Showing posts with label Garrett Olson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garrett Olson. Show all posts

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Santana, Wilpon, Olson, Wheeler


Mets News and Notes:

Johan Santana insisted his right ankle and pitching shoulder were healthy after he only recorded four outs, matching his shortest career start, which happened to be in Atlanta in April.  The Braves beat the Mets, 9-3, Saturday at Citi Field. The Mets (54-60) dropped a season-worst six games under .500. Santana was charged with eight runs, two shy of his career high.

He assigned his control woes to having not faced major league hitters since July 20. He is now 3-6 with a 7.98 ERA in nine starts since tossing the historic June 1 no-hitter. He has allowed six or more runs in four straight starts, matching Al Leiter (1999) and Pedro Astacio (2002) for the longest such streak in franchise history. It also matches Atlanta's Mike Minor for the longest such streak in the majors this season.

The only pitchers in Mets history to allow at least eight runs and eight hits while retiring four batters or fewer in a game? Calvin Schiraldi (in relief on June 11, 1985 at Philadelphia) and Santana, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

“He had trouble with his changeup tonight early, and we got into some counts and got some pitches in the middle of the plate to hit," Chipper Jones said. "We bled a few in, but it was not typical Johan.”

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Byrdak, Olson, Nieuwenhuis, Tejada, Reyes, Hefner


Mets News and Notes:

Reliever Tim Byrdak has an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder. That's a career-threatening diagnosis since Byrdak is 38 years old. Johan Santana and Chris Young both had anterior capsule tears, and required surgeries that cost significant time. The Mets did not announce a firm surgery decision for the lefty reliever, who is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA and National League-high 56 appearances.

The Mets have promoted Garrett Olson to pair with Josh Edgin as a left-hander in the bullpen, although the team has not announced the corresponding roster move. The most likely casualty is rookie Elvin Ramirez. Olson had split duty between starting and relieving with Buffalo, and is not a true lefty specialist. In fact, lefties are hitting .270 and righties are hitting .272 against him this season in Triple-A. Byrdak already had landed on the disabled list with the shoulder discomfort when Frank Francisco was activated in San Diego. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mets resolve position battles, optioned six players


According to the NY Times, Infielder Jordany Valdespin was optioned to the minor leagues with five other players - LHP Garrett Olson, outfielders Adam Loewen and Matt den Dekker, and catchers Lucas May and Rob Johnson — were reassigned to minor league camp.

The moves helped resolve a number of positional battles as well.

Manager Terry Collins said outfielder Mike Baxter would be the Mets’ left-handed bat off the bench, assuming no one is added from outside their current camp. Collins also said Mike Nickeas would be the backup catcher.

Finally, the Mets are watching reliever Tim Byrdak closely to see whether he can recover from surgery on his right knee to be ready for opening day. If not, of the two left-handed relievers remaining in camp, Daniel Herrera would be the likely candidate to fill in over Josh Edgin.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mets add some depth , sign one catcher, two pitchers to minor league contracts


The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to

minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh.



Olson began last season with the Pirates. He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games. The 28-year-old also has pitched for Baltimore and Seattle and is 14-22 lifetime.

May, 27, was in Triple-A for Kansas City and Arizona. He hit a combined .238 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. Olson and May were invited to spring training.

Hefner, 25, was 9-7 with a 4.98 ERA in Triple-A for San Diego. The Pirates claimed him from the Padres on Nov. 18. He was drafted by the Mets in 2004 and 2005.
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