Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Following their 8-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Mets optioned relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.
That clears a roster spot for Dillon Gee, who the team plans to activate from the disabled list on Wednesday and send to the mound against Atlanta.
The 26-year-old Germen has made 21 appearances for the Mets this season, last pitching on Sunday against the Rangers. In 26 1/3 innings, he has a 4.78 ERA, with 26 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Lutz to Japan, Rice demoted - Germen activated, Harvey will not pitch in Majors in 2014, Terry's Job Safe for Now
Zach Lutz is headed to Japan to play for the Rakuten Eagles, according to ESPNNewYork.com.
The 28-year-old third baseman was hitting .291 with seven homers and 37 RBIs in 227 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas this season.
He appeared in 22 games for the Mets in 2012 and '13, producing a combined .226 average and two RBIs in 31 at-bats.
Rice demoted, Germen activated
Scott Rice, who had a banner rookie season last year after spending 14 seasons in the minors, is headed back to Triple-A.
Rice was demoted to Las Vegas after Tuesday's 6-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving Josh Edgin and Dana Eveland as the left-handers in the bullpen.
Gonzalez Germen will be activated from the disabled list, where he had been since May 6 with a virus and abscess.
Rice was 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 32 relief appearances totaling 13 2/3 innings. That was perhaps a residual effect of last season's 73 appearances through Sept. 3, after which he required dual sports-hernia surgeries.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Harvey Back on Mound?, EY ready to start running, Wright/Murphy day off soon, Germen Rehab Starts
Harvey back on mound?
The Mets continue to plan for Matt Harvey to throw off a mound next Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
He underwent the elbow procedure on Oct. 22.
Harvey has suggested he wants to make five to seven major league starts this season, although Sandy Alderson has been more cautious in his pronouncements.
EY ready to start running
Eric Young Jr., out with a right hamstring strain, is expected to run outdoors Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 25.
E.Y. Jr. might have attempted that activity Monday, but sloppy weather at the Mets' complex kept him indoors, running on a submerged treadmill that limits the impact.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Once penciled in as the primary set-up man for Bobby Parnell, Vic Black instead was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That appears good news for Gonzalez Germen's chances of making the Opening Day roster.
Black, acquired Aug. 29 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the trade for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. He had a 5.79 ERA in 10 appearances.
The Mets also made if official, adding Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster Wednesday.
Valverde may serve as Bobby Parnell's primary set-up man. The bullpen also is expected to include Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice and John Lannan.
Valverde, 36, has a 3.00 ERA 0.889 WHIP in nine Grapefruit League innings.
Three days after Kyle Farnsworth was released by the Mets, the veteran reliever officially re-signed Wednesday on a minor-league deal.
Farnsworth's new deal, which saved the Mets a $100,000 retention bonus they were unwilling to pay, is believed to include an out in May if he is not promoted to the big-league club by then.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Mets News and Notes: Niese gets positive exam, Wright picks HR Derby Teammates, Germen up - Marcum DL?, Bochy leaning for Harvey to start ASG
Mets News and Notes:
Jonathon Niese had a favorable reexamination on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and has been cleared to go to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to begin the rehab process, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Niese had landed on the disabled list after a June 20 start with what the team labeled a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder.
NL Home Run Derby captain David Wright has selected Carlos Gonzalez, Bryce Harper and Michael Cuddyer to join him as teammates for the July 15 event at Citi Field.
Robinson Cano on the American League side selected Prince Fielder, Chris Davis and a yet-to-be-determined participant.
Wright said the rationale for his picks was straightforward: He picked the NL home run leader (Gonzalez), the leading vote-getter by a large margin by fans (Harper) and one choice for himself -- his childhood friend Cuddyer. Wright said all three accepted, so he never got further down on his list, despite other deserving candidates.
Gonzalez Germen is en route to San Francisco, the Mets announced, signaling Shaun Marcum appears headed to the disabled list.
Because Germen has not been in the minors 10 days, he can only return if a major league player lands on the DL.
Germen is not due to arrive until late in Monday's game at the earliest, so he will not be active for the series opener and Marcum will not be placed on the DL tonight.
Marcum was examined by a specialist in St. Louis on Monday because of tingling and numbness in his cold right hand. Assistant GM John Ricco said full details would not be disclosed until Tuesday.
Dillon Gee visited the same specialist, doctor Robert Thompson, last July at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Friday, July 05, 2013
The Mets have demoted right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen to complete Thursday's roster moves that included the promotions of Ike Davis and Greg Burke and Brandon Lyon getting designated for assignment.
Gonzalez went unused in his lone series with the ballclub.