Omar Minaya is joining the MLB Players Association

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Omar Minaya, the former Mets general manager who spent the past few seasons with the Padres as a senior vice president, is leaving that job to join the MLB Players Association.

According to the Associated Press he’ll join the MLBPA as a “special adviser” to union chief Tony Clark.

Just a few months ago there was some speculation that Minaya might return to New York in a front office role with the Yankees, but instead of signing and trading players now he’ll be representing them.