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deGrom Rejoins Mets Teammates, To Pitch Sunday

Apr 23, 2016 6:28 PM

A relieved Jacob deGrom rejoined his Mets teammates Saturday, nearly two weeks after his son was born with medical complications at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

DeGrom said that 12-day-old Jaxon Anthony was suffering from apnea and would stop breathing while sleeping. After exhaustive tests -- including MRIs and X-rays and being hooked up to monitors for several days in a neonatal intensive care unit -- the newborn was free of issues for five straight days and was discharged Monday without any procedures being required. 

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Jacob deGrom To Start For Mets On Sunday

Apr 21, 2016 8:22 AM

Jacob deGrom will rejoin the New York Mets and start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.

deGrom has not pitched since April 8 due to a nagging lat injury. While sidelined, deGrom has been at home with his family as his newborn son dealt with an unknown medical issue.

Jaxon deGrom, who was born last Monday, was released from the hospital this week.

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David Wright: Noah Syndergaard Is Like A Video Game Character

Apr 19, 2016 7:30 AM

David Wright says that he describes the pitching of Noah Syndergaard in the context of video games.

"Friends ask me about him," Wright said. "I say, 'Think of it this way: When you used to play video games as a kid, if you build the player that you want to build and put all the abilities up to like max 10, he's that guy that you build in the video games -- his presence physically, the stuff, the command.' He throws 100 mph. If he's not throwing 100, and he's throwing 96 or 97, he can beat you with hitting his spots and his secondary pitches. When he's out there throwing 2-1 sliders or 2-1 changeups or 3-1 curveballs, that just makes it completely unfair when he's got 100 in his pocket.

"When he gives up a run, it's almost like you look at him and you're like, 'What's wrong with you tonight?'" Wright continued. "Very rarely do guys put good swings on him and get a chance to get two or three hits in an inning to score a run."

Syndergaard limited the Phillies to one run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight in seven innings on Monday. He improved to 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA.

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Jacob deGrom's Son Out Of Hospital; Pitcher Throwing

Apr 19, 2016 7:20 AM

Jacob deGrom's week-old son was discharged from a Florida hospital on Monday and the right-hander could return to the mound as early as this weekend.

deGrom's son, Jaxon Anthony, has been dealing with an undisclosed medical issue since his birth last Monday night.

The new father is due to pitch a simulated game on Tuesday. Terry Collins said it has not yet been determined whether deGrom would slot into the rotation next weekend at Turner Field or wait until next week's homestand.

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Jacob deGrom's Newborn Son's Health Improving

Apr 17, 2016 1:54 PM

The health of New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom's newborn son has improved, according to manager Terry Collins.

The Mets placed deGrom on family emergency leave Saturday because of health "complications" with Jaxon Anthony, who was born Monday night.

"Last night I talked to him," Collins said Sunday morning. "The baby is doing better. That was a good sign. I just told Jake he needs to get some rest and mix in a meal."

Collins said deGrom appears exhausted, "mentally more than physically."

DeGrom will be inactive for three to seven days, but he is continuing to throw off a mound during his absence from the team. He was in the process of throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning at the team's Florida complex after commuting 2½ hours from his family's home in DeLand.

Team officials believe deGrom could re-enter the rotation for an abbreviated outing as soon as next weekend in Atlanta if his family situation allow

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Mets Place deGrom On Family Emergency Leave

Apr 16, 2016 3:01 PM

The Mets placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on family emergency leave because of a medical issue with his newborn son, manager Terry Collins said Saturday.

Jaxon Anthony was born on Monday night. The baby immediately had "complications," according to Collins. The manager added that he was unable to disclose the gravity of the medical issue.

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Jacob deGrom Likely To Be Placed On DL

Apr 16, 2016 2:21 AM

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom threw a light bullpen session Friday in Florida. However, team personnel now believe he does not have enough time to ramp up and take his next turn in the rotation on Tuesday in Philadelphia. As a result, deGrom likely is headed to the disabled list this weekend.

Because deGrom has not pitched since the April 8 home opener, his DL stint could be backdated and he would be eligible to be activated in time for his following turn.

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Johan Santana Looking At Mid-Year Comeback

Apr 14, 2016 3:50 PM

Johan Santana is looking to make a Major League comeback around mid-season, according to a report.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says familiarity and comfort are on the left-hander's mind, which has people already connecting him to the Minnesota Twins and New York Mets.

Santana last threw a Major League pitch in 2012.

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Mr. Met Upset He Didn't Get NL Championship Ring

Apr 14, 2016 3:44 PM

The New York Mets handed out 750 National League Championship rings to players and other employees, but Mr. Met didn't receive one.

