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NEW YORK: Sandy Alderson all but said “tick, tick, tick.”

New York Mets players are running out of time to turn around their season, and the team’s general manager takes the responsibility as the person in charge of assembling the roster.

“When you’re scoring runs at the anemic rate that we have, something hasn’t worked. So from that standpoint, I take full responsibility for where we are,” he said Tuesday during a telephone news conference. “I’m not happy about it. But at the same time, the job now is to figure out how to fix it and improve it. And that’s what we’re focused on over the next several weeks.”

The Mets started 11-1 under new manager and former Indians pitching coach Mickey Calloway but began Tuesday 28-34 and fourth in the NL East, 7½ games behind the first-place Washington Nationals. The injury-ravaged Mets are 28th in runs and 25th among the 30 teams in batting average at .230. The offense has been unable to support a pitching staff that is 15th in ERA at 4.03.

As the All-Star Game next month and the July 31 trade deadline approach, Alderson would consider retooling if the record doesn’t improve.

“We have to at least be thinking about what our options may be or what our situation is as we get close to the trade deadline,” he said. “The focus is on the short term and improving the results on the field, but obviously we’re cognizant of the baseball calendar and where we need to be in a few weeks and what the options are for change as we get into July.”

He hasn’t determined the extent of possible turnover.

“Could we get younger very quickly? Probably yes,” Alderson said. “Then the question really is between where we are now and what we think we can be next season and years after that I think, again, is a function of at least of some extent, not totally, but at least of some extent, of what happens over the next few weeks.”

The Mets designated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for assignment after stopping an eight-game losing streak Sunday night and did the same to catcher Jose Lobaton on Tuesday. First baseman Dominic Smith was recalled from Las Vegas and the Mets selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas.

A five-time All-Star, the 36-year-old Gonzalez hit .237 with six home runs, 26 RBI and a .654 OPS.

Infielder Jose Reyes, who turned 35 Monday, could be among the next to exit. A four-time All-Star during his first stint with the Mets from 2003-11, Reyes is hitting .148 with three RBI in 74 at-bats. Reyes’ place on the roster appears to have been extended by concerns over Asdrubal Cabrera’s tight hamstring.

“I’m obviously aware, very cognizant of his history with the Mets,” Alderson sad. “On the other hand, I can assure you that the decision on Jose or any other player is going to be on the merits. Now people may quibble with that decision or a decision of that type or the timing of a decision of that type, but we are committed to putting the best team we can on the field.”

The Mets’ lack of options is part of the equation.

“To some extent, this is an indictment of other personnel,” he said. “We have to have somebody that we want to replace him.”

Key spots have not produced because of injuries, and Alderson updated the ailment report.

• Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, out since May 13, cut short a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment last weekend after two games and four at-bats.

“He still feels soreness in that hip flexor,” Alderson said. “We’ve got to get that out. So I can’t give you a best-case scenario, I can’t give you a worst-case scenario, either.”

• Pitcher Noah Syndergaard hasn’t pitched since May 25 because of a strained ligament in his right index finger.

“Noah is getting a second opinion,” Alderson said, predicting the team would get a report Wednesday.

• Right-hander reliever A.J. Ramos, who hasn’t pitched since May 26 because of a strained pitching shoulder, sought a second opinion.

“He’s deciding this week surgery or a more conservative treatment,” Alderson said. “We certainly don’t expect him back anytime soon.”