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David Wright Diagnosed With Right Shoulder Impingement

Mar 1, 2017 7:39 AM

David Wright has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder and will not throw a baseball for "a couple of weeks," according to the New York Mets.

Wright was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery after feeling discomfort.

"What's happening here is that the muscles around the shoulder have not re-engaged since the surgery," Sandy Alderson said. "That's taking more time than anticipated."

Wright is owed $67 million over the next four seasons.


Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jay Bruce Taking Ground Balls At First Base With Mets

Feb 28, 2017 6:54 AM

The New York Mets have a logjam in the outfield and Lucas Duda is dealing with hip issues, which has led Jay Bruce to take ground balls at first base.

Terry Collins told reporters that Bruce and Neil Walker will be taking grounders at first in case Duda's back and hip issues linger.

Bruce was mentioned in trade rumors for the better part of the winter.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Extension Talks Between Mets, Neil Walker 'Probably Dead'

Feb 20, 2017 3:52 PM

The New York Mets believe extension talks with Neil Walker are "probably dead."

Sandy Alderson recently met with Walker's representatives to work out a contract extension, but talks hit a roadblock.

Walker accepted New York's one-year qualifying offer and is set to make $17.2 million in 2017.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Noah Syndergaard Gets Opening Day Start For Mets

Feb 16, 2017 3:56 PM

The New York Mets have announced that Noah Syndergaard will start against the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day.

"It's just a huge honor," Syndergaard said. "It's something I've been working for ever since I was with the Mets, to be the Opening Day starter at one point. I'm extremely thrilled that Terry instills that kind of confidence in me. I'm going to go out there and get the job done."

Syndergaard was New York's obvious choice with Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz all returning from surgeries.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Mets Unlikely To Extend Young Starters During Camp

Feb 16, 2017 8:39 AM

The New York Mets are unlikely to hold extension discussions with any of their young starting pitchers during camp, according to sources.

One source said the team was "not optimistic" about talks.

Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz would be the most logical candidates for extensions. All except for Syndergaard are coming off surgery and all except for Harvey are under team control for at least three more seasons.

Marc Carig/Newsday

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Noah Syndergaard Ready To Start Opening Day

Feb 12, 2017 6:50 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins has not officially revealed his Opening Day starter yet, waiting instead for a spring training announcement.

The worst-kept secret around the Mets is that it will be Noah Syndergaard who will take the mound in the first inning at Citi Field when New York opens the season against the Braves.

That doesn't mean the right-hander considers himself the staff ace.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Tim Tebow Working Out With Daniel Murphy

Feb 6, 2017 8:17 AM

Tim Tebow will report to Minor League camp with the New York Mets next week.

Tebow hit .194/.264/.242 and struck out 20 times in 62 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow has been working out with Daniel Murphy. The pair live in the same neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida.

"It's not that we talk that much about the Mets organization, although they have been great to both of us," Tebow said. "It's just about the pursuit of baseball, the ins and outs. He is a total analyst of the game and works like crazy. For us, it's been going over the little things over and over and over again. Talking pitches, out of the hand, how we're picking stuff up. That's what Daniel does that's such a different level."

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

Wilmer Flores Wins Arbitration Case

Feb 4, 2017 8:13 PM

Infielder Wilmer Flores defeated the Mets in New York's first salary arbitration hearing since pitcher Oliver Perez won in 2008.

Flores was awarded a $2.2 million salary Saturday by arbitrators Mark Irvings, Sylvia Skratek and Robert Herzog, who heard the case a day earlier. The Mets contended he should be paid $1.8 million. Flores made more than $526,000 last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Mets Plan To Start Season With Jay Bruce In Right Field

Jan 25, 2017 6:58 AM

The New York Mets have informed Jay Bruce that they anticipate starting the season with him as their everyday right fielder, according to a source.

Bruce was involved in trade discussions for much of the offseason.

It appears to be unlikely, but the Mets could change course if a team comes calling with an interesting package for Bruce.

The Mets wanted to move Bruce's $13 million salary for a prospect and then use the savings to sign a reliever.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Mets Give Familia Raise Despite Uncertainty

Jan 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Closer Jeurys Familia got a sizable raise from the Mets on Friday while still waiting to find out whether he'll be suspended by Major League Baseball under the sport's domestic violence policy.

Familia will make $7,425,000, according to multiple reports, up from $4.1 million last season.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Tim Tebow Doesn't Receive Spring Invite From Mets
The Mets announced their spring training invites on Wednesday and Tim Tebow was not among them.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Mets Avoid Arbitation With Zach Wheeler With $800,000 Deal
The Mets have avoided arbitration with Zach Wheeler by agreeing to a $800,000 deal for the 2017 season.

Associated Press

Mets Looking Into Possible Trade For Center Fielder
Ken Rosenthal described the Mets as being "semi-engaged" in talks for a variety of possibilities.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Matt Harvey 'Feeling Great' After July Surgery
Matt Harvey is feeling good after undergoing season-ending surgery on July 18 in St. Louis to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Offered Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson To Orioles For Reliever
The Mets offered Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce to the Orioles in exchange for a reliever, but talks didn't advance.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Fielding Calls On Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson
The Mets have begun fielding calls on Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson now that they've re-signed Yoenis Cespedes.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

No-Trade Clause In Deal With Mets Was Key For Yoenis Cespedes
Yoenis Cespedes would not have returned to the Mets without a full no-trade clause as part of his new four-year, $110 million contract, according to his agent.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Yoenis Cespedes Agrees To Four-Year, $110M Deal With Mets
Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to re-sign with the Mets on a four-year, $110 million deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yoenis Cespedes Could Receive Five-Year Deal
The Mets remain optimistic that they can re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, but the growing sense is that the slugger will receive a five-year offer on the open market.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Jeurys Familia's Wife Wants Charges Dropped
The wife of Mets closer Jeurys Familia wants the assault charge against her husband dropped.

Market For Yoenis Cespedes Is Shrinking
The market for Yoenis Cespedes is shrinking and is down to the Mets and three other teams, according to a report.

New York Post

Mets Expect To 'Wait A While' On Yoenis Cespedes
The Mets want to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes after he opted out of his contract earlier this month.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Have Inquired About Jose Bautista, Dexter Fowler
The Mets have engaged in preliminary talks on Jose Bautista and Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

New York Post

Neil Walker Accepts Mets' Qualifying Offer
Neil Walker has accepted his one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets, Neil Walker Haven't Had 'Substantive' Extension Talks
Neil Walker is one of 10 players to receive a qualifying offer this offseason.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Bartolo Colon Signs One-Year Deal With Braves
Bartolo Colon, 43, will make $12.5 million next season, according to sources.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out Of Deal With Mets
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is walking away from $47.5 M to become a free agent, according to a source.

Jeurys Familia Arrested On Alleged Domestic Violence Charge
Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia allegedly caused a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the accuser.

Tim Tebow Injures Knee Sliding
Tim Tebow had to leave a Fall League game on Monday after an awkward slide attempting to steal second base.

Yoenis Cespedes To Opt Out Of Deal With Mets
Yoenis Cespedes plans to opt out of his contract with the Mets, leaving two years and $47.5 million on the table, according to sources.

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