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Monday, December 02, 2013

Mets News: Mets Non-Tender Five Players, Roster Down to 35

Mets News:

The Mets completed their non-tender activity by cutting  Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, Scott Atchison, Jordany Valdespin and Omar Quintanilla.

That brings to five the total number of players who became free agents. The Mets are free to re-sign the players, but they also can sign elsewhere.

Hefner was due to miss the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, so the Mets save his salary. But they would have controlled Hefner in 2015 and beyond if they kept him on the payroll.

Happy Holidays to Justin Turner who just completed a Holiday video that also included Lucas Duda (below). No one is safe on the Mets!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mets Injury Report 7/11: Turner, Duda, Francisco, d'Arnaud, Byrdak, Feliciano, Atchison

Mets Injury Report:

Justin Turner (intercostal muscle strain) has started hitting off a tee and soft-tossing.

Lucas Duda (intercostal muscle strain) has started outdoors activities, but is not yet swinging a bat.

Frank Francisco (elbow) continues to have a nebulous issue in which doctors cannot detect any structural damage. "You're guess is as good as mine," Collins said about when Francisco might return to the Mets.

Travis d'Arnaud (broken foot) is not yet running full throttle. D'Arnaud has experienced some "discomfort" since beginning running on regular ground, but the Mets believe that is normal and not an indication of a setback.

Tim Byrdak, who is returning from shoulder surgery, has yet to throw back-to-back days with Class A St. Lucie. Collins said Byrdak and Pedro Feliciano both have the same issue: They do not sustain their velocity over multiple starts, which they will need to demonstrate before being a consideration for the major league club.

Scott Atchison will be activated from the disabled list and join the Mets when the team resumes play after the All-Star break next Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Atchison landed on the DL with a groin injury, which he suffered while throwing warm-up pitches in Atlanta on June 18. He had missed the previous month with an elbow bone-spur issue that was causing tingling and numbness in his fingers.

Atchison has made two rehab appearances in the past week with the Gulf Coast League Mets.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/8: Kyle Johnson 3 for 4 in St.Lucie Debut, Atchison pitches one inning in rehab, Ruben Tejada 2 for 4 for Vegas

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/8:

AAA - SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 1: Starter Giancarlo Alvarado left the game in the second inning with an apparent right hamstring injury suffered during a rundown. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the lone 51s run. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 7, BINGHAMTON 6: The B-Mets produced back-to-back homers in the ninth, but heavy rain terminated play and halted the comeback bid in the final game before the Eastern League All-Star break. The rubber-game defeat snapped Binghamton’s 15-series unbeaten streak. Trailing 7-3 in the ninth and with persistent rain falling, Rhyne Hughes had a leadoff double against reliever Alan Farina. Two batters later, Darrell Ceciliani lined a two-run homer over the right-field wall. Richard Lucas followed by crushing a solo homer. After Farina missed with his first pitch to Daniel Muno, crew chief Joe Born summoned the tarp. The teams waited 38 minutes before the contest was called. B-Mets started Darin Gorski retired the first 10 Fisher Cats he faced, including five via strikeouts. New Hampshire finally cracked the scoreboard in the fourth, on Brad Glenn's RBI double for a 1-0 lead. Gorski recorded two outs in the fifth and worked ahead of Jack Murphy with a 1-2 count before heavy rain halted play. Chase Huchingson took over after a 68-minute rain delay and retired Murphy to end the frame. Handed a 3-2 lead for the bottom of the eighth, B-Mets reliever John Church walked three of the first four he faced to load the bases. Pedro Feliciano got the call from the bullpen, but could not bail Church out. Ryan Schimpf banged a bases-clearing double off the wall to give the Fisher Cats a 5-3 lead. Kevin Nolan followed with a single and Kevin Ahrens brought two more home with a double down the third-base line. Church (2-4) was charged with three runs while recording two outs. Feliciano suffered his first blown save. The B-Mets (53-33) head into the two-day All-Star Break with the best record in the Eastern League. B-Mets Cesar Puello, Josh Rodriguez, Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters will represent the Eastern Division at the All-Star Game on Wednesday in New Britain, Conn. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 3: Kyle Johnson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in his Florida State League debut after a promotion from Savannah. Johnson was acquired from the Angels in the trade for Collin Cowgill. Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs. Reliever Chasen Bradford was promoted to Binghamton after tossing a scoreless inning. Starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs in five innings. Box

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets Trade for 2B/OF Eric Young Jr, Promote OF Andrew Brown, OF Collin Cowgill DFA'd, Atchison back to DL?

Mets News:
Mets add some speed in Young

The New York Mets traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for second baseman/outfielder Eric Young Jr. on Tuesday night in a swap of players who had been designated for assignment.

The Mets also promoted outfielder Andrew Brown and designated Collin Cowgill for assignment.

