Savannah manager Jose Leger joins Mets

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets typically call up a manager or coach from the organization once minor league seasons end.

This year's honor goes to Jose Leger, who managed low-A Savannah to an 84-53 record this season in the South Atlantic League, albeit with a first-round playoff exit. The Gnats won 18 straight games in August -- the longest winning streak in the majors or minors in 10 years.

Leger, 33, will be with the Mets for the remainder of the regular season. He previously managed short-season Kingsport for three years.

Leger played professionally in the Minnesota Twins organization as a third baseman and catcher.