Showing posts with label Aaron Laffey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aaron Laffey. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mets Notes: Marcum throws five scoreless, Laffey DFA'd, Carson Promoted

Mets Notes:

Shaun Marcum tossed 52 pitches over five scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Assuming Marcum feels OK in ensuing days, he is due to be activated from the disabled list Saturday to face the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Marcum opened the season on the DL with neck and shoulder pain related to a nerve issue.

He threw additional pitches in the bullpen after Monday's appearance to increase his workload. Mets manager Terry Collins estimated Marcum would max out at 90 pitches Saturday.

Marcum allowed four hits and no walks in Monday's appearance.

The Mets designated fill-in Aaron Laffey for assignment Sunday, when they promoted lefty reliever Robert Carson.

Marcum's Career Stats:
2005 23 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 4 4
2006 24 TOR 3 4 5.06 14 0 78.1 87 44 44 14 38 65
2007 25 TOR 12 6 4.13 25 1 159.0 149 76 73 27 49 122
2008 26 TOR 9 7 3.39 25 0 151.1 126 60 57 21 50 123
2010 28 TOR 13 8 3.64 31 0 195.1 181 84 79 24 43 165
2011 29 MIL 13 7 3.54 33 0 200.2 175 84 79 22 57 158
2012 30 MIL 7 4 3.70 21 0 124.0 116 57 51 16 41 109
7 Yrs 57 36 3.76 149 1 916.2 840 405 383 124 282 746
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Generated 4/22/2013.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mets News: Laffey will get start Saturday on short rest

Mets News:

Terry Collins confirmed after Tuesday's doubleheader sweep that he pulled Aaron Laffey from the nightcap after four innings and 77 pitches in order to allow the left-hander to come back on short rest Saturday against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.

Having a pitcher come back on short rest is required because of Monday's postponement. Laffey was charged with two earned runs on four hits and three walks in four innings.

Josh Edgin inherited a six-run lead in what became a 9-8, 10-inning loss.

"We wanted to keep him at 75 pitches anyway," Collins said. "We were hoping he could get through five. But he was at that point."

Said Laffey: "We're in a doubleheader. We've got guys that had already threw out of the pen in that first game. Just from having experience in the pen as well, you always want your starter to go as deep as you can, especially in those types of games -- doubleheader days. More for me, I wish I could have gone back out there to save a couple of guys in the pen.

"They came over to me after the fourth and let me know I'd be coming back on short rest and we're going to stop it there. You know, with the exception of a couple of walks today, I was pretty pleased with the outing."

Monday, April 08, 2013

Mets News: Aaron Laffey will remain in rotation, Marcum not close

Mets News:

Left-hander Aaron Laffey remains in the rotation, but the Mets plan to delay his second start with the club until next Tuesday at Colorado, the last day the fifth starter is required.

So Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee will line up to face the Minnesota Twins this weekend, then Jeremy Hefner, Laffey, Niese and Harvey should pitch at Coors Field during a four-game series against the Rockies.

Laffey surrendered three runs on 10 hits, a walk and a hit batter in 4 1/3 innings against the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Citi Field. As soon as he has recovered from that outing, he temporarily will be available in the bullpen between starts. Laffey threw 90 pitches Sunday.

Terry Collins sounded like Laffey may be in the rotation for a while.

Shaun Marcum, who received injections in his neck Thursday, played catch today in Port St. Lucie and may step onto a mound Tuesday, but is not close to returning.

"He's been throwing, but he's not anywhere close to getting into a game," Collins said.

As for how many starts Laffey may get, Collins added: "He's going to be the guy until we figure out when Shaun's going to be back, or if he's going to be back, or where we stand. There's no number in mind of how many starts. It could be three. It could be seven. I don't know."

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mets News: Shaun Marcum going to see doctors, Laffey will replace him in rotation

Mets News:
Shaun Marcum is on his way from Port St. Lucie to New York -- not to pitch, but to be examined by team doctors.

"He has some real discomfort running from his shoulder up through his neck," manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, prior to the Mets' game against the Padres. "What that is, where it starts, what’s causing it, I think we won’t know until he sees the doctor tomorrow."

Collins added that Marcum is "very unlikely" to come off the disabled list and make his first scheduled start of the season Sunday. Aaron Laffey will "most likely" take his place.

"There’s a couple of other options we have, [but] we just thought in spring training from what we saw from Aaron Laffey that, due to his experience -- he’s had some success at this level -- that he would be our first option right now," Collins said.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Late Mets News and Notes: Marcum Discomfort, Dave Howard to MSG, Murphy Plays Again, Collins on Feliciano decision

Mets News and Notes:

Shaun Marcum is an important piece of the Mets’ starting rotation, but a stalled bullpen session Monday left the team wondering if he will be ready to start the season.

Two major league sources told the Daily News that Marcum complained of neck discomfort Monday. That occurred during a bullpen session intended as a final check to make sure he was ready to make a Grapefruit League start on Thursday. According to the sources, Marcum is now highly unlikely to make that start.

Asked if Marcum’s readiness for the regular season next week was a concern, a source said, “That’s fair to say.”

It is unclear who would take Marcum’s spot in the rotation if, as the team now fears, he is not ready for the season.

Lefthander Aaron Laffey, sent to minor league camp after a rough start on Sunday, had been considered next in line, but one source said that he “doubt(ed) it would be Laffey.”

Mets executive vice president for business Dave Howard is leaving the ballclub. He will become president of MSG Sports, the company announced. He will begin work April 9.

The Mets indicated that team executives Paul Asencio, Leigh Castergine and David Newman will now join Mike Landeen in reporting to Jeff Wilpon to absorb Howard's role for the near future. Wilpon also will pick up some of Howard's duties.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Murphy, Nieuwenhuis, Francisco, Laffey

Mets News and Notes:

A day after his first game activity of spring training, Daniel Murphy did not feel up to playing in another minor league game. Murphy, who has been sidelined with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side, was "pretty stiff," according to Terry Collins.

Murphy had played five innings in a minor league game Friday -- playing second base and running the bases, but not hitting.

"It wasn't a setback -- just a little fatigue," Sandy Alderson said. "So we sat him out today."

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who suffered a bone bruise on his left knee while sliding two weeks ago, is nearing entering a minor league game.

Nieuwenhuis participated in the team's warm-up routine Saturday and also hit, tossed a baseball and went through outfield drills.

The lone remaining hurdle before entering a game is to run the bases.

Nieuwenhuis now is more likely to be ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas to open the season.

Frank Francisco threw his third bullpen session of the week Saturday morning as he works back from elbow inflammation. Francisco said he would expect to throw two more bullpen sessions before advancing to batting practice.

He remains likely to open the season on the disabled list.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mets sign LHP Laffey to a Minor League Deal

The Mets signed left-hander Aaron Laffey to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training, the team announced Thursday.

Laffey went 4-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 22 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, including 16 starts. He also made 11 starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, going 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA. Over a six-year big league career with the Indians, Mariners, Yankees and Blue Jays, Laffey has produced a 4.38 ERA in 148 appearances, including 65 starts.

The 27-year-old could compete for the vacant fifth slot in New York's starting rotation, though general manager Sandy Alderson has said he will take a hard look at more expensive free-agent candidates who would command a guaranteed job. The Mets had a full starting five until they traded R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this month.

Laffey could also compete with fellow lefties Josh Edgin, Robert Carson and Darin Gorski for a job in the bullpen, or provide rotation depth in the Minors.
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