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David Wright Likely Headed To DL With Hamstring Pull

Apr 15, 2015 7:09 AM

David Wright left Tuesday night's game with a right hamstring injury and appears headed for the disabled list.

Wright will undergo an MRI on Wednesday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, according to the New York Mets. The team has already has decided to fly in Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas as a likely replacement.

Wright suffered the injury while stealing a base in the club's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. He suggested it likely is smarter to miss two weeks now than to try to play through the injury and potentially worsen his situation.

"A couple of feet before the bag I just felt my hamstring grab," Wright said. "I thought it might be something that I could stretch out a little bit. But then I took a couple of secondary leads and just realized that if the ball was put in play I wouldn't have been able to do anything positive, that's for sure. It took a couple a pitches and it didn't get any better. That's when I thought I'd rather say something and hopefully catch this thing before I make the same mistake I made a couple of years ago, when I tried to play through it and made it worse.

"Anytime you feel something like that, you hope that it goes away. And this just didn't go away."

 

ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Billboards Near Citi Field Urge Wilpon To Sell Mets

Apr 13, 2015 5:15 PM

A group of fans have gone public with their desire for Fred Wilpon and Co. to sell the New York Mets.

Two billboards just outside Citi Field were in place for the team's home opener on Monday.

"FRED, JEFF & SAUL," one reads, "Ya gotta leave."

And the other one: "Sell the Team."

The billboards are scheduled to be removed on May 3. Gary Palumbo, 39, raised $6,700 on Kickstarter to pay for the placards.

Fred Wilpon became a minority owner of the team in 1980, co-owner in 1986 and sole controlling owner in 2002. The team hasn't made the playoffs since 2006 and has finished with a losing record in six straight seasons.

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Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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MLB Suspends Jenrry Mejia 80-Games

Apr 12, 2015 12:49 AM

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has "disappointed" his teammates and coaches with the announcement of his 80-game suspension for the use of the steroid Stanozolol on Saturday.

"We're very disappointed. I mean, extremely disappointed," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We came into this whole thing in spring training with huge expectations and the back end of our bullpen being very, very strong. So we're all shocked and disappointed, but we stand by the rules and what Major League Baseball has put down. We'll have to regroup and get through the next 80 games with somebody else."

Mejia was suspended after testing positive for Stanozolol, MLB announced.

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Harvey Stellar In Return, Draws Praise From Harper

Apr 10, 2015 10:47 AM

Matt Harvey took the mound for the New York Mets on Thursday for the first time since Aug. 24, 2013, his final start before undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Harvey tossed six shutout innings against the rival Washington Nationals, allowing four hits and striking out nine. Bryce Harper struck out three times against the right-hander.

"He is always good. Taking a year off, it's just a setback that he had. Fortunately, he is going to come back and do what he does," Harper said. "We saw it in Spring Training. He did very well in Spring Training. He came back today. He did what he had to do. He shut us down.

"He is tough out there. I said it a million times. He is going to win a Cy Young [Award] one day. Everybody knows that. It's one of the toughest at-bats I've ever had. He is very tough out there. He is a very good pitcher."

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Tags: New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Alderson: Collins Has Control Over Mets' Lineup

Apr 9, 2015 7:59 AM

Sandy Alderson reacted to rumors on Wednesday that he is dictating how Terry Collins sets the lineup for the New York Mets.

Alderson playfully interrupted Collins' pregame press conference and handed the manager a lineup card.

"Hey Terry, here's your lineup for tomorrow," Alderson joked.

The Mets have been using an unconventional lineup, with David Wright batting second and now the pitcher batting eighth.

"When we put the roster together, the front office makes that final decision with input from the manager and the coaches," Alderson said. "When it comes to the lineup, yeah, the front office has input from time to time. It's up to the manager. And it's no different than infield defensive positioning or anything else. Our job is to provide information. The manager and the coaches decide."

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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Mets Put Mejia On DL With Elbow Inflammation

Apr 7, 2015 4:58 PM

The New York Mets have placed Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Mejia experienced stiffness and pain in his elbow and was unable to enter Monday afternoon's game against the Washington Nationals.

MRI, X-rays and an examination by team doctor David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan revealed inflammation in the back of his pitching elbow. Mejia received a cortisone injection.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Dillon Gee Will Be Fifth Starter For Mets

Apr 1, 2015 4:34 PM

The New York Mets will open the season with Dillon Gee as their No. 5 starter, according to sources.

Gee received a strong push from prospect Rafael Montero.

The 28-year-old started for the Mets on Opening Day last season.

Gee has produced a 2.49 ERA in 21 2/3 Grapefruit League innings.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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Mets Agree To Long-Term Extension With Lagares

Apr 1, 2015 4:25 PM

The New York Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Juan Lagares that runs through the 2019 season, according to sources.

The deal covers all of the outfielder's arbitration years and guarantees him $23 million from 2016 to '19. It also includes an option for 2020 at $9.5 million.

Lagares, 26, hit .281 with four homers and 47 RBIs in 416 at-bats in 2014. He also won a Gold Glove and led all center fielders with 28 defensive runs saved, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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Duda, Mets Will Discuss Extension Until Opening Day

Mar 31, 2015 7:58 AM

The New York Mets have been discussing a potential long-term deal with Lucas Duda, but the talks will end on Opening Day if no agreement is reached.

Duda is due to make $4.2 million this season, but the Mets are interested in a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Daniel Murphy May Begin Season On DL
Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a right hamstring pull.

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Zack Wheeler To Have Tommy John Surgery
Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and expects to be out of Major League games through the first two months of next season.

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Mets Defend Handling Of Zack Wheeler
Zack Wheeler complained of elbow pain last season but still made 32 starts. He learned Monday that he has a torn elbow ligament.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Zack Wheeler Has Tear In Pitching Elbow
Zack Wheeler will travel to New York for further consultation.

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Josh Edgin To Have Tommy John Surgery
The Mets are now very thin in left-handed relief in the bullpen.

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Mets' Harvey Throws Two Perfect Innings
Matt Harvey topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday.

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Harvey Tosses Two Scoreless Innings
Matt Harvey retired all six Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Rollins Could Have Been Dealt To Mets, Padres, Yankees
Jimmy Rollins is entering his first season with the Dodgers, who were one of four teams that showed interest in him when the Phillies began taking calls for the veteran.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Wright Scolds Syndergaard Over Faux Pas
Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard was scolded by David Wright for eating lunch during a team scrimmage on Tuesday.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'
The Mets were ranked high on Jimmy Rollins' list of offseason trade destinations.

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Murphy Wants Extension, Mets Unlikely To Negotiate
Daniel Murphy reiterated Thursday that he wants to sign a contract extension with the Mets with free agency looming next winter.

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David Wright Ready To Test Shoulder This Spring
Mets captain David Wright hit a career-low eight home runs last season.

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Mets Won't Place Innings Cap On Harvey
The Mets won't place a strict innings cap on Matt Harvey in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Harvey Reports To Mets Feeling Healthy
Matt Harvey was out all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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