New York Mets president Sandy Alderson will step down after searching for a successor, the team announced Thursday.
Alderson will be a special advisor to owner Steve Cohen.
“For me personally and as an organization, now is the right time for this transition,” Alderson said in a statement. “We’ve had a successful season, we’ve added several key members to our senior leadership team, and we’ve built a strong and forward-thinking culture. When the time comes, I look forward to continuing to support Steve, Alex and The organization
Alderson served as the general manager of the Mets from 2011 to 2018. Cohen later brought Alderson back to the Mets for 2020 following the acquisition of the team The president of Our culture and this iconic franchise,” Cohen said in a statement. “Sandy has done a lot, and we’ve begun the search for his successor. When we found that person, I had asked Sandy to continue in his new role as special advisor to me and the senior leadership team. “
The Mets entered Thursday, leading the Atlanta Braves by 0.5 games in the National League East.