The Mets have acted swiftly to offset the loss of first baseman Lucas Duda, acquiring veteran James Loney in a trade with the Padres, the team announced Saturday. The Padres will receive cash considerations.
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Bartolo Colon slugged the Mets to a 6-3 victory against the Padres on Saturday at Petco Park.
Yoenis Cespedes and Colon each delivered two-run homers against right-hander James Shields as the Mets built a 4-0 lead. Jon Jay answered with a three-run shot against Colon in the third, but the Mets held on to snap a modest two-game losing streak.
Colon (42 years, 349 days) became the oldest player ever to produce his first career home run. He unseated Randy Johnson, whose lone major league homer came at age 40 years, 9 days old with the Diamondbacks in 2003.
Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will pitch for major league clubs in a showcase event Friday as he attempts to make a comeback from hip surgery last year.
The free agent right-hander is set to hold his much-anticipated throwing session Friday in Arizona, according to Paul Kuo, spokesman for Lincecum's agency, Beverly Hills Sports Council.
The Giants will be there as planned all along, general manager Bobby Evans said Sunday. The Padres and Orioles also are among the expected 20 or so attendees, according to MLB Network.
Fantex, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major League players.
The players are Maikel Franco, Collin McHugh, Jonathan Schoop, Tyler Duffey and Yangervis Solarte.
Fantex offers professional athletes an up-front, one-time payment in exchange for a portion of that player's future earnings both on and off the field. Fantex then sells "shares" of that player to public investors for a set price.
Andrew Heaney became the first player to enter into an agreement with Fantex last September, taking a $3.34 million up-front payment in exchange for 10 percent of his future earnings.
Tyson Ross won't require surgery on his injured right shoulder, but he also isn't likely to make a Major League appearance in the near future.
Ross made one start before landing on the disabled list retroactive to April 5. He underwent an MRI.
"The good news was [it's] non-surgical," Andy Green said. "We'll take a couple more weeks, re-evaluate, see where he is. Hopefully he's back on the mound quick for us."
Rookie Trevor Story capped his amazing first week in the majors by hitting his seventh home run Sunday and helping the Rockies beat the Padres 6-3.
In doing so, Story set the Major League record for home runs in a team's first six games of a season, ahead of Larry Walker (6, 1997), Mike Schmidt (6, 1976) and Willie Mays (6, 1964), according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
"It has been fun so far," Story said.
The San Diego Padres have put opening day pitcher Tyson Ross on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
The Padres announced the move Saturday, retroactive to Tuesday.
James Loney has agreed to a Minor League deal with the San Diego Padres, according to a report.
Loney was recently released by the Tampa Bay Rays, who remain responsible for his $8 million salary this season less whatever he earns on another contract.
The San Diego Padres have become the first team in Major League history to be shut out in its first three games of a season.
With Wednesday night's 7-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres set the Major League mark with 27 consecutive scoreless innings to open a season. The old mark was 26 by the 1943 St. Louis Browns, according to Stats LLC.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, became the first team since the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals to post three consecutive shutouts to open a season.
The Cincinnati Reds have claimed Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
It was reported earlier Friday that the Padres had placed Straily on waivers.
It remains unclear how Cincinnati plans to use him.