Mets’ Alderson to step down, become advisor

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  • Associated Press

NEW YORK — Sandy Alderson will step down as president of the New York Mets when the team finds his replacement.

The 74-year-old Alderson, a cancer survivor who has served two stints as New York’s general manager, will move to a new role as special advisor to owners Steve and Alex Cohen and the senior leadership team.

The first-place Mets announced the plans Thursday evening before hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates on Roberto Clemente Day in Major League Baseball.

” This is the right time for me personally and the organization to make this transition,” Alderson stated in a statement. We are having a great season. We have made many key additions to our senior leadership teams and have created a forward-thinking culture. When the time comes, I look forward to continuing to support Steve and Alex in a new position. ”

Alderson was the Mets’ general manager from 2010-18. He returned to the club as president when Cohen bought the team in November 2020 and assumed general manager responsibilities running baseball operations once again for a while before Billy Eppler was hired as GM last offseason.

“When Sandy was asked to return to the team, it was only for a set period of time with a specific mandate to revive our culture and this legendary franchise for our partners, fans, and employees. We have started a search to find his successor. “Sandy has done all of these things and more. Sandy has been asked to continue as a special advisor to me and my senior leadership team until we find the right person. ”

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