Showing posts with label Andres Torres. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andres Torres. Show all posts

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Mets Pelfrey, Torres, Acosta have been non-tendered

Mike Pelfrey, the Mets ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has been non-tendered by the New York Mets and expects to pitch elsewhere next season.

Pelfrey made three starts this past season before undergoing May 1 Tommy John surgery. He already has thrown a 105-pitch session this week at his alma mater, Wichita State, including 60 pitches to hitters, and expects to easily be ready for next season.

Pelfrey made $5.6875 million in 2012. He had been eligible for arbitration for a final time this offseason.

Center fielder Andres Torres ($2.7 million salary in 2012) and right-hander Manny Acosta ($875,000) also have been non-tendered tonight. Torres arrived last offseason with reliever Ramon Ramirez from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Angel Pagan in an ill-fated swap.

Arbitration-eligible players who are tendered contracts by the midnight deadline must receive at least 80 percent of their previous year’s salaries, and rarely receive any reduction. By cutting Pelfrey loose, the Mets are free to sign him for any amount.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mets will non-tender Mike Pelfrey, Torres decision "up in the air"

The Mets will non-tender right-hander Mike Pelfrey, according to a person with the team told Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter links). The Mets still want to sign Pelfrey as a free agent, Puma reports.

Pelfrey, 28, earned $5.68MM this past season though he underwent Tommy John surgery after just three starts. For the Mets to retain him through the arbitration process they'd have to offer him a salary in the $5-6MM range -- a considerable amount for a pitcher recovering from a serious injury.

The future of non-tender candidate Andres Torres remains “up in the air,” according to Puma. Torres, 34, posted a .230/.327/.337 batting line in 434 plate appearances this past season.

He earned $2.7MM in 2012 and could also be cut loose this offseason.

Old News: 
The Mets outrighted outfielder Fred Lewis to the minor leagues, according to the transactions page at The seven-year MLB veteran appeared in 18 games for New York this past season, playing all three outfield positions.

A Mets official told Adam Rubin of that Lewis plans to become a free agent. The 31-year-old hasn't yet filed the formal paperwork, but will become a free agent once he does so.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Braves Streak, Mets Honorees, Mejia, Torres, Tejada, Carson, Chipper

Mets News and Notes:

The Mets send Jeremy Hefner (2-5, 4.52 ERA) to the mound at 4:05 p.m. today. He opposes reigning NL Pitcher of the Month Kris Medlen (7-1, 1.56). The Braves have won Medlen's past 18 starts, the longest streak in the majors since the Yankees won 20 straight starts by Roger Clemens in 2000.

The Mets will honor infielder Wilmer Flores and right-hander Rafael Montero as the Sterling organizational player and pitcher of the year in a ceremony before the game. Also due to be honored are each affiliate's player of the year: Matt Harvey (Buffalo), Zack Wheeler (Binghamton), outfielder/second baseman Alonzo Harris Jr. (St. Lucie), right-hander Michael Fulmer (Savannah), right-hander Hansel Robles (Brooklyn), right-hander Miller Diaz (Kingsport), right-hander Yoryi Nuez (Dominican Summer League 1) and outfielder Vincente Lupo (Dominican Summer League 2).

Jenrry Mejia surrendered a solo homer to Dan Uggla with two outs in the ninth, but otherwise recorded six outs in his first major league appearance since Sept. 15, 2010. Mejia mostly spent last season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Collins said Mejia will be used as a starter later in the month, roughly coinciding with Harvey being shut down for the season.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Turner, Duda, Hairston and Torres on Waivers

Duda is back
Mets News and Notes:

With more than a month left in the season, Dickey needs four more wins to become the team's first 20-game winner since Frank Viola in 1990. Dickey limited Houston to one run on five hits and one walk in seven innings. The knuckleballer is scheduled to go for win No. 17 Friday in Miami.

Justin Turner snapped a 263 at-bat homerless stretch with a home run in Saturday's win. His last home run had come on Aug. 6, 2011, when he hit two against Atlanta. The utility player is now hitting .281 in just 139 at-bats on the season after registering 435 at-bats last season for the Mets.

Outfielder Lucas Duda will rejoin the Mets Sunday after spending more than a month with Triple-A Buffalo. Manager Terry Collins said he expects Duda to play left field and some first base for the remainder of the season. Duda is hitting .241 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs this season in the majors.

