Ex-Reds GM Krivsky hired as special assistant for Mets

DENVER -- Longtime baseball executive Wayne Krivsky was hired by the New York Mets on Saturday as special assistant to general manager Omar Minaya.

Krivsky was fired as GM of the Cincinnati Reds in late April. His main responsibility with the Mets will be scouting at the major league level.

The 53-year-old Krivsky has spent 32 years in the front office of various major league teams. He was GM of the Reds from 2006 through early this season.

Krivsky joined the Minnesota Twins in 1994 as a special assistant and spent eight years as their assistant GM. He was appointed the assistant GM for the Texas Rangers in 1980, a position he held until he joined the Twins.