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Mets re-up GM through 2017; Collins good for next year as well…Giants’ Pagan out of postseason

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(AP) — General manager Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets have completed a contract extension that runs through 2017.

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says the team has exercised Alderson’s option for next season and added two years to his deal. Alderson confirmed that manager Terry Collins will return next year. Collins is under contract through next season, with an option for 2016.

With one more loss, New York will suffer its sixth consecutive losing season since moving into Citi Field.

In other baseball news:

— San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a bulging disk in his back. Recovery is expected to take about three months, so Pagan would not be available if the Giants reach the postseason.

— Looks as though there might be rain when Derek Jeter ends his reign in the Bronx. The retiring New York captain is scheduled to play his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night against Baltimore and the National Weather Service says there’s a 70 percent chance of showers during the day, tapering off to 20 percent at night.


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