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Mets set to name Alderson as GM

NEW YORK — The Mets have agreed in principle to make Sandy Alderson their new general manager, reported Wednesday.

Alderson will be introduced Friday during a news conference at Citi Field, according to the website.

Contacted by the Associated Press, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said he had no new information to provide. Messages left for chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon were not immediately returned.

Alderson, former president of the Athletics and chief executive officer of the Padres, met Tuesday with Mets controlling owner Fred Wilpon, his son Jeff and club president Saul Katz.

Alderson and former Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes were brought back for a second round of interviews this week as the two finalists to replace Omar Minaya, fired along with manager Jerry Manuel after the team's second straight losing season.

The club has said its new GM will lead the search for the next Mets manager.

Alderson, 62, is currently MLB's consultant for its interests in the Dominican Republic, helping to combat age falsification and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He has been considered the front-runner for the Mets job since commissioner Bud Selig granted him permission to interview this month.

UECKER HEALING: Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker left a Milwaukee hospital eight days after his second heart surgery this year. Uecker, 75, said in a statement released by the team that he's thankful to the doctors and staff at the hospital for his care and is encouraged to be going home.

BLUE JAYS: The team exercised its $1.2 million option for C Jose Molina.

PHILLIES: 3B Placido Polanco is scheduled to have surgery Friday to have bone fragments removed from his left elbow and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YANKEES: LHP CC Sabathia is set to have arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee. … The club declined 2011 options on 1B/DH Lance Berkman, RH reliever Kerry Wood and oft-injured 1B Nick Johnson and exercised its option on RHP prospect Andrew Brackman.

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