Showing posts with label DJ Carrasco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DJ Carrasco. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mets Relief Pitcher DJ Carrasco Designated For Assignment

D.J. Carrasco was already on thin ice with the New York Mets after precipitating drama the night before with a hit by pitch that lead to his ejection.

When he gave up a two-run homer to Todd Frazier with his first pitch on Wednesday night, that might have been the last straw for one of the most struggling pitchers in a struggling bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment shortly after New York's 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

"It's pretty self-explanatory," Carrasco said. "I would have done the same thing if I were the general manager."

The Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Class AA Binghamton (N.Y.) to replace Carrasco

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Mets activate DJ Carrasco off the disabled list, Option Valdespin instead of Rottino

Miguel Batista was available out of the bullpen for the final time on Saturday as he prepares for his start on Tuesday.

As a result, the Mets brought in another reliever after their 4-3 win over the D-backs, activating D.J. Carrasco from the disabled list and optioning infielder Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrasco was the logical choice, given his contract status -- he is in the final season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal -- and recent run of success.

The right-hander fired two shutout innings for Triple-A Buffalo on Friday night, allowing just one run over a nine-inning rehab assignment split between Buffalo and Class A St. Lucie. He struck out five during that assignment and walked one.

Carrasco, who posted a 6.02 ERA in 42 appearances last season and spent a portion of the summer in the Minors, had been sidelined since mid-March with a sprained right ankle.

The Mets had debated Carrasco in favor of a second left-hander to complement Tim Byrdak in the bullpen. But given the lack of obvious options at Buffalo and Carrasco's strong form, they went the conventional route instead.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, RISP, Mets Bullpen ,Carrasco

Here are some Mets News and Notes:

Recent Mets:
New York has lost a season-high four straight games...This three-game home stand is the club’s shortest of the year...New York is 8-6 at home this season...New York was 34-47 at home last year.

Snake Meeting:
Last night was the 100th meeting between the Mets and Diamondbacks...The Mets are 50-50 all-time vs. Arizona...New York is 24-27 at home and 26-23 in the desert.

The opposition has scored first in five of New York’s last six games.

David Wright is second in the National League and third in the majors with a .395 batting average...Wright leads the majors with a .505 on-base percentage...He is tied for fourth in the majors with 19 walks and ninth with a .580 slugging percentage.

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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

D.J. Carrasco's gut feeling is the DL might be in order

The days are ticking past,  leaving D.J. Carrasco frustrated and pessimistic that he will break camp with the Mets.

"It's not looking that way," Carrasco said of his chances to be ready by Opening Day.

Though Carrasco threw off a mound on Friday for the third time since twisting his right ankle last week, he felt uncomfortable in defensive drills the previous day. Based upon that, Carrasco is wary of the team's plans to have him pitch in a Minor League game Sunday, though he has yet to discuss the matter with pitching coach Dan Warthen or trainer Ray Ramirez.

"Judging by that, I still can't field my position yet," Carrasco said. "You've got to be able to go 100 percent of everything, not just throwing."

To combat his injury, the right-hander has been using strips of electric blue medical tape, called Kinesio tape, to promote circulation in his ankle and reduce swelling.

If Carrasco is indeed unable to go on Opening Day, it would make Bobby Parnell and Miguel Batista the heavy favorites -- if they aren't already -- to claim the final two spots in New York's bullpen. Four bullpen jobs are already taken, with Garrett Olson leading a separate competition to replace Tim Byrdak as the left-handed specialist.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rumor Mill: D.J. Carrasco a candidate to be traded???

According to the NY Daily News, Bobby Parnell has emerged as a very strong front runner to earn a one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen, and the team sees the only true competition between relievers as Miguel Batista versus D.J. Carrasco —with Batista holding an advantage, and Carrasco a candidate to be traded, according to two Mets officials.

Parnell has one remaining minor league option, so the Mets could easily send him to Triple-A. But according to one of the officials, “Bobby would really have to mess up (during spring training) to not make it. He has big-league stuff.”

Carrasco is owed $1.2 million in 2012, in the second season of a two-year contract. The right-hander posted a 6.02 ERA last season, but the Mets, hoping that 2012 was an aberration, decided to bring him to camp this year.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Players that have cleared waivers and can be traded (barring a no-trade clause)

Here are some the players who cleared waivers. Once a player clears waivers, he can be traded to any team (barring a no-trade clause).

David DeJesus, Athletics - DeJesus has had a rough year but could at least be useful against right-handed pitching.

Hideki Matsui, Athletics - The Athletics have several waiver trade candidates, and Matsui's hot second half and low salary (owed less than $2MM the rest of the season) could make him a popular target.

Jason Bay, Mets - With Bay being owed at least $38.8MM through 2013, this was expected. It's only been 12 games, but Bay is at least having his first good month of 2011.

D.J. Carrasco, Mets - The Mets signed Carrasco to a two-year deal in December - their biggest acquisition of the offseason - but optioned him to Triple-A in April. He stayed there until mid-June.

