Minaya, Manuel Assured Jobs?

9:51pm: Despite Manuel's denial, David Lennon at Newsday talked to Minaya, who confirms earlier reports that they were given a vote of confidence.

6:22pm: Jon Heyman at SI.com reports that Mets COO Jeff Wilpon met with GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel recently to give the two a vote of confidence that they would not be fired this season. Joel Sherman at the New York Post reports that Wilpon would be hesitant to fire Minaya because his three-year extension does not begin until next season and Minaya has many close assistants that have contracts as well.

But Bart Hubbuch at the New York Post talked to Manuel, who said he "never got that call."

The Mets continue to be ravaged by injuries, as pleasant-surprise starter Fernando Nieve hit the DL today.

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