AP source: Mets manager Collins gets contract through 2017
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that New York Mets manager Terry Collins has gotten a new two-year contract through the 2017 season.
The agreement comes fresh off the team's run to the World Series. The Mets lost to the Kansas City Royals in the clinching Game 5 on Sunday night.
The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because there has been no official announcement. Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson are set to be at a news conference at Citi Field on Wednesday.
Collins is the oldest manager in the majors at 66 - almost three weeks older than new Nationals skipper Dusty Baker. The Mets held a club option on Collins for 2016, and instead rewarded him with a two-year deal.
The Mets went 90-72 and won the NL East by seven games over favored Washington, then went on to reach the World Series for the first time since 2000.