Showing posts with label Mets News. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mets News: Mets Trade Ike Davis to Pirates for RHP Zack Thornton and player to be named later

Mets News:

Video: SNY

The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, in exchange for right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

The deal was announced just minutes prior to the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves.

Davis was made available to reporters outside the Mets clubhouse as the game got underway.

"Honestly, it's a little weird," Davis said. "I've been with the Mets organization for a long time, and made some really good friendships and stuff like that. That's the toughest part, I think.

"I really had a blast in New York. I made my dreams come true, childhood dreams come true, playing in the big leagues here. But it's just a stepping-stone. It happens to a lot of people, getting traded. Now [I'll] go help my team in Pittsburgh."

Thornton, 25, was pitching for the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. He will report to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.

The Mets filled Davis' spot on the 25-man major league roster with outfielder Chris Young, who was on the disabled list.

"We're very happy with the trade," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "We're happy for Ike, in the sense that he'll get another opportunity elsewhere. It's a situation that we needed to resolve here, and we're happy with the return."

A source close to the situation said, “He needed a fresh start. It was an awful situation with him knowing they didn’t want him. He feels like a huge weight has lifted off him.”

Ike Davis Career Stats:
2010 23 NYM 147 523 73 138 33 1 19 71 3 2 72 138 .264 .351
2011 24 NYM 36 129 20 39 8 1 7 25 0 0 17 31 .302 .383
2012 25 NYM 156 519 66 118 26 0 32 90 0 2 61 141 .227 .308
2013 26 NYM 103 317 37 65 14 0 9 33 4 0 57 101 .205 .326
2014 27 NYM 12 24 4 5 1 0 1 5 0 0 6 4 .208 .367
5 Yrs 454 1512 200 365 82 2 68 224 7 4 213 415 .241 .334
162 Game Avg. 162 540 71 130 29 1 24 80 2 1 76 148 .241 .334
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2014.

Zack Thornton Career Minor League Stats:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mets News: Mets will send scouts to watch Hanrahan's Showcase on Thursday

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN,  Mets personnel will be in attendance when free-agent closer Joel Hanrahan has a showcase for interested teams Thursday.

Hanrahan, 32, is removed 11 months from Tommy John surgery. He made nine appearances last season with the Boston Red Sox before undergoing the May 16, 2013 elbow procedure.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mets News: Mets Bring Up Dice-K, Outright John Lannan to AAA

Mets News:

The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.

Matsuzaka's contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.

Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year and 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las Vegas this year.

Lannan, a 32-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 15.25 ERA in five relief appearances for the Mets this year. He has the choice to refuse the outright assignment and elect to become a free agent.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mets News: Juan Lagares to DL, Nieuwenhuis recalled

Mets News:

The Mets have officially put OF Juan Lagares on the 15 day DL with a strained hamstring and have recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Lagares was leading the Mets in Avg (.314), second in OBP (.345), second Slugging PCT (.471).

Chris Young is expected to come off the DL on Friday, so if Granderson is not ready to play on Tuesday, that leaves the Mets with Eric Young, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown, and of course Lucas Duda for emergency use.

Terry Collins might have to use both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda in the lineup

Mets News: Injuries to Granderson, Lagares might force Mets to bring up Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Mets News:

Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares departed Monday's 7-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in consecutive innings with injuries.

Lagares suffered a pulled right hamstring running to first base on a fielder's choice grounder in the seventh inning and is a disabled list candidate.

Granderson departed an inning earlier with bruises to his left forearm, rib cage and knee. X-rays of all three body parts were negative, although Granderson struggled to put on his shoes after the game.

Manager Terry Collins said the Mets would bring a Triple-A Las Vegas player to Phoenix, to be activated assuming Lagares lands on the DL after he is re-evaluated Tuesday.

That is expected to be outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is hitting .310 with two homers and eight RBIs in 42 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mets News: Chris Young gets AB's in minor league action

Mets News:

Outfielder Chris Young, who was put on the disabled list with a strained quad participated in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie. He went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a sac fly.

Young, if all goes right and has no setbacks should make his way to Vegas-AAA by this weekend.

