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Amazin Avenue

Wilmer Flores reinstated from DL

Ty Kelly sent back to Triple-A in corresponding move New York Mets utility infielder Wilmer Flores was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list before last night’s game. To make room on the roster, Ty Kelly was sent back down to Triple-A Las Vegas. Flores went to the disabled list following back soreness that was at one point referred to rather ominously as a “disc issue.” But after a few rehab games with Single-A St. Lucie—including a homer in his last rehab appearance last night—he’s back. In his 46 games before going on the DL on May 28, Flores was slashing .248/.320/.398...

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves Mike Foltynewicz exits Tuesday’s game against the Mets with a tricep injury

Braves Folty has tricep tightness in throwing arm, but hopefully it’s not that bad The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets in game one of their two game series 8-2, but may have lost their starting pitcher.  I say may, because it sounds as though his exit was just precautionary. The 26-year-old went five […] Atlanta Braves Mike Foltynewicz exits Tuesday’s game against the Mets with a tricep injury - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Noah Syndergaard to get second opinion on strained right index finger

The Mets expect to have more information on his status tomorrow. While addressing the media on Tuesday, Sandy Alderson gave an update on Noah Syndergaard, saying that he is currently in New York to get a second opinion on his strained right index finger. Alderson said that Syndergaard had not experienced a setback and that the Mets would simply like “clarity on his situation.” Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with soreness in the finger and an MRI revealed a ligament strain. Originally, it seemed the Mets were optimistic that he would only miss one or two...

New York Post

Daniel Murphy’s return comes at bad time for Yankees

Daniel Murphy’s long-awaited return is coming in New York. The former Mets second baseman was activated by the Nationals before Tuesday’s series opener in The Bronx and could make his season debut. The 33-year-old, an All-Star in the three of the previous four seasons, missed the first 64 games while recovering from right knee surgery...

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Yanks Masahiro Tanaka goes on DL with hamstring strains

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanakas first major league run should have been something to celebrate.Instead, it benched him.The New York Yankees put Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list before Saturday nights 4-3 victory at Citi Field, a day after the pitcher strained both hamstrings running the bases during the Subway Series opener against the Mets.Its not something that I normally do, or that pitchers in the American League normally do, Tanaka said through a translator. But again, doing interleague games and getting in the batters box, thats part of baseball.There is no timeline for his return, but...

Amazin Avenue

Mets News: Cespedes set to begin rehab assignment

The left fielder has not played in a game since May 13 Yoenis Cespedes will play in his first minor league rehab game tonight as he works his way back from the disabled list. Cespedes will be in the lineup for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies as they visit the Trenton Thunder. Cespedes has not played in a game for the New York Mets since May 13, and landed on the disabled list three days later with a mild strain of his right hip flexor. Prior to this, he appeared in each of the team’s first 37 games and had a .255/.316/.474 slash line with eight homes runs, as well as a 114 wRC+ and...

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Jeurys Familia to 10-Day DL with a sore right shoulder

Jacob Rhame has been recalled to replace him New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was placed on the 10-Day DL with a sore right shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 7. To fill the hole in the bullpen, the Mets recalled right hander Jacob Rhame from Triple-A Las Vegas. Familia, who is in the final year of his contract, has been mostly solid for the Mets all season. He has a 2.48 ERA (2.32 FIP) and 33 strikeouts to just nine walks. That translates to 14 saves, if you’re into that kind of thing. Familia dealt with a clot in the same shoulder last season, eventually requiring surgery to...

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Dodgers Claim P.J. Conlon Off Waivers From Mets, Transfer Hyun-Jin Ryu to 60-Day Disabled List

The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon off waivers from the New York Mets on Saturday and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. As a corresponding move to put Conlon on the 40-man roster, Hyun-Jin Ryu was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. This does not change Ryu’s recovery timetable from his groin

Amazin Avenue

Steven Matz exits game early due to injury

Yet another Mets pitcher could be heading to the disabled list New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz exited today’s game against the Atlanta Braves due to discomfort in the middle finger of his throwing hand. The x-rays came back negative, and Matz will most likely need a MRI to further understand what is causing this discomfort. This news could not have come at a worse time for the Mets, as they placed Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list earlier today, who also went down due to a finger injury. Matz is 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA this season and was coming off his best start of the year...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Citi Field site of small fire

On the list of what else could go wrong for the New York Mets, we can now add a fire at Citi Field. It has been a rough few days for the New York Mets. Staff ace Noah Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list with a strained index finger on Tuesday. Just a few […] New York Mets: Citi Field site of small fire - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for May 30, 2018

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Braves beat the Mets 7-6. Making a start on his birthday, Steven Matz left the game early due to injury and left the game in the hands of the bullpen. Despite a two homer game from Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets were not able to hold on for the win as Jacob Rhame and Gerson Bautista struggled, ending with Bautista surrendering the walk off homer. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. New York Post, Daily News, NY Times, Bergen Record, and Newsday. Noah Syndergaard was placed on the DL...

