(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Mets expect manager Terry Collins to retire after this season, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
The Mets and Collins have not discussed an extension on his contract, which expires at the end of the 2016-17 season.
The Mets have had a disappointing season, but Collins said again this week that he has not decided on his future.
Collins, 68, is in his seventh season as the Mets manager. The team has a 546-578 record under Collins, and the Mets reached the postseason in two of his seasons. Expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, the Mets have struggled to a 65-87 record.
- - -The Cincinnati Reds announced that the protective netting at Great American Ball Park will be extended to the end of both dugouts after the season.
The announcement comes one day after a young girl was struck in the face by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium.
Major League Baseball issued recommendations for screens or protective netting in December 2015, encouraging teams to have it between the ends of the dugouts closest to home plate.
According to Yahoo! Sports, only 10 of the 30 teams are in compliance with Major League Baseball’s recommendation.
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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is day-to-day with a bruised right thumb after being hit by a pitch during Thursday’s victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Dodgers announced that X-rays were negative.
Turner was hit by a pitch from Mark Leiter Jr. in the first inning of the contest. He initially stayed in the game before being pulled prior to the bottom of the second inning.
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Former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption and mishandling of public funds while serving as mayor of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.
Mondesi, who was also fined 60 million pesos, was the 1994 National League Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 1995. He had been under house arrest since February while awaiting trial.
The 46-year-old will be prohibited from holding any public office in the country for 10 years.
His son, Raul Mondesi, plays for the Kansas City Royals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Memphis, the team announced .
Valera, who will be making his second stint in the majors, will join the Cardinals prior to the team’s game versus the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.