And they officially are sending Zack Wheeler back to Triple-A Las Vegas for the weekend. He will throw a bullpen session for Triple-A pitching coach Randy St. Claire, then meet up with the Mets in Chicago at the end of the weekend.

The Mets will have to subtract one more player from the major league roster by Wednesday's game. Terry Collins expected Scott Atchison, who suffered a right groin injury while throwing warm-up pitches Tuesday night, would land on the DL.

"The second warm-up pitch I felt a little tug in my groin," Atchison said. "I tried to throw another one and felt it pulling some more. Basically, I can't push off. It's on the right side. I couldn't go. It's frustrating, obviously. My arm felt great. I felt good. I hadn't had any signs of this."

Young, 28, will report to the Mets. He hit .242 with one homer and six RBIs and had eight steals in 165 at-bats with Colorado. The son of ex-major leaguer Eric Young, he is a product of Piscataway (N.J.) High. A speedster, his defense has regressed in the outfield.

McHugh will go to Double-A with the Rockies.

By designating Wheeler as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, the Mets now can send him out for a few days and carry another player in the interim, then bring Wheeler back for Tuesday's start against the Chicago White Sox. The Mets debated where to send Wheeler -- and also considered St. Lucie and Brooklyn -- but determined throwing a bullpen session for St. Claire with Vegas would be the best option.

Wheeler is only permitted to be with the team 24 hours before his Tuesday return.

Brown was hitting .346 with seven homers and 41 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He likely would have been up during earlier opportunities, but had just returned from an oblique injury with the 51s.

Cowgill was 2-for-9 during Tuesday's doubleheader, upping his major league average to .180 this season.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mets News: Scott Atchison could join Mets by weekend, Wheeler will be capped at 85 pitches tonight in AAA

Mets News:

Reliever Scott Atchison, who began the Double-A Binghamton portion of his rehab tour on Wednesday night, could rejoin the Mets by the weekend.

Terry Collins said the final hurdle for Atchison will be pitching back-to-back days, which could be achieved tonight, weather-permitting, when the B-Mets play at Trenton. Atchison tossed a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts last night against the Yankees' Double-A affiliate.

He has been on the disabled list since experiencing finger numbness during a May 13 appearance at St. Louis.

Atchison experienced more numbness during a rehab appearance with Class A St. Lucie on May 25, prompting him to get opinions from Mets doctors as well as Dr. James Andrews. Neither recommended surgery, according to the Mets, who describe Atchison's numbness as the result of elbow inflammation pressing on a nerve.

Terry Collins indicated that Zack Wheeler likely would be capped at 85 pitches in his final Triple-A start, which comes at 10:05 p.m. ET on Thursday in Las Vegas against Tacoma, the top affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

"That way we know he's thrown enough, but not overdone it," Collins said.

Wheeler will be pitching with an extra day of rest tonight. The Mets preferred that to Wheeler having pitched yesterday and then going into Tuesday's major league debut in Atlanta with the extra day. Hard-throwing pitchers can have too much extra strength with additional rest and lose some control.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mets News: Atchison gets second opinion, Familia heading to NY

Mets News:

Reliever Scott Atchison, who had renewed numbness in his right fingers because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow, received a second opinion from doctor James Andrews. Andrews concurred with Mets doctors that Atchison did not need surgery now to remove the spur, which has irritated a nerve, the team announced.

Atchison will attempt to resume throwing after returning to Port St. Lucie.

Jeurys Familia is headed to New York to be examined by team doctors.

Familia landed on the disabled list May 12 with what has been labeled biceps tendinitis. He made a pair of rehab appearances with Class A St. Lucie before the issue resurfaced. Terry Collins recently had expressed hope Familia would be back on a mound this past weekend after letting the issue calm.

Familia said that he is not in pain -- just that he cannot fully extend his arm during his delivery.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Mets News: Familia and Mejia have setbacks in their rehab, Francisco and Atchison status in limbo

Mets News:

A quartet of Mets pitchers on the disabled list have experienced setbacks that are preventing them from pitching on the mound, Terry Collins said. The newest developments involve right-handers Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, both of whom have needed to be backed off minor league rehab appearances.

Familia, who had made a pair of relief appearances with Class A St. Lucie, experienced a renewed issue with the biceps tendinitis that landed him on the disabled list May 12. Collins said of all the issues, he is most optimistic Familia can get back on a mound this weekend, and eventually move to Triple-A Las Vegas.

"After the other day, he came in and told them his forearm is pretty sore," Collins said. "So they have slowed him down. ... The next day he came in and felt a lot better. It could have been the old 'overdo it.' You feel good enough that you're going to really let it fly. And then, all of a sudden, you overdo it and then you're pretty sore the next day."

Mejia has spent the entire season on the DL because of a forearm issue. He had made a pair of rehab starts with the Florida State League club, logging five innings in the most recent outing, on March 23. But a flareup of the issue is now keeping him off the mound.

