Mets nearing contract extension with manager Terry Collins: AP
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, left, talks with New York Mets manager Terry Collins, center, and MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre during batting practice before their baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Published Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:46PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Three people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Terry Collins is close to an agreement to remain manager of the New York Mets.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal had not been finalized and no announcement had been made. Collins' current contract expires after this season, his third in charge of the Mets.
The team is expected to announce an extension for Collins at a news conference Monday, the day after the season ends. He is nearing a two-year contract, one of the people said, perhaps with a team option for 2016.
FoxSports.com and ESPNNewYork.com were among the media outlets who first reportedthe sides were close to a deal.
The 64-year-old Collins is 224-260 as manager of the Mets.