Showing posts with label Taylor Buchholz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taylor Buchholz. Show all posts

Friday, July 01, 2011

Mets reliever Taylor Buchholz is battling depression and anxiety

Mets reliever Taylor Buchholz said in a statement released by the team Friday that he is battling depression and anxiety for a second time.

Buchholz, 29, went on the disabled list June 2 (retroactive to May 30) because of right shoulder fatigue and hasn't come off it because he is being treated for the conditions and adjusting to new medication.

His injury has resolved itself, the Mets said, but Buchholz has been advised not to pitch until his condition improves.

He said in the statement that he experienced depression and anxiety before returning from Tommy John surgery last season with the Rockies.

"I thought I had it under control," Buchholz said, "but recently, at the end of May of this year, the depression and anxiety began to re-surface. After consulting with my doctor, I agreed to try different medications and it was recommended that I not pitch while I adjust to the new medications.

"I am in regular contact with the Mets and have kept them informed of my progress. I am extremely grateful for the way the Mets have cared for me and my family."

Buchholz is 1-1 with a 3.12 earned run average in 23 appearances this season and 20-22 in a five-year career with the Astros, Rockies, Blue Jays and Mets.

He will remain on the disabled list indefinitely, the Mets said.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New 2011 Mets Player Numbers

The Mets have added Player numbers to their roster. Some notables :  Beato (70), Buchholz (33), Capuano (38), Carrasco (77), Young (55), Paulino (9), Emaus (68), Chin-ling hu (25), Hairston (12) courtesy of

Sunday, January 09, 2011

2011 Surprise: Who Can Be This Year's Version of R.A. Dickey

“Every year players come out of nowhere to become success stories. Look no further than R.A. Dickey. He signed a minor-league deal last January, became a fixture in the starting rotation in May, and finished the season with 11 victories and a 2.84 ERA. I believe some of our offseason acquisitions can be this year’s version of R.A.”

New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson stated this in an e-mail to fans earlier today, and he could very well be projecting the future.

With not much for Mets fans to look forward to this upcoming season, there is always a chance that a proven or unproven player can surprise fans enough to keep their butts in Citi Field.

R.A. Dickey was our success story in 2010, and now we take a look at eight players who could surprise us this season.

Chris Capuano

Coming off two, yes… TWO, Tommy John surgeries, Chris Capuano has something to prove not only to the Mets and their fan base, but also to himself.

The former All-Star and 18-game winner for the Milwaukee Brewers told reporters that he is feeling back to 100 percent and has his eyes on a starting rotation spot on the Mets, which could establish something good for Capuano and the Mets in 2011.

Dillon Gee

Whether from the bullpen or in the starting rotation, Dillon Gee has the potential to become a bigger ‘out-of-nowhere’ success than Dickey.

The former 21st rounder, as opposed to R.A.’s 18th round, Gee was on no ones radar a few years back, and now he has seemed to crack the Mets 25-man roster.

He has shown that he can handle the pressures of the big leagues and if he remains healthy, he can become an integral part of the 2011 Mets rotation.

Taylor Buchholz

Another arm on the Mets to have undergone surgery is newly acquired reliever Taylor Buchholz.

After missing all of 2009 because of elbow surgery, Buchholz split last year between the Blue Jays and Rockies and glimmered with hope, going 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in nine appearances as a reliever.

If Buchholz can get back to his 2008 form when he appeared in 68 games for the Rockies striking out 56 with a 2.17 ERA, he can be the low-risk/high-reward player the Mets hoped for when they signed him.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Taylor Buchholz contract details...

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN,  Right-hander Taylor Buchholz, who signed for a base salary of $600,000 with the Mets, actually can earn as much as $1.2 milllion working out of the Mets' bullpen in 2011.

According to his contract, Buchholz will get a $400,000 bonus if he makes the 25-man roster and is not on the disabled list, right away lifting the salary to $1 million.

He will get $40,000 bonuses for appearing in 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 games -- making it possible to earn another $200,000.

That raises the total value of the deal to $1.2 million if he makes the roster and appears in 60 games.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Mets sign Capuano and Buchholz, DFA Igarashi

The Mets have signed pitchers Chris Capuano and Taylor Buchholz to one-year deals, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post.

In order to make room for the two, the Mets have designated Ryota Igarashi for assignment, Puma tweets.

Capuano, 32, turned in a 3.95 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 66 innings of work last season for the Brewers.  The left-hander missed the 2008 and '09 major league seasons after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery in May of 2008.  In 2010 he made nine starts with 15 relief appearances. Capuano was never a flamethrower but his 87.4 mph fastball last season was consistent with his career average.

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