Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with cancer, but will continue his duties as the team's general manager, the team announced Friday.
Alderson, who was named Baseball America's Executive of the Year this week, will undergo about eight to 12 weeks of chemotherapy, and doctors believe the cancer is treatable and he will make a full recovery.
He will not attend next week's baseball winter meetings.
The cancer was diagnosed after Alderson underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York about three weeks ago.
The team released a statement: