Former Mets GM Sandy Alderson is back in baseball, joining the Athletics as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.
"I am really excited to return to the A's and the Bay Area," Alderson said in a statement. "I look forward to being as helpful as I can to Billy, David, and the rest of the Baseball Operations staff."
Alderson, who stepped down as Mets GM this past June after a recurrence of cancer, announced last week that he had been cancer-free for four months.
SNY's Andy Martino reported in December that Alderson's prognosis was good, and that he planned to be at the Winter Meetings to speak with several clubs about joining a front office.
With Alderson back with the A's, he is returning to where he worked from 1981 to 1998. He was in charge when the A's won the 1989 World Series.
"I am thrilled to welcome Sandy as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations," A's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane said in a statement. "His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and perspective he will add at every level of the organization. David and I couldn't be more excited to bring him back to Oakland."
The 71-year-old Alderson was GM of the Mets from 2011 to 2018, helping guide them to the 2015 World Series and 2016 playoffs.