The Mets, according to the New York Daily News, say this is because Mr. Met is a part-time employee and didn't log enough hours to earn a ring.

"This to me was a slap in the face," Mr. Met, Steven Boldis, told in a statement. "I'll always be a Mets fan but it just won't be the same."

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Terry Collins Wants Mets 'To Show People We Mean Business'

Apr 14, 2016 9:47 AM

Terry Collins said that Wednesday's game was a must-win for the New York Mets just five months after they appeared in the World Series and a little more than a week into the season.

"The perception is there's no energy here, which is completely not true," Collins said after New York defeated Miami 2-1 to improve to 3-5 on the season. "That we're not prepared. That we're overconfident or we're not taking things seriously. I heard that [Tuesday] night, and it made me sick to my stomach.

"I said, 'We've got to win this game [Wednesday]. We've got to show people we mean business.'"

Collins used Jeurys Familia for a five-out save, even though Familia was pitching for a third straight day.

"We couldn't sacrifice another game," Collins said. "We had to win this game to get us going."

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Jacob deGrom Could Be Headed To DL
The Mets are bracing for the possibility that Jacob deGrom may require a stint on the disabled list with a sore right lat muscle.

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Mets Aren't Yet Concerned About Slow Start
The Mets aren't happy with their 2-5 start to the season, but they also aren't overly concerned that the slow start is a sign of some bigger problem.

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David Wright: No Need For Panic After 2-3 Start
The Mets are hitting an Major League-worst .180 with 14 runs scored through five games. It comes at a time when the team ERA stands at a stellar 2.05.

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Jacob deGrom To Miss Next Start
Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is suffering right lat tightness and won't start against the Marlins on Wednesday.

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Zack Wheeler To Have Minor Surgery On Elbow
Zack Wheeler is due to undergo a minor surgical procedure to remove an undissolved stitch from last year's Tommy John surgery in his right forearm.

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Yoenis Cespedes On Outfield Drop: 'I'm Human'
After a season-opening loss, Yoenis Cespedes was in no mood to discuss his drop of a first-inning line drive off the bat of Mike Moustakas on Opening Night.

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Royals Say Mets' Presence Soured Championship Celebration
The 2016 schedule was released last September, many weeks before the season's final pitch, and increased interleague play setup a World Series rematch.

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Noah Syndergaard Not Sure What 'Retaliation Talk Is All About'
Noah Syndergaard doesn't believe that the Royals should have any grievance against him.

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Matt Harvey Had Blood Clot In Bladder
The Mets expect Matt Harvey to start on Opening Day despite a health scare.

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Mets Scratch Matt Harvey With Undisclosed Issue
Matt Harvey is dealing with an undisclosed medical issue that may place his Opening Day start for the Mets on Sunday in jeopardy.

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Randy Levine: 'Unfair' Yankees Pay More Than Mets In Revenue Sharing
Randy Levine told Fox Sports that the Yankees paid approximately $90 million in revenue sharing for the 2015 season.

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Mets: Yoenis Cespedes Misplay 'Just A Misunderstanding'
Yoenis Cespedes gave up on a spring training play on Thursday when a fly ball became wedged under the center-field wall, but the second-base umpire ruled the ball was live and A.J. Reed scored on an i

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Tigers Were In On Yoenis Cespedes
The Tigers were in on Yoenis Cespedes before they signed Justin Upton this winter, according to a report.

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Mets Release Ruben Tejada
New York remains obligated for a little less than $500,000 for Ruben Tejada this season.

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Mets Place Ruben Tejada On Waivers
Ruben Tejada is scheduled to make $3 million this season, his final before hitting free agency.

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Matt Harvey Confident About Slider This Season
Matt Harvey didn't throw his slider much until the end of last season, but he's ready to add the pitch to his arsenal full-time in 2016.

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Union Had No Knowledge Of Jenrry Mejia's Dissatisfaction
The Major League Baseball Players Association had no knowledge of Jenrry Mejia's dissatisfaction with his representation until comments from the Mets reliever were published in The New York Times, ac

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MLB Drops Chase Utley's Suspension
Chase Utley had been suspended for his hard slide into Ruben Tejada during the NLDS.

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Jenrry Mejia Believes MLB Officials Orchestrated Lifetime Ban
Jenrry Mejia was permanently barred from baseball after three failed doping tests.

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Jacob DeGrom Refuses To Sign 2016 Contract In Protest
Jacob DeGrom is already 27 years old and was Rookie of the Year in 2014.

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