- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Sports Illustrated is reporting on its website that the New York Mets have selected Sandy Alderson to be their new general manager.

Citing unidentified sources late Tuesday night, SI says the team could announce the move as soon as Friday.

Alderson met with the Mets’ ownership group Tuesday, and the team said it wouldn’t comment any further on the search until it is ready to announce its next GM. Contacted by The Associated Press on Tuesday night, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said he had no new information to provide.

Alderson, the former president of the Oakland Athletics and chief executive officer of the San Diego Padres, met Tuesday with Mets controlling owner Fred Wilpon, club president Saul Katz and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, the owner’s son.

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