7:08 PM EST, Fri March 06, 2015
Newsday 4 hours ago

Matt Harvey hits 99 mph in first outing since Tommy John surgery

The entire Mets pitching staff stood behind Matt Harvey on Friday, forming a blue wall of solidarity as the big moment finally loomed. It had been 18 months since Harvey had been here, working in the bullpen, warming up for a start.
Newark Star-Ledger 11 hours ago

Mets' Matt Harvey is back and ready to put 2014 in the rear view mirror

He will start Friday against the Tigers at Tradition Field, making his return to the mound during a live game for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery. It has been more than 16 months. When he makes his season debut, it will be more than 17 — an inflection point for pitchers coming off the procedure.
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Matt Harvey returns to mound in Mets' spring game

After nearly 17 months since having Tommy John surgery, Matt Harvey finally returned to the mound for the New York Mets in their spring training game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon.
Amazin' Stories | Bergen Record 2 hours ago

Harvey dominates in debut

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. –Welcome back, Matt Harvey. Harvey threw two perfect innings in a dominant showing in his first game since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013. It also marked his first game since Aug. 24, 2013, …
MetsBlog 4 hours ago

Matt Harvey looks strong in first game since 2013

Matt Harvey faced six batters in two innings, retired them all, and hit 98 mph with his fastball, while throwing XX pitches in his first start since having Tommy John surgery in 2013. “Things felt good, so the fact that …
CBS Sports 12 hours ago
Video: Boomer & Carton: Matt Harvey set to start

Watch: Boomer & Carton: Matt Harvey set to start

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is expected to start today against the Detroit Tigers after an 18-month hiatus while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Boomer and Carton discuss his return to the mound.
Cole Hamels throws two scoreless innings in spring debut

Cole Hamels throws two scoreless innings in spring debut

Cole Hamels made his Grapefruit League debut on Friday afternoon against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
Express-Times 8 hours ago

You're still here? Cole Hamels makes 1st start of Phillies spring training vs. Yankees

Cole Hamels' first audition for a trade to a contender comes Friday as the Phillies take on the Yankees in Grapefruit League action.
High Cheese | Philadelphia Daily News 4 hours ago

Hamels sharp in spring debut

Cole Hamels is trying to have a normal spring training, despite the non-stop trade rumors. In his Grapefruit debut, Hamels dodged rain drops and threw two shutout innings on Friday.
Hunter Pence says he’s a quick healer, predicts arm fracture will be “a great blessing”

Hunter Pence says he’s a quick healer, predicts arm fracture will be “a great blessing”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Hunter Pence says he’s a fast healer. He’s certainly quick to provide forgiveness. A day after Pence fractured his left forearm when hit by a pitch, he responded to Chicago Cubs minor league right-hander Corey Black on… Continue Reading → 
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 6 hours ago

Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks with broken arm

The Giants' rightfielder and mascot was hit by a pitch, and should miss all of April Welcome to odd year. Pull up a shard of glass to sit on. Would you like a cup of roaches? Hunter Pence was hit on the arm by a pitch in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Cubs, and he left the game for...
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Zimmermann solid, Moore on fire in Florida

Jordan Zimmermann was strong in his spring debut, but Tyler Moore stole the show again in the Nationals' 9-8 win over the Braves.
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago
Mets 5, Tigers 4: David Price showcases new curveball, but battles command in wild spring debut

Mets 5, Tigers 4: David Price showcases new curveball, but battles command in wild spring debut

David Price is only interested in getting prepared for the start of the season. And following his first start this spring, hes fully aware he still has a lot to accomplish. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Entering a much-discussed contract year, Tigers starting pitcher David Price isn't at all worried about a potential long-term deal. He's confident his contract situation will eventually work itself out. Right now, he's only interested in getting prepared for the start of the season. And following his first start this spring, he's fully aware he still has a lot to...

Duda expected to enter game in week

Lucas Duda #21 1BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Lucas Duda took 45 swings at soft-tossed baseballs and off a tee Friday as he works back from an intercostal muscle strain on his left side that left him idle for three weeks. Terry Collins said he expected Duda to advance to taking batting practice Monday. The manager believes Duda will enter a game next Friday for the first time this spring training.

Comfort level rises for pitcher Matt Garza as he begins second year

This spring, Matt Garza is savoring the security his four-year, $50 million contract provides him. He said he feels much more comfortable and at peace personally than he did a year ago, when he was suiting up for his third team in roughly six months.

Lucroy making progress with hamstring injury

Jonathan Lucroy underwent both physical therapy and a platelet-rich plasma injection prior to spring training for the strain and has spent camp slowly ramping up toward more vigorous work.
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Astros A to Z: Luke Gregerson

Each day the Astros are in Florida for spring training, we will profile a different member of the 40-man roster. Today, we look at Luke Gregerson. LUKE GREGERSON Position: Pitcher Bats/throws: Left/right Height/weight: 6-3, 200 Opening day age: 30 Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill. How acquired: Free agent, December 2014 MLB experience: Six seasons 2014 recap: […]

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Red Reporter 1 hour ago

Reds 5, Cubs 2: Tony Cingrani is real, and he's spectacular

All it took for the Reds to get back to their winning ways was a matchup with the Cubs. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Brennan Boesch is the one real non-roster invitee in Cincinnati Reds camp this spring that actually has a decent track record of hitting Major League pitching, and if he continues swinging the bat like he did today, he's got a great shot at making the Reds as a backup OF and bench bat (at the least).  Boesch launched an opposite field 3-run dinger off of Brian Schlitter in the Top of the 7th to help the Reds break out of their 2+ game offensive funk,...
Orange County Register 1 hour ago

Angels blank Rockies behind Jered Weaver

The game: The Angels allowed just four hits on their way winning their second straight game to start their Cactus League schedule, a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies, 3-0, on Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Pitching report: RHP Jered Weaver...

Mets host families of slain NYPD officers

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Mets are hosting the families of slain New York City officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu this weekend.  Ramos’ two sons, Justin and Jaden, had lockers inside the Mets clubhouse Friday. Jaden accompanied Terry …

Gonzales impresses in Cardinals' victory over Astros

Marco Gonzales began his bid to become the fifth starter for the St. Louis Cardinals by pitching two shutout innings Friday in a 5-2 win over the Astros.
Denver Post 1 hour ago
Kyle Kendrick lacks command in Rockies debut, escapes big trouble

Kyle Kendrick lacks command in Rockies debut, escapes big trouble

New Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick throws during his first Cactus League game Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Mets 5, Tigers 4: Reynolds walk-off HR

Rob Foldy/Matt Reynolds celebrates his walk-off homer Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Shortstop prospect Matt Reynolds delivered a walk-off solo homer in the ninth against left-hander Joe Matinply and the Mets capped Matt Harvey Day with a 5-4 win against the Detroit Tigers on Friday at Tradition Field. After Harvey tossed two perfect innings, Noah Syndergaard followed with a perfect third. The 22-year-old Syndergaard then was touched up for two runs in the fourth.

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