The New York Mets have offered their managerial job to Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, according to a person with direct knowledge of the offer.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly speak about the offer.

Callaway emerged from a field of interviewees that included former Indians and Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long and former Met Joe McEwing.

Callaway, 42, would join Bud Black among major league managers who emerged from the ranks of pitching coach. He guided an Indians staff that made it all the way to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series despite losing three starters to injury down the stretch.