Meanwhile, former closer Frank Francisco continues to deal with elbow inflammation and is not throwing off a mound, Collins said. He is throwing on flat ground.

Scott Atchison has renewed finger numbness and is seeking a second opinion as to whether a bone spur in his right elbow needs to be surgically removed now.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/25: Familia and Atchison pitch scoreless frames in rehab relief

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/25:

BINGHAMTON 3, PORTLAND 2:: The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run on a Portland throwing error in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Sea Dogs 3-2 Saturday night. Danny Muno scored the winning run. Portland’s only offense against B-Met starter Logan Verrett came in the third inning and he retired the final 13 batters he faced. His night ended after seven innings, and he struck out nine hitters in a no-decision. Binghamton’s offense was held scoreless for the first seven innings of the game. Muno walked to lead off the eighth inning, and Josh Rodriguez hit an opposite field home run to tie the game. One night after receiving a loss, Jeff Walters returned to the mound and threw two scoreless innings. The B-Met closer picked up the first Double-A win of his career.Box.

SAVANNAH 2, AUGUSTA 1: SS Phillip Evans sent the Augusta GreenJackets packing with an electrifying game-winning gap hit to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Gnats defeated the GreenJackets 2-1.There were fireworks on and off the field Saturday night beginning with four scoreless innings from Savannah RHP Jake Kuebler in his first start on the season. The GreenJackets managed to score a run in the sixth inning off of reliever RHP Marco Camarena in his first appearance of the season with the Gnats. Camarena finished with four innings pitched allowing four hits, while striking out three. Savannah rallied in the ninth. Catcher Jeff Glenn singled to tie the game. Savannah RHP Tyler Vanderheiden earned his third win of the season. Box.

ST. LUCIE 1, BRADENTON 0: Angel Cuan pitched seven scoreless innings and three Mets pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Mets defeated Bradenton 1-0 on Saturday. Cuan pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits while striking out nine. Jeurys Familia retired the side in order in the eighth with one strikeout and Scott Atchison pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout to close the game. Familia and Atchison were both on major league rehab assignments. Albert Cordero had a two-out, RBI single to right to score Dustin Lawley in the second.Box

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mets News: Mets Call Up Collin McHugh, Atchison to DL?

Mets News:

Collin McHugh has arrived in St. Louis, presumably to replace Scott Atchison, who had developed finger numbness Monday and was due to be examined in New York on Tuesday afternoon.

McHugh, 25, will work in long relief.

He had been 3-2 with a 2.74 ERA in eight Pacific Coast League starts with Las Vegas. In 49 1/3 innings, he allowed 53 hits and nine walks while striking out 36. McHugh tossed seven innings Sunday, so he likely would not be available for more than an inning tonight.

McHugh made eight appearances (four starts) for the Mets last season, going 0-4 with a 7.59 ERA.

The Mets had limited options available who already are on the 40-man roster. Josh Edgin has a 7.88 ERA in five appearances since a demotion to Double-A Binghamton. Gonzalez Germen has a 5.96 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Las Vegas. And Hansel Robles is pitching for Class A St. Lucie.

Mets News: Scott Atchison has numbness in fingers, DL possible

Mets News:

Right-hander Scott Atchison experienced numbness in his fingers while pitching Monday, an alarming sign for a reliever who also experienced that symptom before learning of a tear in an elbow ligament last season.

After seeking a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews while with the Boston Red Sox in 2012, Atchison elected not to have Tommy John surgery, and instead rested for two months and was able to come back in September. Now, his future is uncertain with the recurrence of the related finger numbness.

Atchison plans to be examined by doctors Tuesday, although he was not sure yet if he would travel to New York or be examined in St. Louis. Either way, he is not sure what any MRIs will achieve. He already knows he has a ligament tear in his elbow. He just hopes that with a period of rest the ulnar nerve that runs alongside the torn elbow ligament and to his fingers calms down so he can return at some point without needing surgery.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Murphy, Atchison, Bourn

Murphy gets raise
Mets News and Notes:

The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.925MM, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports (Twitter links).  The final total is a bit less than the midpoint between the figures exchanged by the two sides; Murphy asked for $3.4MM, the Mets offered $2.55MM.  This was Murphy's first year of arbitration eligibility.

The Mets are still in the market for relief help and could even pursue a closer, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). The Mets signed right-hander Scott Atchison to a minor league deal Tuesday.

Atchison pitched for the Red Sox in 2012, posting a 1.58 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 51 1/3 innings. The Red Sox non-tendered him at the end of November instead of proceeding through the arbitration process with a projected $800K salary. Atchison missed two months with forearm tightness last summer but returned to make five appearances in September. He considered Tommy John surgery, ultimately avoiding the procedure.

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