 The Mets have placed Scott Hairston and Andres Torres on waivers, a major league source told

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Santana, Torres, Carson, Hefner

Mets News and Notes:

R.A Dickey had a chance to move closer to 20 wins, but his teammates couldn't score against the Rockies so Dickey remains stuck on 15. The Mets are now a season-worst eight games under .500 and are tied with the Phillies for third place.

The biggest news of the day, though, involves their other veteran star pitcher, Johan Santana. After initial deciding that Santana would make his next start, the Mets announced that Santana has a stiff back. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.

For more Santana reports, the Post, News, Newsday, Star-Ledger , and the Bergen Record have stories. 

The slumping Andres Torres won't make any excuses about his hitting. He is 7-for-his-last-33 and finally broke an 0-for-19 slump with a ninth inning single on Monday.

Adam Rubin reports that lefty Robert Carson is being promoted. Carson will be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo for Tuesday's game. Jeremy Hefner will be placed on paternity leave to temporarily open a roster spot.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Hairston, Torres, Francisco, Baxter, Edgin, Acosta, Mejia, Wheeler

Mets News and Notes:

Scott Hairston remains a Met as the trade deadline approaches at 4 p.m. ET today. And Terry Collins expects the same roster tonight, for Game 2 of the series against the Giants.

Andres Torres was greeted warmly by Giants fans, then was forced to leave Monday's game in the eighth inning because he was unable to swing from the left side of the plate due to a right thumb injury suffered three innings earlier. Ex-Met Angel Pagan suffered a hand injury too, although Pagan's apparently was self-inflicted in frustration.

Frank Francisco's rehab assignment for a strained left oblique will resume with scheduled outings Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Binghamton. Johan Santana is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Mike Baxter had a pinch-hit single in the 10th in his return from a separated shoulder. Baxter should be in the starting lineup tonight against Lincecum.

Josh Edgin picked up his first major league win and Manny Acosta ended up with the save despite issuing two walks and surrendering a run in the 10th.

Jenrry Mejia went three innings and tossed 57 pitches in return to a starting role with Triple-A Buffalo.

Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut is expected to occur Sunday, after one final start for Binghamton tonight.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mets Game Notes: Road Runs, Valdespin, Tejada, Torres, Thole, Pitching Notes, Bullpen

Mets Game Notes:

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost a season-high five straight games...The last time the Mets had a longer losing streak was a six game skid from September 10-15, 2011...New York is 3-7 in its last 10 games...New York suffered its fifth walkoff loss of the year last night and its second this season at Washington (Also, June 5 in a 7-6, 12-inning setback)...The Mets are 1-3 in extra innings this year.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 20-24 on the road this year...The Mets are 0-4 on their current six-game road trip and 7-7 in their last 14 games away from Citi Field...David Wright leads the majors with a .378 road batting average...The Mets are 6-8 in road series this season and 13-14-2 in overall series.

ROAD RUNS: The Mets have scored 223 runs in 44 road games, for an average of 5.07 runs per road game, the highest in the majors...New York has a .268 road batting average, the highest in the National League and the fourth-highest in the majors...New York has allowed 226 runs on the road, for an average of 5.14, the fourth most in the majors.

JORDANY VALDESPIN: Hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in the ninth inning last night...Valdespin has three pinch-hits in his brief career, all have been home runs...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three other players who began their career since 1960, have had their first three pinch-hits all go for home runs: Brant Alyea, Bo Jackson and Matt Mieske...Valdespin is the only hitter in the majors this season with two go-ahead pinch-hit home runs in the ninth inning or later...Also, the last time the Mets were down 2-0 in the ninth inning and got a three-run home run to go ahead was Mike Piazza on September 16, 1998 at Houston...Research courtesy of ESPN.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Injury Updates: Santana, Bay, Francisco, Torres

Johan Santana, originally announced as the starter for the second-half opener in Atlanta on Friday, will be pushed back to allow his right ankle extra time to heal, Terry Collins said.

Santana twisted the ankle covering first base Friday, then was stepped on by the Cubs' Reed Johnson on the play.

Collins insisted there was nothing alarming with Santana's ankle, and maintained extra rest was simply prudent. A team spokesman said Santana was not available to discuss the change of plans.

Dillon Gee will now take the second-half opener Friday at Turner Field opposite Tim Hudson. R.A. Dickey will remain the Saturday starter.

