Mets' Alderson to miss GM meetings for medical procedure

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) 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.

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco made the announcement Monday at the start of the four-day session.

Ricco says Alderson did not want to make public the details. Ricco adds the procedure originally was scheduled for earlier during the team's postseason run but was delayed when the team reached the World Series.

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Ricco says ''I don't want to portray it, though, as something extremely urgent about it.''

New York will be represented at the meetings by Ricco, vice president of player development and amateur scouting Paul DePodesta and special assistant to GM J.P. Ricciardi.