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David Wright Aggravates Lower Back

May 23, 2015 5:14 PM

Wright, 32, originally landed on the DL on April 15 with a right hamstring strain.

As the muscle healed and he was nearing a minor league rehab assignment, lower-back pain arose and Wright was shut down. He resumed baseball activity this week at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Now, he is having a recurrence of that back issue and will be shut down from baseball activity for a week.

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Flores, deGrom Make Collins Look Like Genius

May 17, 2015 12:56 AM

Wilmer Flores arrived at Citi Field and saw he had been dropped to the bottom of the order, even below starting pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Mets manager Terry Collins slotted New York's top home run hitter ninth in the batting order for the first time in nearly a half-century and batted his pitcher eighth for the third time this season.

Flores responded with a grand slam in the 10-run fourth inning and DeGrom was 3-for-3 with three singles, including two in the big inning, as the Mets defeated the Brewers 14-1 on Saturday night. 

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Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Cubs, Mets Discussed Russell, Syndergaard Trade

May 12, 2015 4:33 PM

The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs have said that they won't trade Noah Syndergaard and Addison Russell, respectively, but the two clubs discussed a trade during the offseason.

According to sources, the Mets asked the Cubs about Russell multiple times, knowing with certainty that Syndergaard would have to be included in such a deal.

Chicago wants to hold onto Russell, so talks never got serious.

John Harper/New York Daily News

Tags: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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New Bleachers Open At Wrigley Field For deGrom-Lester

May 11, 2015 3:34 PM

For the first time this season, new sections of bleachers will be open at Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs host the New York Mets on Monday night.

Jon Lester will face off against Jacob deGrom.

The renovated left- and center-field bleacher sections will debut. The right-field bleachers are scheduled to open in June.

Michael Radano/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Bartolo Colon Has 40/1 Strikeout-To-Walk Ratio

May 11, 2015 8:43 AM

Bartolo Colon helped the New York Mets defeat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, earning his Major League-leading sixth win in the process.

Colon is the first Mets pitcher to go six straight starts without issuing a walk. He has gone 40 1/3 innings without a free pass.

The 41-year-old now has a 40-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season.

"It's not about the velocity," Colon said through an interpreter. "It's about execution."

Zach Schonbrun/New York Times

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Mets Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Noah Syndergaard

May 9, 2015 2:29 PM

With Dillon Gee on the disabled list, the New York Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard, their top pitching prospect, would be called up from Class AAA Las Vegas. He is scheduled to make his major league debut Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

“Noah’s well-deserving,” General Manager Sandy Alderson said. “He’s the guy.”

At one point, however, Syndergaard did not seem like “the guy.” In spring training, the left-hander Steven Matz impressed the Mets with his power stuff and his poise.

Alderson indicated that Syndergaard had gotten the call now mostly because he had more experience. Syndergaard has pitched 31 games at the Class AAA level, dating to last year, while Matz has pitched only six games there, all of them this season.

“Steve’s done a great job, too,” Alderson said. “But he’s only pitched 30, 35 innings or so at Triple-A. Got a lot of talent, a lot of potential. Would be an equally qualified candidate.”

Tim Rohan/New York Times

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

Keith Law/ESPN

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

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Mets No Longer Looking To Trade Colon

Apr 30, 2015 3:35 PM

The New York Mets have changed their stance on whether or not to trade Bartolo Colon, according to sources.

After winning 15 games in 2014, Colon is 4-1 this season with a 3.31 ERA.

New York signed Colon to a two-year, $20 million contract in December 2013. At the time, the thought was that he would merely be a place-holder for the club's younger pitchers.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Scherzer Will Start Friday Against Mets

Apr 30, 2015 8:23 AM

Max Scherzer has recovered from a sprained right thumb and will make his next start on Friday against the New York Mets.

Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract as a free agent in January, missed his scheduled start Tuesday for the Washington Nationals after injuring his thumb while batting last week.

"He threw again [Wednesday], just some flat-ground catch, and he feels good," Matt Williams said. "He's ready to go."

Associated Press

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Mets Acquire Dan Rohlfing From Twins
Minnesota will receive cash considerations in return.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Matt Harvey Has Sprained Ankle, Won't Miss Start
Matt Harvey had his ankle examined by team doctors Wednesday, but insisted his mild left ankle sprain will not affect his ability to face the Yankees this weekend.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Recall Hansel Robles To Bolster Bullpen
Hansel Robles pitched 7 2/3 innings, posting an 0.00 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

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Mets Lose d'Arnaud, Blevins To Fractures
The Mets will place both Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins on the disabled list.

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David Wright Likely Headed To DL With Hamstring Pull
David Wright suggested it likely is smarter to miss two weeks now than to try to play through the injury and potentially worsen his situation.

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Billboards Near Citi Field Urge Wilpon To Sell Mets
A group of fans have gone public with their desire for Fred Wilpon and Co. to sell the Mets.

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MLB Suspends Jenrry Mejia 80-Games
Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended after testing positive for using the steroid Stanozolol.

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Harvey Stellar In Return, Draws Praise From Harper
Matt Harvey tossed six shutout innings against the rival Nationals, allowing four hits and striking out nine.

Bill Ladson/MLB

Alderson: Collins Has Control Over Mets' Lineup
Sandy Alderson reacted to rumors on Wednesday that he is dictating how Terry Collins sets the lineup for the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mets Put Mejia On DL With Elbow Inflammation
Jenrry Mejia experienced stiffness and pain in his elbow and was unable to enter Monday afternoon's game against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Dillon Gee Will Be Fifth Starter For Mets
Dillon Gee received a strong push from prospect Rafael Montero.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Agree To Long-Term Extension With Lagares
The Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Juan Lagares that runs through the 2019 season, according to sources.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Duda, Mets Will Discuss Extension Until Opening Day
Lucas Duda is due to make $4.2 million this season, but the Mets are interested in a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets Still Open To Dealing Gee
The Mets are still open to trading Dillon Gee despite Zach Wheeler's season-ending injury, according to a source.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Acquire Jerry Blevins, Alex Torres
The Mets have addressed pitching needs on Monday, acquiring Jerry Blevins from the Nationals and Alex Torres from the Padres.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Strasburg To Face Harvey In Early Season Showdown
Nationals manager Matt Williams announced on Saturday that Stephen Strasburg will start the third game of the season.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Yankees Prospect Released From Hospital After Crashing Into Wall
Jose Pirela crashed into the center field wall in the first inning that ended up an inside-the-park home run for Juan Lagares.

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