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Juan Lagares

Mets GM Alderson collapses during news conference

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed while talking with reporters during a news conference to announce a contract extension for manager Terry Collins, then was able to walk away.

New York said Alderson did not eat breakfast, felt lightheaded under the lights of the news conference and fainted. The Mets said he was being examined by the team's training staff.

Alderson and Collins sat at a table for the 20-minute formal portion of the news conference Wednesday in the Citi Field interview room, and Alderson then spent about 10 minutes answering questions from broadcast media.

He switched sides of the room to speak with text media and was 13 minutes into that...