Just weeks after fainting at a news conference, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with cancer, the team announced Friday.
Alderson is expected to undergo eight to 12 weeks of chemotherapy, and will thus miss the league’s 114th annual winter meetings that are scheduled to take place later this month. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon explained that Alderson will remain general manager throughout the battle, and that his doctors “are optimistic about a full recovery,” as his strain of the disease is considered "very treatable.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson will miss the annual GM meetings to undergo an unspecified medical procedure, a week after fainting during a news conference at Citi Field.
Alderson, 68, will undergo eight to 12 weeks of chemotherapy, the team said on Friday, and miss baseball’s winter meetings next week in Nashville.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a treatable form of cancer and will not attend next week's Winter Meetings in Nashville, the National League team said on Friday.