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Mets Acquire Dan Rohlfing From Twins

Apr 23, 2015 7:57 AM

The New York Mets have acquired Minor League catcher Dan Rohlfing from the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota will receive cash considerations in return.

Rohlfing, 26, adds depth for the Mets, who are dealing with injuries at the position.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Matt Harvey Has Sprained Ankle, Won't Miss Start

Apr 23, 2015 7:36 AM

Matt Harvey had his ankle examined by New York Mets doctors Wednesday, but insisted his mild left ankle sprain will not affect his ability to face the New York Yankees this weekend.

Harvey originally injured the ankle banging into the outfield wall while shagging fly balls during spring training.

The right-hander thought the issue with his landing leg would go away, but fluid has built up and caused discomfort between starts in recent weeks.

Harvey is 3-0 since returning from Tommy John surgery, although he has allowed seven runs in 12 innings over his past two starts.

"We're still good to for Saturday,"  he said. "I just kind of wanted to know why it wasn't getting better and what was going on. For me and the training staff, I think the best thing was to have it checked out and make sure there was no structural damage, which there isn't, and that we're good to go."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Recall Hansel Robles To Bolster Bullpen

Apr 20, 2015 1:17 AM

The Mets recalled reliever Hansel Robles Sunday night to provide relief to a bullpen that took a major blow when Jerry Blevins broke his forearm in Sunday's win over the Marlins, per the New York Post.

Robles allowed six hits in 7 2/3 innings of work thus far in Triple-A Las Vegas, posting an 0.00 ERA while striking out 10 batters.

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Lose d'Arnaud, Blevins To Fractures

Apr 19, 2015 6:27 PM

The Mets suffered two costly injuries Sunday afternoon, losing catcher Travis d'Arnaud and left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins with broken bones.

D'Arnaud was hit by a pitch from A.J. Ramos in the bottom of the seventh inning and fractured his right hand.

A half-inning earlier, Blevins fractured his left forearm when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon. Blevins completed the play before leaving the game.

Both players will be placed on the disabled list, GM Sandy Alderson said.

Tags: New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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."



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.

Associated Press

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.

Tags: New York Mets, Suspension

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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."

Bill Ladson/MLB

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."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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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.

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.

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

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Marc Craig/Newsday

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