Showing posts with label Manny Acosta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manny Acosta. Show all posts

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Mets Pelfrey, Torres, Acosta have been non-tendered

Mike Pelfrey, the Mets ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has been non-tendered by the New York Mets and expects to pitch elsewhere next season.

Pelfrey made three starts this past season before undergoing May 1 Tommy John surgery. He already has thrown a 105-pitch session this week at his alma mater, Wichita State, including 60 pitches to hitters, and expects to easily be ready for next season.

Pelfrey made $5.6875 million in 2012. He had been eligible for arbitration for a final time this offseason.

Center fielder Andres Torres ($2.7 million salary in 2012) and right-hander Manny Acosta ($875,000) also have been non-tendered tonight. Torres arrived last offseason with reliever Ramon Ramirez from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Angel Pagan in an ill-fated swap.

Arbitration-eligible players who are tendered contracts by the midnight deadline must receive at least 80 percent of their previous year’s salaries, and rarely receive any reduction. By cutting Pelfrey loose, the Mets are free to sign him for any amount.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Trading Ike, Triple A Vegas, No Scoring, Knuckleball Day, World Baseball Classic, Adding Seats at Citi, Hefner, McHugh, Familia, Brewer

Going, Going, Gone?
Mets News and Notes:

The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this winter, which would open first base for Lucas Duda and potentially address other areas of need, a baseball source told

Mike Puma in the Post also weighs in on the Davis vs. Duda debate, writing:
The 25-year-old Davis said he would like to stay in the organization that selected him No. 1 (18th overall) in the 2008 draft. But he said he won’t be bitter if he’s dealt. “If they trade me, they trade me -- I can’t do anything about it,” Davis said. “I have to do my job where I am at.” Does Davis consider himself a cornerstone-type player? “I think I can help teams win baseball games,” Davis said. “That is all I want to do.”

After the Buffalo Bisons showed no interest in renewing their four-year-old affiliation agreement, the Mets signed a two-year deal (the shortest available) with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Terry Collins, who managed in that league for five years, acknowledged the altitude and dryness of the West Coast ballparks present challenges to pitchers and inflate batters' statistics. But pitchers can still thrive, the manager added.

Top prospect Zack Wheeler, who likely is ticketed for Triple-A to open next season, tweeted after the news became official that he is familiar with those types of conditions because he played with San Jose in the California League while in Class A with the San Francisco Giants.

R.A. Dickey had no margin for error in Monday's loss. The Mets have now scored three or fewer runs in a franchise-record 14 straight home games. They are 4-22 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Hairston, Torres, Francisco, Baxter, Edgin, Acosta, Mejia, Wheeler

Mets News and Notes:

Scott Hairston remains a Met as the trade deadline approaches at 4 p.m. ET today. And Terry Collins expects the same roster tonight, for Game 2 of the series against the Giants.

Andres Torres was greeted warmly by Giants fans, then was forced to leave Monday's game in the eighth inning because he was unable to swing from the left side of the plate due to a right thumb injury suffered three innings earlier. Ex-Met Angel Pagan suffered a hand injury too, although Pagan's apparently was self-inflicted in frustration.

Frank Francisco's rehab assignment for a strained left oblique will resume with scheduled outings Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Binghamton. Johan Santana is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Mike Baxter had a pinch-hit single in the 10th in his return from a separated shoulder. Baxter should be in the starting lineup tonight against Lincecum.

Josh Edgin picked up his first major league win and Manny Acosta ended up with the save despite issuing two walks and surrendering a run in the 10th.

Jenrry Mejia went three innings and tossed 57 pitches in return to a starting role with Triple-A Buffalo.

Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut is expected to occur Sunday, after one final start for Binghamton tonight.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Roster Moves: Acosta, Beato, Harvey, Duda?

In a late-night maneuver, the Mets announced Manny Acosta will join the Mets and Pedro Beato will go down to Buffalo AAA.

But that means the Mets still need to clear room for Harvey's activation Tuesday. There have been strong indications Lucas Duda could be that casualty.

