Shea Stadium in New York. The Cardinals won 3-1 to advance to the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Erick Cruz, left, watches as Scott Sellman gets an autograph from National League's Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets before the MLB All-Star baseball game Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Phoenix. MLB and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have been arranging All-Star programs since 2003. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
San Francisco Giants' Carlos Beltran laughs during a news conference before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Philadelphia. The defending World Series champion Giants completed a trade Thursday to acquire the All-Star outfielder and cash from the New York Mets, upgrading their inconsistent offense. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
San Francisco Giants' Carlos Beltran, left, laughs as manager Bruce Bochy speaks during a news conference before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Philadelphia. The defending World Series champion Giants completed a trade Thursday to acquire the All-Star outfielder and cash from the New York Mets, upgrading their inconsistent offense. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Carlos Beltran (15), from left, manager Bruce Bochy and batting coach Hensley Meulens against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran talks to reporters before Game 4 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran reacts after striking out during the first inning of Game 6 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Carlos Beltrán sonríe durante una conferencia de prensa realizada el viernes 20 de diciembre de 2013 en el Yankee Stadium, en Nueva York. El jardinero firmó con los Yanquis un contrato por tres años y 45 millones de dólares. (Foto AP/John Minchillo)
Carlos Beltrán de los Yanquis de Nueva York tras batear un jonrón en el segundo inning ante los Rojos de Cincinnati el sábado 19 de julio de 2014. (AP Foto/Julio Cortez)
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, walks with Yankees' Carlos Beltran, right, during early batting practice, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Seattle before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
New York Yankees Carlos Beltran hits a second-inning, solo home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill in a baseball game in New York, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Texas Rangers' Carlos Beltran watches his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Andriese during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Texas Rangers' Carlos Beltran, center is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Andriese during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Justin Verlander, right, and Carlos Beltran celebrate the team's win over the Seattle Mariners to clinch the AL West crown in a baseball game in Houston. Beltran is retiring after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season. The 40-year-old made the announcement Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12 days after the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran runs to first after hitting a single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Astros designated hitter Carlos Beltran exits the batting cage during practice for baseball's American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Houston. The Astros face the Boston Red Sox Thursday in Game 1 of the ALDS. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, outfielder Carlos Beltran smiles during a news conference to announce his signing a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, in Houston. Beltran is retiring after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season. The 40-year-old made the announcement Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12 days after the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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