Showing posts with label Collin Cowgill. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mets News: Mets Trade Collin Cowgill to Angels

Mets News:

Collin Cowgill, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets, has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson.

Johnson, 23, hit .308 (76-for-247) with two homers, 30 RBIs and 30 steals in 68 games with Class A Burlington in the Midwest League. He will join low-A Savannah. Johnson is not on the 40-man roster.

Johnson was selected in the 25th round in 2012 out of the Washington State University.

Cowgill, 27, hit .180 with two homers in 61 at-bats during his brief Mets career.

Johnson's Minor League Career:
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets Offered Cowgill to Angels?

Mets Rumors:

The Mets offered Collin Cowgill to the Angels in exchange for right-hander Matt Shoemaker but the Halos weren't interested, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports (Twitter link).

Cowgill was designated for assignment last week and the Mets are known to be exploring trades for the outfielder. Shoemaker, 26, has a 4.49 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and 4.89 K/BB ratio in 16 starts at Triple-A Salt Lake City this season.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese hits the DL, Zach Attack at Citi, Mets looking to trade Cowgill, d'Arnaud running in rehab pool

Mets News and Notes:

Leading off:  Jonathon Niese has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, although surgery is not immediately being recommended, assistant general manager John Ricco said.

The diagnosis came after Niese was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The southpaw landed on the disabled list Friday.

The Mets called up submariner Greg Burke to take Niese's roster spot.

Ricco said Niese will rest and undergo physical therapy for the next two weeks, after which he will have another MRI and revisit Altchek.

"Hopefully it will start healing itself and he won't need surgery," Ricco said. "But we'll know more after a couple of weeks of rest. According to the doctors, it's a small enough tear that with rest ... they're hopeful it won't need surgery. It's not 'full thickness' or a significant tear at this point."

Niese had been battling what the team labeled as shoulder tendinitis for several weeks, even missing a start while avoiding the disabled list. But Ricco said the partial rotator cuff tear is a new injury that did not appear on an MRI at that time.

With the Mets' rotation now back to five starters, there is more clarity about when Zack Wheeler will pitch.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets Trade for 2B/OF Eric Young Jr, Promote OF Andrew Brown, OF Collin Cowgill DFA'd, Atchison back to DL?

Mets News:
Mets add some speed in Young

The New York Mets traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for second baseman/outfielder Eric Young Jr. on Tuesday night in a swap of players who had been designated for assignment.

The Mets also promoted outfielder Andrew Brown and designated Collin Cowgill for assignment.

And they officially are sending Zack Wheeler back to Triple-A Las Vegas for the weekend. He will throw a bullpen session for Triple-A pitching coach Randy St. Claire, then meet up with the Mets in Chicago at the end of the weekend.

The Mets will have to subtract one more player from the major league roster by Wednesday's game. Terry Collins expected Scott Atchison, who suffered a right groin injury while throwing warm-up pitches Tuesday night, would land on the DL.

"The second warm-up pitch I felt a little tug in my groin," Atchison said. "I tried to throw another one and felt it pulling some more. Basically, I can't push off. It's on the right side. I couldn't go. It's frustrating, obviously. My arm felt great. I felt good. I hadn't had any signs of this."

Young, 28, will report to the Mets. He hit .242 with one homer and six RBIs and had eight steals in 165 at-bats with Colorado. The son of ex-major leaguer Eric Young, he is a product of Piscataway (N.J.) High. A speedster, his defense has regressed in the outfield.

McHugh will go to Double-A with the Rockies.

By designating Wheeler as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, the Mets now can send him out for a few days and carry another player in the interim, then bring Wheeler back for Tuesday's start against the Chicago White Sox. The Mets debated where to send Wheeler -- and also considered St. Lucie and Brooklyn -- but determined throwing a bullpen session for St. Claire with Vegas would be the best option.

Wheeler is only permitted to be with the team 24 hours before his Tuesday return.

Brown was hitting .346 with seven homers and 41 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He likely would have been up during earlier opportunities, but had just returned from an oblique injury with the 51s.

Cowgill was 2-for-9 during Tuesday's doubleheader, upping his major league average to .180 this season.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mets News: Wheeler debut, Murphy at 1B, d'Arnaud sheds boot, Cowgill backup OF, Core Players

Mets News:

Sandy Alderson  acknowledged Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut during the June 18 doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, 30 miles from his Dallas, Ga., hometown.

Collins indicated on Sunday that Matt Harvey would get the night game of that split doubleheader.

Daniel Murphy appears the primary candidate to play first base with Ike Davis at Las Vegas. That will allow the Mets to get at least a short-term look at Jordany Valdespin at second base. Josh Satin should also get limited time at first base. Alderson confirmed Lucas Duda moving from left field is a distant third in the way of options.

Murphy has started 150 major league games at first base.

Travis d'Arnaud, recovering from a broken left foot, has shed his boot. But d'Arnaud will not be allowed to run for two more weeks. Alderson implied d'Arnaud "certainly" would get a call-up for September, but did not strongly indicate he would reach the Mets before rosters expand.

