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When the New York Mets went on the lookout for a common supervisor, they discovered one in a peculiar place.

Milwaukee Brewers common supervisor Doug Melvin of Chatham, Ont., speaks to the viewers after his induction into the Canadian Baseball Corridor of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday, June 23, 2012. (SCOTT WISHART QMI AGENCY The Beacon Herald)

Mets not hiring Melvin

NEW YORK – When the New York Mets went on the lookout for a common supervisor, they discovered one in a peculiar place.

On the opposite aspect of the bargaining desk.

Baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen has agreed to modify roles and change into GM of the Mets, group spokesman Harold Kaufman confirmed Monday.

Tampa Bay Rays senior vice-president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom was the opposite finalist. Kaufman mentioned Bloom was knowledgeable the Mets determined to rent Van Wagenen.

Doug Melvin of Chatham additionally had a second interview final week, assembly with chief working officer Jeff Wilpon and his father, Mets proprietor Fred Wilpon. However the former Texas and Milwaukee common supervisor was informed days in the past he was now not within the operating.

A information convention to introduce Van Wagenen is deliberate for Tuesday at Citi Area. He was chosen to switch Sandy Alderson, who took a depart in June following a recurrence of most cancers.

– The Related Press

Bechard will get double-double

ST. CATHARINES – Burke Bechard of Dover Centre had a double-double for the Guelph Gryphons with 16 factors and a game-high 14 rebounds in a 70-63 win over the Brock Badgers in OUA girls’s basketball Saturday.

Bechard additionally had 4 steals and three assists as Guelph improved to 2-0.

Johnson leads Lancers

KINGSTON – Pierce Johnson of Chatham led all scorers with 15 kills for the Windsor Lancers in a 3-Zero win over the RMC Paladins in OUA males’s volleyball Sunday.

Johnson additionally led the Lancers with 19 kills and three aces in a 3-2 win over the Queen’s Gaels in Saturday’s season opener.

Tartans in match remaining

SARNIA – The host Northern Vikings beat the Wallaceburg Tartans 55-40 within the remaining of the Bob Cornelious senior ladies’ basketball match Saturday.

Keahna Riley led the Tartans with 13 factors. Cassidy Hirtle of the Vikings scored 18.

Northern beat Korah and Wallaceburg defeated Dundas Valley within the semifinals.

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