Pregame Notes: Chris Young, Farnsworth, Reid, Parnell
Outfielder Chris Young, who missed the opening day game with a right quadriceps strain, is expected to return to the Mets lineup Wednesday night against the Nationals.
The Mets made room for Kyle Farnsworth on the 40-man roster by outrighting right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid to Triple-A Las Vegas. Farnsworth was added to the roster to take the place of Bobby Parnell, who officially went on the disabled list Wednesday.
The Mets acquired Reid from the Pirates in a December waiver claim.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Mets have called up infielder Wilmer Flores and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed opening day, is expected to go on paternity leave on Wednesday.
Farnsworth will replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell has a partially torn MCL in elbow.
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.
Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results
Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg
Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here
David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post
No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here
Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and MLB.com.
The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN
Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.
Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here
Monday, March 24, 2014
Kyle Farnsworth, who was released by the Mets on Sunday, officially is due to be re-signed Tuesday. He is expected to open the season in the minors.
The move saved the Mets a $100,000 retention bonus, which they were unwilling to pay.
Farnsworth needs to wait 48 hours to re-sign. That will satisfy to the Players' Association that Farnsworth unsuccessfully looked for other opportunities and is not just allowing the Mets to circumvent that collective-bargaining-agreement mandated $100,000 bonus.
The Mets announced Sunday that Kyle Farnsworth has decided to exercise the out in his contract, the veteran reliever may be sticking around.
The sides are talking about Farnsworth remaining with the organization, presumably beginning the season in the minors and with an in-season contract out if he is not promoted by a specified date.
The Mets were unwilling to pay Farnsworth a $100,000 retention bonus to send him to the minors. But the Mets would be willing to bring Farnsworth back without that $100,000 obligation. So after Farnsworth has the opportunity to shop his services, which is mandated by the Players' Association, the Mets could re-sign him to a minor-league deal.
Farnsworth, 37, had a 5.63 ERA in seven Grapefruit League appearances. He allowed 10 hits, including two homers, and four walks while striking out four in eight innings.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Looking for an experienced presence in their bullpen, the Mets on Monday signed 15-year veteran Kyle Farnsworth to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The 37-year-old right-handed reliever pitched for the Rays and Pirates last season, appearing in 48 games. He had a 4.70 ERA over 38.1 innings. He struck out 28.
The Mets had been anxious to add a veteran in the bullpen, with Bobby Parnell, who is coming off neck surgery, the only proven reliever on the roster.
While the Mets are reportedly still looking for a high-end, late-inning arm, Farnsworth, 37, at least offers some experience with closing.
The ex-Yankee bust has saved 54 games in his career, including a career-high 25 for the Rays in 2011. But he has just four saves over the last two seasons.