Terry Collins expects Jason Bay will begin a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie on Wednesday. The manager added that Bay, who has been on the disabled list since suffering a concussion on June 15, also will appear for Triple-A Buffalo before being activated from the disabled list. That places the likely timetable for Bay's return as the series at Washington that opens next Tuesday.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Injury Updates: Torres, Santana, Bay

Injury Updates:

Andres Torres said he’s dealing with back spams, but the Mets center fielder expects he’ll be back after the All-Star break.

Terry Collins called Torres “day-to-day” before the game, and expected that he wouldn’t play in the team’s three-game weekend series against Chicago.

“A couple more days and I’ll be fine,” Torres said. “It’s not that bad. I just have to wait before we see if something happens and it gets worse. I don’t wanna lose a few weeks, that’s why I’ll just go day by day.”

Johan Santana twisted his ankle in the fifth inning of Friday’s 8-7 loss to the Cubs, but the Mets left-hander isn’t concerned that the injury will cause him to miss any time.

“I still feel it a little bit, but I don’t think it’ll be a big deal,” Santana said. “I’ll be fine.”

The injury occurred as Santana was trying to catch Justin Turner’s flip at first base with his bare hand. Santana dropped the ball, and Reed Johnson -- who had hit a dribbler between the mound and first leading off the frame -- stepped on his ankle, causing him to go down for a moment. At the time, the score was tied at 2.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Torres, Francisco, Schwinden

Some Mets News and Notes:

Tony La Russa is pondering starting R.A. Dickey in the All-Star game. But the NL manager seems hesitant, considering that none of the catchers on his roster have ever caught Dickey’s knuckleball. Other candidates to start for the NL include Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez.

Dickey will appear on “The David Letterman Show” next Wednesday night.

Andres Torres has a bad back. Collins is concerned. It is unknown at this point if Torres will need to spend time on the disabled list.

Frank Francisco (DL, left oblique) will throw off a mound Saturday, then make at least four rehab appearances before returning to the Mets. Jason Bay will report to Port St. Lucie Friday, Collins said.

Chris Schwinden was reclaimed by the Mets, five weeks after they waived him and lost him to the Blue Jays. He was optioned to Triple-A. Schwinden made a combined five Triple-A starts for Las Vegas (Toronto), Columbus (Cleveland) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Davis, Baxter, Torres, Saturdays, Mets History

Mets News and Notes:

D.WRIGHT: David Wright leads the NL and is second in the majors with a .387 batting average...Wright leads the majors with a .480 on-base percentage...He is tied for fourth in the NL with 20 walks and is 11th in the NL with a .566 slugging percentage...He has reached base safely in 27 of his 29 games...Wright has 41 hits in 29 games...He leads the NL with a .459 road batting average.

IKE DAVIS: For the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, Ike Davis has hit home runs in consecutive games ...Davis hit a solo home run last night and a three-run shot on Wednesday at Philadelphia...Davis leads the team with five home runs...Davis hit a home run in two straight games earlier this
season (April 15-16)...Davis went deep in a career-best three straight games from April 21-23, 2011 (vs. Houston and two games vs. Arizona).

DAVIS ON THE ROAD: Ike Davis is 3-7 (.429) with four runs scored, one double and two home runs over his last two contests ...Davis is batting .283 (17-60) with five home runs and 11 RBI on the road this year.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mets Get Clutch: Torres, Murphy and Wright, All Keys for Mets Success Lately

Torres, One of the Mets Key Players Lately
Hey Mets fans..the New York Metropolitans are now 18-13, 1/2 game back in the NL East..

Is it time to get excited?

Why not, I believe the Mets can get it done as long as they stay clutch and keep receiving excellent pitching, but it is still early..

The Mets in their last 10 games are 6-4,  being winners of their last 5. The Mets keys to success offensively have to be Andres Torres, Daniel Murphy and David Wright....The have batted combined .386 with one homer and 13 RBI's in their last seven games.

The Mets have been clutch with runners in scoring position and 2 outs.  The Mets as a team are batting .292 with 7 2B, 4 HR's and 53 RBI's  Andres Torres in these situations is batting 1.000 (4-4) with 5 RBI's. Murphy  is batting .500 (4-8) with 2 2B and 6 RBI's. David Wright is batting .455 (5-11) with 2 2B and  6 RBI's.

Worth noting, now injured catcher Josh Thole thrived in these situations as well,. he was batting .571 (4-7) 5 RBI's... Talk about clutch,  Mike Baxter is batting .750 (3 for 4) with 5 RBI's and he is bench player..