New York Post

Noah Syndergaard injury gives two Mets big rotation chance

ATLANTA — The Mets’ rotation is hardly immune from the physical ailments gripping the team. Noah Syndergaard’s recent discomfort in his right index finger turned into bruising near the base of his wrist following a bullpen session Monday, causing concern to team officials. Syndergaard, following an MRI exam in New York on Tuesday, has been...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Injury News: Noah Syndergaard to the DL with finger injury

A replacement starter has yet to be announced for Wednesday against the Braves. New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard will be heading to the disabled list retroactive to May 26 due to a strain in his right index finger. According to the Mets, Syndergaard was experiencing soreness in the finger and an MRI and clinical examination at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York revealed the strain. Syndergaard has pitched very well in 2018, recording a 3.06 ERA with 76 strikeouts (fifth in the National League), a 2.56 FIP and 13 walks allowed in 64.2 innings. Syndergaard is unfortunately the...

New York Post

Mets’ injury situation gets worse by the day

ATLANTA —The already banged-up Mets added two new casualties to the disabled list Monday. A day after A.J. Ramos and Wilmer Flores returned to New York for further evaluation, both were placed on the DL before a scheduled doubleheader against the Braves. Phillip Evans and Hansel Robles were recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill...

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Mets place Ramos, Flores on DL, bring back Robles, Plawecki

ATLANTA — The New York Mets have placed right-hander A.J. Ramos and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list and activated right-hander Hansel Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from rehab assignments.Heading into a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves, the Mets added infielder Phillips Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas and brought in right-hander Gerson Bautista as Mondays 26th man.Ramos, sidelined with a right shoulder strain, and Flores, out with lower back soreness, have returned to New York for further evaluation.Ramos has allowed eight runs in his last 4 2/3 innings. Flores is...

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Braves place Acuna on DL with mild ACL sprain, bruises

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have placed left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a mild ACL sprain in his left knee and bruises to his knee and lower back.The team announced Acunas MRI results during the first game of Mondays doubleheader against the New York Mets.Acunas leg buckled while running out a grounder Sunday in Boston. He fell on his back after crossing the bag, then rolled over on his front side with what looked to be a gruesome injury. The 20-year-old surprisingly walked off the diamond, declining a wheelchair.Preston Tucker took Acunas place in the field...

New York Post

Wilmer Flores is newest Mets injury headache to worry about

MILWAUKEE — The Mets’ backup plan at third base now needs a backup. Wilmer Flores could be the team’s next position player placed on the disabled list, after he departed Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Brewers with lower back soreness. Flores was sent back to New York for tests, with Phil Evans set to join...

AZ Snake Pit

Diamondbacks place Steven Souza on DL, recall Socrates Brito

Looks like Souza’s PH appearance last night, proved a bit of a false dawn. Steven Souza’s injury-plagued season with the Diamondbacks continues. He missed the first 30 games of the season with a pectoral strain suffered during a spring training game. Souza made his 2018 debut on May 3, without going through a rehab assignment, but struggled out of the gate, his average never reaching the Uecker Line. He appeared to re-aggravate the same issue during the series against the Mets in New York on May 18, but the team initially hoped Steven would be able to avoid another DL stint - he...

Amazin Avenue

Mets vs Marlins Series Preview: Miami visits Mets at Citi Field

The Mets host the last-place Marlins at Citi Field for the first time this season. The New York Mets (23-19) wrap up their eight-game homestand with a series against the Miami Marlins (17-29), who despite being last in the NL East have been playing better baseball since their initial meeting with the Mets in April. Prior to their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mets took a big blow to their outfield as Gold Glove center fielder Juan Lagares was lost for the season after tearing a ligament in his big toe. Requiring surgery, Lagares will again have his season cut short for the...

Rising Apple

Mets benefiting from team-friendly contract with Juan Lagares

Juan Lagares will miss the rest of the season with a toe injury. Thankfully for the New York Mets, they have him locked into a team-friendly contract. The New York Mets have placed outfielder Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled due to a toe injury. Lagares is expected to underdog surgery which will ultimately end […] Mets benefiting from team-friendly contract with Juan Lagares - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets: Juan Lagares injury gives Brandon Nimmo more playing time

Although unfortunate, Juan Lagares’ toe injury will give Brandon Nimmo a chance to show the New York Mets and the fans what type of player he really is. En route to a crushing 12-1 loss against the Blue Jays in a gloomy, rainy Wednesday day game, the New York Mets took another blow. Juan Lagares […] Mets: Juan Lagares injury gives Brandon Nimmo more playing time - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for May 19, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jacob deGrom delivered an ace outing, striking out thirteen in seven innings of work as the Mets took down the Diamondbacks in their series opener. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record. In the bad news department, Juan Lagares is likely gone for the season, as he needs surgery on his injured toe. Lagares’ loss appears to be Brandon Nimmo’s gain, but Nimmo certainly didn’t want to get his opportunity in such a...

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New York Mets: Juan Lagares likely out for remainder of the 2018 season

Another injury has hit the New York Mets – this time it’s losing their best defensive outfielder for the rest of the season. New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss the remainder of the season after colliding with the outfield wall on Wednesday. Initially thought to be a more benign injury, Lagares’ hyperextended […] New York Mets: Juan Lagares likely out for remainder of the 2018 season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Is Johan Santana worthy of the Hall of Fame?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Todd Zeile, and Nelson Figueroa look back on former New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana's career, and his chances of ever being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.