hree people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Terry Collins is close to an agreement to remain manager of the New York Mets.


Mets Manager Terry Collins (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal had not been finalized and no announcement had been made. Collins' current contract expires after this season, his third in charge of the Mets.

The team is expected to announce an extension for Collins at a news conference Monday, the day after the season ends. He is nearing a two-year contract, one of the people said, perhaps with a team option for 2016. and were among the media outlets who first reportedthe sides were close to a deal.

The 64-year-old Collins is 224-260 as manager of the Mets.

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