The Mets revised bullpen has been solid of late.. Relievers Frank Francisco, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez, and Bobby Parnell,  have combined for no earned runs in their last seven games. In that time they have pitched 10.2 Innings with 10 K's.

Lets Go Mets!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23 - Mets Activate Torres, Option Lutz

Captian Kirk at the Top of Lineup
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Murphy-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
The Mets officially activate outfielder Andres Torres from the 15-Day Disabled List. Zach Lutz was optioned to Buffalo after Sunday's game.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Injury Update: OF Andres Torres Expected Back Monday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Andres Torres (calf) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Rubin said he will rejoin the Mets in Houston if he doesn't have a setback. He's been out since aggravating a calf ailment on Opening Day.

Now that Torres will be back this means that outfielders Nieuwenhuis and Hairston will platoon in left field.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Andres Torres and D.J.Carrasco Begin Rehab Assignments

Andres Torres and D.J. Carrasco began their rehab assignments on Monday night with Class A St. Lucie.

Torres suffered a strained left calf on Opening Day. Carrasco sprained his right ankle during spring training.

With Torres potentially coming back soon, it could mean that Kirk Nieuwenhuis' tenure with the major league team is on the clock.

Carrasco had a scoreless, eight-pitch inning that included one strikeout.

Torres played six innings in center field. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. He also stole two bases.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Injury Update: Mets will take it slow with Andres Torres

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said the team is taking it slow with Andres Torres (calf) because they don't want him to have a setback.

Torres originally hurt the calf in spring training and was rushed back to action, only to aggravate the ailment on Opening Day. He hit off a tee, took soft-toss swings and played catch Monday and will do the same thing Tuesday.

It's not clear when he'll start running again, but a return before May, according to Anthony DiComo of, "seems unlikely."

Friday, April 06, 2012

It's Official, Andres Torres to the DL, Kirk Nieuwenhuis expected to make his entrance

One game into their season and the New York Mets are already sending a player to the disabled list.

New center fielder Andres Torres will land on the 15-day DL before Saturday's game with a strained left calf. It's the same injury that sidelined Torres for two weeks in spring training.

Acquired from San Francisco in December, Torres re-injured the calf ranging back to cut off a ball hit by Tyler Pastornicky in the seventh inning of Thursday's season-opening victory against the Atlanta Braves.
Injuries limited the 34-year-old Torres to 112 games a year ago.

The Mets are expected to recall outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo. Nieuwenhuis, 24, will join the big league club for the first time. He hit .298 with six home runs and 17 doubles in 53 games for Buffalo last season before shoulder surgery put him on the shelf.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Torres re-injures left calf in home opener

Andres Torres appeared to re-injure his left calf chasing down Tyler Pastornicky's triple in the seventh inning Thursday. After Torres appeared to misplay Pastornicky's ball into a triple, trainer Ray Ramirez met him in center and escorted him off the field.

Torres missed almost the entire second half of the Grapefruit League season with a strained left calf, returning Monday for the final half-week of games. The Mets were hesitant to play him in a Major League game until he proved healthy in workouts and Minor League exhibitions.

Scott Hairston, the club's primary center-field backup, replaced Torres in the field. If Torres misses significant time, the Mets could promote prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo. Fifth outfielder Mike Baxter also logged significant time in center field this spring.

Injuries limited Torres to 112 games last year, a down season that saw him hit .221 with a .312 on-base percentage and four home runs.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Andres Torres say he feels 100 percent

From a physical standpoint, Mets center fielder Andres Torres has no complaints, and feels fully recovered from the strained calf that scuttled his final two weeks of spring training.

“I feel great right now,” Torres said. “I feel 100 percent.”

From the standpoint of readiness, from his ability to actually contribute offensively when the season begins later this week, Torres feels more work must be done.

“I need more at-bats,” Torres said. “I’m kind of pulling everything.”

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Torres, Byrdak, Minor League Releases

Outfielder Andres Torres played center field in a Minor League game Saturday for the first time since straining his left calf 12 days ago. Torres is scheduled to make another Minor League appearance Sunday, with the Mets still hopeful that he will avoid a disabled list stint to start the season.

Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak walked a batter and allowed two runs in a Minor League game Saturday, his first live action since undergoing left knee surgery earlier this month. Byrdak is still hoping to be ready for Opening Day, though the Mets are preparing to carry Daniel Herrera on the roster if he is not.

The Mets on Saturday released Minor League infielder Justin Schafer and right-handed pitcher Michael Weldon.
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