Showing posts with label Scott Rice. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Teagarden, Hefner, Conforto, Harvey, Rice


Mets News and Notes:


Teagarden in Rehab:
Taylor Teagarden began a rehab assignment Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Teagarden is serving as the designated hitter for the Gulf Coast League Mets. He has been on the disabled list since June 22 with a strained left hamstring.

That signals the Mets may need to make a decision out of the All-Star break about which catcher to keep at the major league level. Anthony Recker has an option remaining. Teagarden is out of options, so he would need to clear waivers and, even then, also would need to accept an assignment to Triple-A.

Teagarden, 30, hit .143 (4-for-28) with one homer, five RBIs and two walks in nine major league games this season before landing on the DL.

Hefner Pitches a inning:
Jeremy Hefner tossed a 1-2-3 inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie, Fla. It marked his first time pitching in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Aug. 28, 2013.

Hefner aims to pitch in the majors this season.

Conforto Introduced:
First-round pick Michael Conforto officially was introduced at Citi Field on Friday. He is due to begin his pro career with the Brooklyn Cyclones, although he will be eased into games and actually will travel to Los Angeles next week because he is one of three finalists for the Golden Spikes Award.

Boras says slow down Harvey:
Agent Scott Boras appears to favor a more conservative rehab plan for Matt Harvey than even Sandy Alderson and the Mets. The agent said the optimal rehab time following Tommy John surgery before entering a game is 14 to 16 months.

Scott Rice Spur:
Left-hander Scott Rice, who has been sidelined since June 23 at Triple-A Las Vegas, has been diagnosed with a bone spur in his pitching elbow, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Rice likely will wait several days and then determine if he can tolerate pitching through the spur. If he cannot, he could proceed with surgery to remove it.

That is not a significant procedure, but it could knock out Rice for much of the remainder of this season.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Lutz to Japan, Rice demoted - Germen activated, Harvey will not pitch in Majors in 2014, Terry's Job Safe for Now


Mets News and Notes:

Lutz to Japan
Zach Lutz is headed to Japan to play for the Rakuten Eagles, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

The 28-year-old third baseman was hitting .291 with seven homers and 37 RBIs in 227 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

He appeared in 22 games for the Mets in 2012 and '13, producing a combined .226 average and two RBIs in 31 at-bats.

Rice demoted, Germen activated
Scott Rice, who had a banner rookie season last year after spending 14 seasons in the minors, is headed back to Triple-A.

Rice was demoted to Las Vegas after Tuesday's 6-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving Josh Edgin and Dana Eveland as the left-handers in the bullpen.

Gonzalez Germen will be activated from the disabled list, where he had been since May 6 with a virus and abscess.

Rice was 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 32 relief appearances totaling 13 2/3 innings. That was perhaps a residual effect of last season's 73 appearances through Sept. 3, after which he required dual sports-hernia surgeries.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Mets News: Scott Rice will get sports hernia surgery, will miss the rest of season


Mets News:


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Lefty reliever Scott Rice needs surgery for a sports hernia and will miss the remainder of the season. He will undergo the procedure next week.

Rice currently leads the majors with 73 relief appearances this season. He had pitched in the minors since 1999 until making this season's Opening Day roster.

Rice, 31, had a 4-5 record and 3.71 ERA this season. Lefties his .174 against him.

The Mets added Sean Henn to the roster to get another lefty in bullpen.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets Outfield Set, Rice, Mets Opening Day Lineup, Turner, Wheeler


Mets News and Notes:


Collins said he will use a regular outfield of Lucas Duda in left field, Collin Cowgill in center field and Marlon Byrd in right field, while trying to find opportunities off the bench for Jordany Valdespin, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter.

Nieuwenhuis likely will be a late-game defensive replacement for Duda.

"One of the things we've got to make sure we do, that's cover ourselves defensively," Collins said. "Be it center field, be it late for Lucas, or whatever it might be, he's the best outfielder we've got, in my opinion. Defensively he can really play center field. So we thought we could take him. Hopefully if he starts swinging, like he did last year, I'm sure he's going to get a lot of playing time. But he does give us a lot of security."

In his 15th professional season, 31-year-old Scott Rice is poised to make his major league debut during the upcoming week.

Rice, who played independent ball in 2008 with the Long Island Ducks and the following year with the Newark Bears, beat out Robert Carson to serve as a second lefty, alongside Josh Edgin, in the bullpen.

Collins said it was a no-brainer to put Rice on the roster -- even though it required making 40-man roster room -- because the southpaw is a “groundball machine.”

Mets Opening Day Lineup:
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