Willie Harris, Mets - The versatile Harris has less than $200K left on his contract.

Angel Pagan, Mets - It's been a dismal year for Pagan, who may be in line for a non-tender after the season.

Chris Capuano, Mets - Capuano owns a 3.74 SIERA as of August 14th and earns only $1.5MM plus incentives, so it's hard to see why a few teams didn't place claims.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Make a deal: Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, DJ Carrasco, Willie Harris, and Angel Pagan clear waivers

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Jason Bay,  Chris Capuano,  D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and  Angel Pagan have cleared waivers, a source told

That does not mean any of the players will get traded. It merely mean they are eligible to be traded to any of the other 29 teams this month.

Bay is only in the second season of a four-year, $66 million deal, so going unclaimed makes sense. If a team would have put in a claim, the Mets could just have unloaded Bay's contract on the other team by letting the claim go through. Similarly, but with far less money at stake, Carrasco is in the first season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carrasco Called Up, Thayer sent down

The New York Mets recalled pitcher D.J. Carrasco from Triple-A Buffalo while optioning hurler Dale Thayer to the minors.

Carrasco had a 2-3 record with a 3.47 ERA in nine games with Buffalo. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Carrasco would serve primarily as the team's long reliever.

Carrasco, 34, is 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA in eight appearances with the Mets this season. He was demoted in late-April following a stretch of rough outings.

Thayer went 0-1 in four games with a 4.50 ERA.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New 2011 Mets Player Numbers

The Mets have added Player numbers to their roster. Some notables :  Beato (70), Buchholz (33), Capuano (38), Carrasco (77), Young (55), Paulino (9), Emaus (68), Chin-ling hu (25), Hairston (12) courtesy of

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mets off-season contracts signed so far....

Mets Contracts signed so far... Not Much

Right-hander D.J. Carrasco Service time: 4 years, 141 days
2011: $1.2 million
2012: $1.2 million
Bonuses: $50,000 for 65 relief appearances; $50,000 for 75 relief appearances; $50,000 for 15 games started.

Catcher Ronny Paulino Service time: 4 years, 112 days
2011: $1.35 million
Bonuses: $60,000 for 85 games started at catcher; $60,000 for 95 games started at catcher; $60,000 for 105 games started at catcher; $60,000 for 115 games started at catcher; $60,000 for 125 games started at catcher.

Right-hander Boof Bonser Service time: 4 years, 81 days
Minor league contract for $15,000 per month
Major league value: $700,000
Invitation to spring training.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Update: Mets agree to terms with DJ Carrasco

UPDATE: The Mets agreed to sign D.J. Carrasco to a two-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).

Original Post :

According to ESPN NY, the Mets, who need relief help, are having fruitful negotiations with D.J. Carrasco. The 33-year-old right-hander split last season between Pittsburgh and Arizona, going a combined 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in 63 relief appearances.

Aside from Francisco Rodriguez and Bobby Parnell, the Mets have few givens in their bullpen. The top other internal choices are Ryota Igarashi and Manny Acosta.

Carrasco by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
2003 KC 50 2 0 0 80.1 82 44 43 8 40 57 6 5 2 6 3 1.524.82
2004 KC 30 0 0 0 35.1 41 22 19 5 15 22 2 2 0 4 3 1.584.84
2005 KC 21 20 1 0 114.2 129 67 61 11 51 49 6 8 0 0 -- 1.574.79
2008 CWS 31 0 0 0 38.2 30 17 17 2 14 30 1 0 0 7 1 1.143.96
2009 CWS 49 1 0 0 93.1 103 42 39 5 29 62 5 1 0 0 1 1.413.76
2010 Pit 45 0 0 0 55.2 50 24 24 4 22 45 2 2 0 5 -- 1.293.88
2010 Ari 18 0 0 0 22.2 18 15 8 1 12 20 1 0 0 2 1 1.323.18
2010 -- 63 0 0 0 78.1 68 39 32 5 34 65 3 2 0 7 1 1.303.68
Total -- 244 23 1 0 440.2 453 231 211 36 183 285 23 18 2 24 -- 1.444.31

Monday, December 06, 2010

Mets Rumors and Notes Day 1 of the Winter Meetings

According to MLBTR:

The Mets are one of six to eight teams with some interest in D.J. Carrasco, according to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse (on Twitter).

The Mets are more serious about Young than Francis, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (on Twitter).

The Mets will listen on David Wright, Jose Reyes and Beltran, an official of a rival team tells's Jayson Stark (on Twitter). However, a team official tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork that it's highly unlikely that the Mets move one of those three players (Twitter link).

"There is definitely big interest out there" for Carlos Beltran, tweets Newsday's David Lennon.  Lennon feels that a healthy Beltran could fetch a nice haul in July.

The Mets met with Jeff Francis' agents at Frontline, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  As you know, the Mets are also looking at Chris Young.  But SI's Jon Heyman tweets that they appear to find Brandon Webb too risky.

Keep Jerry Hairston Jr. in mind as a possibility for the Mets, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
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