Young is eligible to return from the DL next Friday, when the Mets open a 10-game homestand with a series against the Atlanta Braves.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mets News: ESPN Rubin: Lucas Duda Audition is Over

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, The Lucas Duda Audition is over.... For the time being?

Terry Collins told ESPN that Ike Davis will start Thursday's series finale against the Atlanta Braves. Duda is 2-for-13 since a two-homer game last Friday.

The Mets face left-handed pitchers on Friday and Sunday against the Angels (Tyler Skaggs and C.J. Wilson), so that may end up being an opportunity for Josh Satin to start.

Overall Duda is hitting .182 with two homers and four RBIs through 22 at-bats this season.

Meanwhile, Davis is hitting .400 with one homer and four RBIs in only 10 at-bats.

Mets News: John Lannan could be sent down with his consent

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, "Since John Lannan already has more than five years of MLB service. And that normally would mean Lannan cannot be sent to the minors without his consent. But before Lannan was added to the Opening Day roster, the Mets had  Lannan sign an "advance consent" waiver. That means Lannan preauthorized the Mets to send him to the minors at any point during the first 45 days of the season -- which also would negate receiving his full $1.5 million big-league salary, which otherwise would have been guaranteed."

He may be seeing the minor league pastures soon as his relief woes Adam Rubin describes it..

Lannan has been converted to relief for the first time in his career this season, has struggled in the role.

Lannan now has allowed four runs, four hits and a walk while recording only three outs this season. He allowed a Freddie Freeman single Wednesday Night in the 4-3 Loss, It was his only batter he faced... His ERA is now 36.00

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Mets News: Frank Viola out of hospital

Mets News:

According to ESPN, Former Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday, six days after undergoing open-heart surgery.

Viola, 53, had a heart issue detected during his spring-training physical with the New York Mets. He had been slated to serve as Triple-A Las Vegas pitching coach.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently said that Viola still hoped to serve in that role later this season, although doctors first would need to sign off.

Tom Signore is filling in as Las Vegas pitching coach.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mets News: Reliever Vic Black to DL

Mets News:

Reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed to be minor.

He resumed throwing Sunday with no ill effects and should be activated from the DL later this week.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Mets News: Bobby Parnell decides to have Tommy John surgery, done for season

Mets News:

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Team doctor David Atlchek is scheduled to perform the procedure Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Parnell was diagnosed Tuesday with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow, a day after suffering a blown save in the season opener.

General manager Sandy Alderson indicated at the time that the tear was in a thick part of the ligament. Alderson added that Parnell first intended to rest for two weeks and then attempt a throwing program that might last for another month to determine the need for surgery.

However, Parnell ultimately decided to have the surgery without first attempting the rehab. He reasoned that Tommy John surgery requires a 10-to-14-month recovery time, and he wanted to avoid impacting his availability for 2015.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News: Mets going to play Duda at 1B against Reds and Beyond?

Mets News: Mets going to play Duda at 1B against Reds and Beyond?

According to ESPN's team insiders, The Mets plan to use Lucas Duda at First base during the Cincinnati Reds Series and possibly beyond that.

The Mets do not face any left-handers against the Cincinnati Reds or Atlanta Braves the next two series, so it is an opportune time, since Josh Satin would not be used anyway.

The Mets will have the DH after that in Anaheim. You can assume they play both Duda and Ike Davis in the lineup with Duda DH'ing...

Duda told ESPN he had not been informed of any such decision.

Duda started his first game of the season in Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals and went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is 0-for-6 with a walk and three strikeouts for the season, having appeared in all three games.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mets News: Mets place OF Chris Young on DL, Flores staying up till Niese Activation

Mets News:

The Mets have placed OF Chris Young on the 15 day DL. Wilmer Flores is expected to stay up until Jon Niese is available to come off the DL on Sunday. Andrew Brown is expected to stay on the roster, who is filling Niese's spot.

Young, who missed the Mets' opening day game because of a right quadriceps strain, couldn't make it through the first inning of Game 2 and was replaced by Andrew Brown.

Young, a free-agent signing last winter, suffered the injury over the weekend in the final spring training games in Montreal.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese getting ready for Sunday's Start against Reds

Mets News:

Mets Starter Jon Niese is getting tuned up and appears ready to return from the disabled list Sunday to face the Cincinnati Reds.