Acosta tossed two scoreless innings Monday night for Buffalo against Charlotte. In seven weeks in Triple-A, he had a 2.28 ERA in 17 appearances spanning 28 innings.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Roster Moves: Quintanilla, Schwinden, Turner, Acosta

The Mets will promote Omar Quintanilla and Chris Schwinden for Tuesday's game, with Quintanilla -- a former Rockie and Ranger -- expected to start at shortstop.

To clear roster room, the Mets are expected to designate Acosta (11.86 ERA) for assignment and place Turner on the disabled list.

Quintanilla fouled a ball off a foot Sunday, but played Monday for Triple-A Buffalo without issue. He was hitting .282 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 156 at-bats with the Bisons.

Schwinden tossed 99 pitches for Buffalo on Sunday, but presumably would be asked to step in if Hefner has a short outing today in his second major league start.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mets avoid arbitration with Mike Pelfrey and Other Players

The Mets avoided arbitration with Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Pelfrey has signed for $5.68M, an increase from $3.925M.

Pelfrey can earn a bonus of $35,000 to $42,500 for 195, 200, 205, 210 and 215 innings pitched and can become a free agent after the 2013 season.

The big right-hander struggled in 2011, going 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA. This coming after a 15-win season in 2010. While Pelfrey has a career 4.40 ERA, he has gone at least 184 innings the last four seasons.

Note: Mets have avoided Arbitration with Ramon Ramirez, Andres Torres, and Manny Acosta as well.


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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 141 - Mets at Marlins - Dickey, Acosta enough for win

Sun Life Stadium (Miami, Fla.)

N.Y. Mets «100000000152
W: R. Dickey (8-11) L: B. Hand (1-6)
S: M. Acosta (1)
HR: NYM - None   FLA - None

Lucas Duda's first-inning RBI double backed seven scoreless frames from R.A. Dickey, as the Mets grabbed a 1-0 win over the Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Dickey (8-11) scattered four hits and three walks while fanning three to earn his third consecutive victory.

Manny Acosta hit Mike Stanton with two down in the ninth, but grounded out Greg Dobbs to record his first save of the season. The Mets have won 10 of their last 13 games.

Brad Hand (1-6) was the hard-luck loser, allowing one run on three hits and four walks over six innings.

The Marlins stranded eight and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Jose Reyes began the game with a single and, two batters later, Duda slapped a double into the left field corner. Reyes' trip from first to home was facilitated by Logan Morrison, who slipped in pursuit of the ball.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Pagan, Acosta

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Angel Pagan, who left Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with spasms and tightness in the middle of his back, hopes to return to the lineup Friday in Arizona -- provided he comes through the long flight to Phoenix OK. Pagan said he took a muscle-relaxing pill Wednesday night and only feels the back issue "a little bit" now.

Pagan told manager Terry Collins that he is available off the bench for Thursday's matinee series finale against the San Diego Padres.

"Much better than yesterday," Pagan said. "They gave me some muscle relaxer that helped a lot. He just wanted me to get some treatment because we've got a long flight to Arizona. I should be ready tomorrow -- and today if they need me later in the game."

In other news , Manny Acosta said the line drive that struck him in the right hand and cost him part of the nail on the pinkie did not result in a fracture. Acosta had an X-ray on Wednesday night.

Acosta was soaking the tip of the pinkie pregame Thursday to avoid infection.

Terry Collins said Acosta would have to be available for the series finale against the Padres because Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato likely were too taxed recently to pitch. "We'll have to take a little blood on the ball," Collins joked about Acosta's missing fingernail.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Mets Promote Acosta, O'Connor sent down to Buffalo

The New York Mets have promoted right-handed reliever Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Mets selected his contract and he was to be available for Friday night's game against Atlanta.

The 30-year-old Acosta was 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA in 20 games at Buffalo. Last year with the Mets, he was 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 41 games.

Left-handed reliever Mike O'Connor was optioned by the Mets to Triple-A after Thursday's game. The Mets also transferred righty Chris Young to the 60-Day disabled list.
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