Mets general manager Sandy Alderson diagnosed with cancer

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with cancer and will miss next week’s winter meetings in Nashville, the team announced.

Alderson fainted during a press conference in early November and a week later the Mets issued a statement saying that he’d miss the winter meetings due to an unspecified medical procedure.

Today they revealed further details, including Alderson being scheduled to undergo 8-12 weeks of chemotherapy for what is being called a “treatable” form of cancer. He is expected to continue with his GM duties aside from missing the winter meetings.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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