NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have exercised manager Terry Collins’ contract option for 2013.

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the move before the Mets played the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

The Mets are finishing up their third straight losing season, but Collins’ enthusiastic managerial style has won over veterans and rookies alike.

Collins signed a two-year deal after a wholesale revamping of the Mets’ front office following the 2010 season.

The Mets are 76-84 this year with two games remaining.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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