Terry Collins

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 22:  Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Terry Collins taken to hospital for tests, misses Sunday’s game

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MILWAUKEE — Mets manager Terry Collins was being taken to a hospital on Sunday for precautionary tests after not feeling well before New York’s series finale against Milwaukee.

Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins became ill about 45 minutes before the game in Milwaukee, and was treated by a Mets trainer and the Brewers’ team physician.

Ricco said he had no specifics on Collins’ symptoms. The skipper was to be taken to Froedert Hospital in nearby Wauwatosa.

“I was just with Terry. He was alert and fine, just wasn’t feeling well,” Ricco said. “So they’re going to have some tests run.”

Bench coach Dick Scott assumed Collins’ managing duties for Sunday’s game.

Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, and Bob Melvin emerge as top candidates in Mets’ manager search

Sandy Alderson

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that “Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, and Bob Melvin have emerged as leading candidates in the Mets’ search for a manager.”

However, new general manager Sandy Alderson apparently hasn’t officially trimmed his list to three names, as Rubin adds that “a potential fourth candidate for a callback is current third base coach Chip Hale” and “one potential additional interviewee is ex-Met Jose Oquendo.”

In other words, they probably still aren’t very close to deciding on a new manager. It does suggest that DeMarlo Hale, Dave Jauss, Don Wakamatsu, and Wally Backman are no longer serious candidates for the job.