Showing posts with label Mike Baxter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike Baxter. Show all posts

Monday, June 04, 2012

Mets getting Healthy: Pitchers Chris Young, Miguel Batista Expected Back Tuesday, Tejada Not Far Behind

Mets announced that RHP Chris Young, who’s been rehabbing from shoulder surgery, will be called up to start on Tuesday.

Miguel Batista will be activated from the DL on the same day to piggyback Young, who will likely be on a limited pitch count.

This will give Johan Santana a extra day off after his 134 pitch No-Hitter.

Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) will begin a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Buffalo. Wally Backman indicated Tejada is scripted for five innings apiece Monday and Tuesday, seven innings Wednesday and a full game Thursday with the Bisons. Collins expects Tejada to be activated from the DL for Friday's game in the Bronx.

Other Notes:
Mike Baxter, who had the no-hitter-saving catch for Santana, officially landed on the DL with a displaced collarbone and fractured rib cartilage Sunday.

The Mets promoted corner infielder Josh Satin from Buffalo. The Mets also brought left-hander Robert Carson to New York, but Ramon Ramirez -- who injured a hamstring en route to the Santana postgame celebration -- remains active at least until a doctor's exam today.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Mets Mike Baxter and Ramon Ramirez go on the DL

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history on Friday night, but it came at a price.

Left-fielder Mike Baxter suffered a displaced right collarbone next to his sternum and fractured rib cartilage after colliding with the wall while making a spectacular catch in the seventh inning, and is expected to miss up to six weeks, according to manager Terry Collins.

Right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez also suffered a strained right hamstring while running out of the bullpen to celebrate Santana’s accomplishment and is headed to the disabled list as well, Collins said.

No corresponding roster moves were announced.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here are some Mets News and Notes:

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have won two of their last three games after losing six of their previous nine contests...New York is 11-12 on the road this year, including 2-3 on this road trip.

HOMESTAND: Following the completion today’s game, the Mets return to Citi Field for their longest homestand of the year (11 games) starting tomorrow as the Padres, Phillies and Cardinals visit New York.

TWO OR FEWER RUNS: The Mets improved to 9-5 in one-run games with last night’s 3-2 win, including 3-3 on the road in such games... Overall, the Mets are 14-6 in games decided by two or fewer runs this season...The .700 winning percentage in these games is second in the majors...Baltimore is first (.762, 16-5).

R.A. DICKEY: Earned his sixth win of the year last night to tie for the major league lead...It’s the earliest he’s reached six wins in his Career...Dickey did not post his sixth win of the year until August 29
last year...He struck out a career-high 11 batters and did not walk a batter...The 11 strikeouts equal the most by a Mets pitcher this season...Johan Santana had 11 strikeouts on April 24 vs. Miami ...Eight of his nine starts this year have been quality starts...The Mets are 7-2 in Dickey’s nine starts this year.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Davis, Baxter, Torres, Saturdays, Mets History

Mets News and Notes:

D.WRIGHT: David Wright leads the NL and is second in the majors with a .387 batting average...Wright leads the majors with a .480 on-base percentage...He is tied for fourth in the NL with 20 walks and is 11th in the NL with a .566 slugging percentage...He has reached base safely in 27 of his 29 games...Wright has 41 hits in 29 games...He leads the NL with a .459 road batting average.

IKE DAVIS: For the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, Ike Davis has hit home runs in consecutive games ...Davis hit a solo home run last night and a three-run shot on Wednesday at Philadelphia...Davis leads the team with five home runs...Davis hit a home run in two straight games earlier this
season (April 15-16)...Davis went deep in a career-best three straight games from April 21-23, 2011 (vs. Houston and two games vs. Arizona).

DAVIS ON THE ROAD: Ike Davis is 3-7 (.429) with four runs scored, one double and two home runs over his last two contests ...Davis is batting .283 (17-60) with five home runs and 11 RBI on the road this year.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baxter, Nickeas, and Herrera are clear cut front-runners for roster spots

Herrera Smells Roster Spot
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Lefty-hitting backup outfielder Mike Baxter, catcher Mike Nickeas and left-hander Daniel Herrera are clear-cut front-runners for Opening Day roster spots.

Terry Collins offered insight into prospect Josh Edgin not being selected to serve as Tim Byrdak's replacement when the manager indicated Tuesday it would be a stretch to ask Edgin to make the jump from Class A to the majors, especially since Byrdak's absence may only be the first four games of the season.

Left-hander Garrett Olson appeared the primary option in place of Byrdak, but it now appears Herrera is the likely person to claim the spot -- primarily because Byrdak's absence should be so short. Whomever is selected is likely only on the roster for four games and then would need to be exposed to waivers and outrighted, where the organization would risk losing the player. Olson instead is expected to open the season in Triple-A Buffalo's rotation.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mike Baxter's versatility might land him a roster spot on Mets

Mike Baxter wanted to show his versatility, so he gave the Mets Staff a little scouting report on himself. And center field wasn't at the top of his list.