Collin Cowgill, while getting a promotion, will not be a primary outfielder. The Mets would have liked to promote a lefty bat, but had none available at Triple-A. The Mets also were averse to promoting righty-hitting Andrew Brown because he just returned Friday from an oblique injury.

Writes columnist John Harper in the Daily News about Alderson’s analysis of his players:

Most noteworthy, Alderson said he doesn’t consider either Ruben Tejada or Lucas Duda to be “core’’ players around which to build. On the other hand he does think of Ike Davis that way -- of course, that’s assuming someone can eliminate all the herky-jerky hand movement in a swing that has now landed the first baseman in Triple-A Las Vegas.

So let’s see: that leaves Wright at third base, maybe Daniel Murphy at second, though Alderson wasn’t asked specifically about him as a core player. And for that matter, the GM indicated he’d like to see Murphy take over temporarily for Davis at first base so the Mets can evaluate whether Jordany Valdespin has a future at second base.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/31: Cowgill goes 3 for 3 in Vegas Win

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/31:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, RENO 0: D.J. Mitchell, Justin Hampson, Josh Edgin and David Aardsma combined on the shutout, despite allowing 10 hits and five walks. Jamie Hoffmann belted a grand slam and had five RBIs. Collin Cowgill had a solo homer while going 3-for-3 with a walk. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 7: B-Mets starter Logan Verrett surrendered a career-high eight runs on 11 hits, including a go-ahead grand slam by Adam Loewen in the sixth. Verrett (6-2) suffered in his first loss in his last five starts. Binghamton (31-24) had grabbed a 5-0 lead in the second against New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. Cory Vaughn singled and Darrell Ceciliani doubled. Blake Forsythe then produced a run-scoring infield single. Richard Lucas added a two-run double. Wilfredo Tovar also doubled. Josh Rodriguez capped the rally and extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an RBI double. Verrett faltered in the fourth, surrendering a pair of runs on four hits and a hit batsman. Clint Robinson got New Hampshire on the board with an RBI single and Sean Ochinko delivered a two-out RBI double. The Fisher Cats tagged Verrett with more two-out offense in the fifth. The righty surrendered a double to Brian Van Kirk and was taken deep to right by Ryan Schimpf, cutting Binghamton’s lead to one. New Hampshire delivered the knockout blow in the sixth on Loewen's slam, which gave the Fisher Cats an 8-5 lead and chased Verrett. Binghamton’s offense finally awoke in the ninth after six hitless innings. Forsythe blasted an RBI double and scored on a pair of groundouts to cut New Hampshire’s lead to one. Tyson Brummett then battled back to retire Daniel Muno and earn his second save. Ryan Fraser made his season debut with the B-Mets and posted two scoreless relief innings. Jack Leathersich struck out the side in a perfect eighth. The last nine outs recorded by Leathersich spanning three appearances have been strikeouts. Box


A - SAVANNAH 6, KANNAPOLIS 2: Maikis De La Cruz's two-run homer in the third opened the scoring. Julian Hilario earned the win in relief of Jake Kuebler with three scoreless innings. Kuebler went four innings in his second start since relocating from the bullpen. De La Cruz finished 3-for-5 and scored twice for the Gnats (32-22). Box

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/22: Wheeler earns win going 5 innings, Cowgill hits Grand Slam

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/22:
Cowgill hits grandslam

Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 9, IOWA 4: After missing a turn in the rotation and receiving a cortisone shot for inflammation in the AC joint in his right shoulder, Zack Wheeler earned a win in his return to Pacific Coast League action. Wheeler surrendered solo homers to Brian Bogusevic and Edwin Maysonet and was charged with three earned runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out two in five innings. He threw a conservative 67 pitches (43 strikes). Collin Cowgill's fourth-inning grand slam helped the 51s build an 8-2 lead. Ex-Yankee David Aardsma made his Las Vegas debut in the ninth, walking three but also striking out three in a scoreless frame. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a game-opening homer against Guillermo Moscoso. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored. The 51s returned pitching prospect Rafael Montero to Binghamton after the right-hander's spot start Tuesday. Box

Class AA - BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 3: Josh Rodriguez led Binghamton’s 11-hit attack with two run-scoring singles and a double. The Rock Cats sent seven men to the plate in the second inning against starter Erik Goeddel and plated two runs. The righty surrendered three hits, including an RBI single by Danny Santana, and issued a bases-loaded walk. New Britain starter Alex Meyer faltered in the fourth. After Allan Dykstra (nine-game hitting streak) started the inning with a walk, Binghamton loaded the bases on singles by Cory Vaughn and Darrell Ceciliani. Blake Forsythe put the B-Mets on the board with a sac fly. Richard Lucas followed by rolling a potential inning-ending double play to shortstop. Santana fielded it cleanly, but double-clutched and fired errantly to second. Vaughn scored, tying the game at 2. Wilfredo Tovar and Rodriguez then provided RBI singles.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Mets News: Collin Cowgill demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas

Mets News:

Collin Cowgill, who had a solid spring training and grand slam on Opening Day, has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for the promotion of fellow outfielder Andrew Brown.