Niese logged 4 2/3 innings and tossed 76 pitches in a minor-league intrasquad game Tuesday night in Port St. Lucie, allowing two earned runs, five hits and walking one, while striking out four.

This is Niese's second time pitching on the mound against minor-league competition since receiving a cortisone injection in his pitching elbow.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets have called up INF Wilmer Flores and RHP Kyle Farnsworth

Mets News:

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.

Mets News: Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in elbow, might need surgery

Mets News:

In a shocking development, New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need surgery, the team announced Tuesday.

The Mets said Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow and will rest for approximately two weeks before undergoing further evaluation, when the determination will be made whether he will have surgery.

The injury means 36-year-old Jose Valverde is likely to take over as closer in an already thin bullpen.

Parnell complained of tightness in his right forearm after Monday's season-opening loss to the Washington Nationals. The Mets said he was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, had an MRI and was diagnosed with a partial tear of the right medial collateral ligament.

Mets News: Mets sign Bobby Abreu to minor league contract

Mets News:

The New York Mets have officially signed  OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract. Abreu 40, was released from the Phillies. He will report to Triple-A Vegas.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mets News: 2014 Official Mets Roster

Mets News: 

Here is the 2014 Official Mets Roster:

Starting Rotation
Dillon Gee - RHP
Bartolo Colon - RHP
Zack Wheeler - RHP
Jenrry Mejia - RHP
Jon Niese ( 15 DL) - LHP - Expected back April 6th
Matt Harvey (60 DL)- RHP

Bobby Parnell (closer)- RHP
Jose Valverde (setup) - RHP
Jeurys Familia - RHP
Gonzalez Germen -RHP
Carlos Torres - RHP
Scott Rice - LHP
John Lannan - LHP

Travis d’Arnaud - RH
Anthony Recker - RH

Ike Davis - LH
Lucas Duda - LH
Josh Satin - RH
Daniel Murphy - LH
Ruben Tejada - RH
Omar Quintanilla - LH
David Wright - RH

Curtis Granderson - LH
Chris Young - RH
Eric Young Jr. - SH
Juan Lagares - RH
Andrew Brown - RH

Mets News: Pitching Probables for Opening Series at Citi Field

Mets News: Pitching Probables for Opening Series at Citi Field

Monday 3/31: Dillon Gee vs. Nats

Wednesday 4/2: Bartolo Colon vs. Nats

Thursday 4/3: Zack Wheeler vs. Nats

Friday 4/4: Jenrry Mejia vs. Reds*

Saturday 4/5: Dillon Gee vs. Reds

Sunday 4/6: Jon Niese vs. Reds**

*Mejia Made Team but could have setbacks (forearm) - Daisuke Matsuzaka Could Start here
**Jon Niese scheduled to come off DL that day, barring any setback John Lannan might get spot start.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mets News: Mejia makes the rotation, Dice-K will open in Triple-A - Maybe??

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia makes the roster and the fifth spot in the rotation, despite reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka was going to make it all along.

Dice-K will open the season with Vegas Triple-A, but there is a chance that he could still be used at the major league level without even going down.

Despite the demotion, four scenarios exist in which Matsuzaka can pitch in the majors very soon:

1) Mejia, who has a forearm bruise after being struck with a line drive Friday, is unable to make the Game 4 start and needs to be placed on the disabled list.

2) Jon Niese, who is slated to return from the disabled list April 6 to face the Cincinnati Reds, is unable to make that start.

3) The Mets navigate the Mejia and Niese injuries OK and Matsuzaka replaces Mejia after one turn through the rotation. (Officially, Alderson says the intention is to keep Mejia in the rotation beyond one start.)

4) A rainout on Opening Day means Dillon Gee’s start is pushed to Tuesday and he cannot come back as planned on Saturday, requiring Matsuzaka to step in since Niese is not eligible to return from the DL until the following day.

Matsuzaka had five scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking none, against the Jays on Saturday. Matsuzaka ended exhibition play with a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings.

Mejia had a  2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings of work this spring...
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