Mets Owner Jeff Wilpon today announced that General Manager Sandy Alderson is taking an immediate leave of absence from his Mets front office duties to address his personal health. John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya will split the role in his absence.
Sandy will not be involved in upcoming decision making, and he’s not sure if he will come back. #Mets— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) June 26, 2018
At a press conference Alderson revealed that his cancer returned in April and he has been undergoing chemotherapy. “In the best interest of the Mets and for my health this is the right result," said the longtime Mets GM. He was originally diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer just a month after the 2015 World Series and was declared cancer free in mid 2016. When asked about his future with the team Alderson said "my health is an uncertainty going forward and if I were to look at it on the merits I'm not sure my return is warranted."
Mickey Callaway says he didn’t find out about Sandy until 20 minutes ago. Now, knowing what Alderson has been through over the last few months, he says while choking back tears:— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) June 26, 2018
“He’s a badass marine, that’s all I can say.”
WOR's Wayne Randazzo broke into programming after the press conference to give an update.
WOR will have coverage of the news from Citi Field all night beginning at 6:05 with Pete McCarthy. The Wayne Randazzo has the pregame show at 6:30 leading up to first pitch at 7:10 between the Mets and Pirates.