Cowgill, 26, hit .157 (8-for-51) with two homers and eight RBIs with the Mets. All 10 of his starts came in center field. He had been hitless in his final 13 at-bats and also had a costly misplay Monday in Miami, when he broke backward on a ball that dropped in front of him and contributed to Bobby Parnell's blown save.

Cowgill was the first player in franchise history to hit a grand slam in his Mets debut.

He was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on Dec. 18 for minor league corner infielder Jefry Marte. Marte, 21, is hitting .267 with no homers and eight RBIs in 86 at-bats with Double-A Midland this season.

Brown, 28, hit .367 (36-for-98) with two homers and 27 RBIs in 25 games with the 51s. Brown had an active 11-game hitting streak and Pacific Coast League-leading 13 doubles.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Santana, Francisco, Duda, Tejada. Cowgill

Mets News and Notes:

Terry Collins said Johan Santana, who has been backed off mound work for the time being, looks stronger throwing on flat ground.

"I told him already today: He looked better today than he did five days ago," Collins said. "I think the long-toss program is making strides."

The Mets need to get Santana in a Grapefruit League game by March 10 or 11 in order to get him four spring-training starts and ready for Opening Day.

If Santana were to open the season on the disabled list, Jeremy Hefner and Collin McHugh would be the most serious considerations, with Zack Wheeler technically in the consideration set. Collins said he also likes Rafael Montero, but it's not practical because of a 40-man roster crunch (along with the fact Montero has not pitched above Class A). Montero is not on the 40-man roster.

Terry Collins said the Mets "right now" still have a script in place to get Frank Francisco ready for Opening Day.

Frank Francisco made 25 tosses, playing catch with Collins, at 60 feet on flat ground Monday. It marked Francisco's first time throwing since being shut down at the start of camp with elbow inflammation.

Collins said Francisco likely would advance to 70 feet on Wednesday.

"It's a step forward, for sure," Collins said. "The swelling has subsided. The discomfort has subsided. And so now we've got to take these gradual baby steps as we get closer to getting him back to where he needs to be. ... We have a thing in the organization where basically, before he can get on the mound, we'd like him to get to 150 feet. When he gets there, then we'll get him on the mound."

Francisco underwent surgery in December to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow.

"We've got five weeks," Collins said. "We've still got a lot of time."

Lucas Duda will be held out of Grapefruit League games for at least the next two days, Terry Collins said.

Collins and Duda said the left fielder's wrist, which was surgically repaired during the offseason, is fine.

The manager instead suggested that being cautious in limiting Duda's swings early in camp has resulted in Duda not getting enough repetitions yet in a cage to be ready for spring-training action.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mets need to get Scott Hairston Back!

The Mets pulled off a small move getting Collin Cowgill from the A's yesterday as they move to build the 2013 Mets Offense.. Cowgill's upside is he plays all three outfield positions and he hits lefties at a .298 clip.. The Mets are going to give Mr. Cowgill the go , but is that enough?

The Mets need to sign Scott Hairston or someone with similar righty pop that the Mets vs lefties lack that can make the difference... The Mets were 21-38 vs lefties and most of those wins were contributed by Hairston's ability to mash lefties..  Hairston hit .286, with 11 HR's and 30 RBI's

There have been reports that Scott Hairston wants to comeback to the Mets , but the Mets do not want to cave in and give a 2yr contract... With Jason Bay out of the picture this can give Hairston a better shot at better numbers..

He is probably the Mets best option out there to fit the Mets budget and needs at this time. Cody Ross would have to rank as the second outfielder that I would consider, but don't think he wants to be here.

Another option as a bench player I would not mind seeing in a Mets uniform and who might not cost much is OF/IF Alfredo Amezaga..Who is a free agent.. He is not a power hitting outfielder, but a fiesty, switch hitting, slap hitting utility player who can almost anywhere..

Hairston's Numbers:
2004 24 ARI NL 101 364 339 39 84 15 6 13 29 3 3 21 88 .248
2005 25 ARI NL 15 20 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100
2006 26 ARI NL 9 16 15 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .400
2007 27 TOT NL 107 294 263 37 64 18 2 11 36 2 0 26 55 .243
2007 27 ARI NL 76 199 176 21 39 13 1 3 16 2 0 19 37 .222
2007 27 SDP NL 31 95 87 16 25 5 1 8 20 0 0 7 18 .287
2008 28 SDP NL 112 362 326 42 81 18 3 17 31 3 1 28 84 .248
2009 29 TOT MLB 116 464 430 50 114 27 2 17 64 11 3 25 83 .265
2009 29 SDP NL 56 216 197 26 59 14 1 10 29 8 1 17 45 .299
2009 29 OAK AL 60 248 233 24 55 13 1 7 35 3 2 8 38 .236
2010 30 SDP NL 104 336 295 34 62 10 0 10 36 6 1 31 69 .210
2011 31 NYM NL 79 145 132 20 31 8 1 7 24 1 1 11 34 .235
2012 32 NYM NL 134 398 377 52 99 25 3 20 57 8 2 19 83 .263
9 Yrs 777 2399 2197 276 543 124 17 95 279 34 11 162 507 .247
162 Game Avg. 162 500 458 58 113 26 4 20 58 7 2 34 106 .247
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