"I wanted to give them a detailed analysis of what I'd done in the past," Baxter said. "It was right field, then first base, then left field, then center, in order of games played."

Now that injuries to Andres Torres and Scott Hairston have the Mets scrambling to sort out center field options, though, he wants to make sure he wasn't misunderstood.

"I feel good in the outfield. I feel good in center field," he said. "I take reps there. I work hard there. I'm glad I'm having an opportunity to play there, because in the past I've been behind other players. Even if it's just limited time in Spring Training, it's exciting to get a chance to play center, and I think it's important for my style of game to be able to play there."

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mets sign Mike Baxter to a minor League Contract

Four days after he was bounced from the Mets major-league roster, Mike Baxter agreed to a minor-league deal to remain with the club. Baxter, a 27-year-old outfielder from Whitestone, received an invitation to major-league camp.

The Mets claimed Baxter off waivers from the San Diego Padres last summer. He managed a .791 on-base plus slugging percentage during a brief call-up.

Baxter was non-tendered on Monday evening to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch. The team is still juggling pieces on its roster, as it needs to also add reliever Frank Francisco to the roster. Plus, they still have interest in finding a backup shortstop, keeping in contact with the agents for veterans Ronny Cedeno and Jack Wilson.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mets move on without Ronny Paulino and Mike Baxter

Last night I posted that the Mets were weighing their last minute options on Ronny Paulino, it seems they came up with the answer...

The Mets non tendered Paulino and Queens Native OF Mike Baxter.

The team did offer arbitration to starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, outfielder Andres Torres and relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta.

In non-tendering Paulino, the Mets shed his $1.3 million salary (plus a small potential raise through arbitration), allowing them perhaps to expand their budget for pitching and bench upgrades. Without Paulino, the team will almost certainly proceed with Josh Thole and defensive expert Mike Nickeas as its Opening Day catchers; given this year's thin catching market, it is unlikely that the Mets would cut Paulino, then turn around and sign another free agent for similar money.

Monday, September 05, 2011

RHP Chris Schwinden's Major League debut is expected to come Thursday against Braves

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Right-hander Chris Schwinden's major league debut is expected to come Thursday in one game of a makeup doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, according to a team insider.

Assistant GM John Ricco confirmed Schwinden as well as first baseman Valentino Pascucci and outfielder Mike Baxter will be promoted now that Triple-A Buffalo has completed its season.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Mike Baxter Minor League Stats

Here are Mike Baxter's Stats:

Year Age Tm Lev Aff G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2005 20 Fort Wayne A SDP 45 183 11 40 12 1 1 17 4 1 12 29 .219
2006 21 Fort Wayne A SDP 117 476 67 122 28 7 3 40 13 5 31 66 .256
2007 22 2 Teams A+-AAA SDP 121 446 75 121 23 7 7 51 13 6 45 83 .271
2007 22 Lake Elsinore A+ SDP 111 417 74 115 21 6 7 44 12 6 44 75 .276
2007 22 Portland AAA SDP 10 29 1 6 2 1 0 7 1 0 1 8 .207
2008 23 2 Teams AA-A+ SDP 124 416 54 110 22 5 9 65 5 2 49 53 .264
2008 23 Lake Elsinore A+ SDP 24 92 13 22 4 1 1 17 3 0 10 12 .239
2008 23 San Antonio AA SDP 100 324 41 88 18 4 8 48 2 2 39 41 .272
2009 24 2 Teams AAA-AA SDP 133 505 76 160 40 5 9 79 14 7 61 95 .317
2009 24 San Antonio AA SDP 51 202 38 76 23 1 4 45 5 2 23 42 .376
2009 24 Portland AAA SDP 82 303 38 84 17 4 5 34 9 5 38 53 .277
2010 25 Portland AAA SDP 136 482 89 145 30 10 18 72 22 10 58 78 .301
2011 26 3 Teams AAA-A+ NYM,SDP 26 91 11 27 3 2 1 11 0 1 14 20 .297
2011 26 Lake Elsinore A+ SDP 11 36 5 10 1 0 0 2 0 1 9 8 .278
2011 26 St. Lucie A+ NYM 4 16 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 .438
2011 26 Buffalo AAA NYM 11 39 4 10 0 2 1 5 0 0 4 10 .256
7 Seasons

702 2599 383 725 158 37 48 335 71 32 270 424 .279
AAA (4 seasons) AAA
239 853 132 245 49 17 24 118 32 15 101 149 .287
A+ (3 seasons) A+
150 561 94 154 28 7 8 67 15 7 64 97 .275
A (2 seasons) A
162 659 78 162 40 8 4 57 17 6 43 95 .246
AA (2 seasons) AA
151 526 79 164 41 5 12 93 7 4 62 83 .312
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 8/8/2011.
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