ATLANTA (AP) – New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel says he’s not concerned about his job following a meeting with chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Omar Minaya.
Assistant general manager John Ricco also is in Atlanta and attended the meeting before tonight’s game against the Braves.
The Mets have lost five straight to fall to last place in the NL East.
Manuel says the meeting was “a good baseball meeting” to discuss “our plan going forward.”
The Mets say left-hander Jonathon Niese suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring on Sunday. Oliver Perez was sent to the bullpen on Saturday, leaving a void in the rotation.