9:23 AM EDT, Tue September 25, 2018
New York Post

Mets send ailing Wilmer Flores back to New York

PHILADELPHIA — Wilmer Flores’ barking knees prompted him to take a surprise detour to New York on Wednesday. The Mets infielder dressed and departed Citizens Bank Park before first pitch against the Phillies, and is expected to be examined on Thursday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Flores indicated his knees — particularly...

Rum Bunter

Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Undergoes UCL Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl has undergone surgery for his UCL. Chad Kuhl last pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 26th against the New York Mets.  The right-hander lasted only four innings before being removed with right forearm tightness.  He went through a period of rest before undergoing surgery […] Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Undergoes UCL Surgery - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Wilmer Flores diagnosed with early onset arthritis in his knees

His 2018 season is finished. Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with early onset arthritis in both knees and is done for the season. Mickey Callaway acknowledged that he is unsure what this means for Flores’s future. The injury brings an end to a season in which Flores played in 126 games and hit .267/.319/.417 in 386 at-bats while posting a 102 wRC+ and a 0.5 fWAR for the New York Mets. He primarily started at first base but has seen his playing time at the position diminish since Jay Bruce returned from the disabled list. Since the beginning of September, Flores has hit .207 (6-for-29)...


Red Sox notebook: Sore Mookie Betts kept out of the lineup

NEW YORK — Mookie Betts might be close to winning the American League MVP award, but the Red Sox are being careful before they let him come back from an injury this close to the playoffs.Betts left Sunday’s game with tightness in his left side, the same injury that kept him out two weeks in June, after hurting himself trying to throw. He said his body wouldn’t let him complete a throw against the Mets that bounced three times before reaching home, letting a run score.He hasn’t thrown since, but was hoping to try it before last night’s game.Yet Betts still thought he would be...


MLB roundup: Mookie Betts hurts side, says injury minor, Red Sox near East title

BOSTON — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left the game after hurting his left side making a throw to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday that cut Bostons magic number to two for a third straight AL East title.Boston can clinch the division at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons, needing only one win during a three-game series that opens Tuesday afternoon.Betts said the injury is minor and he will be in the lineup Tuesday. He is hitting .337 with 29 homers and 72 RBIs.Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning off Seth...


Mookie Betts Injury: Red Sox Star Exits Game With ‘Left Side Soreness’

Hold your breath, Boston Red Sox fans. Mookie Betts exited Sunday’s game against the New York Mets with left side... Read More »

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Mets Morning News for August 31, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets David Wright’s minor league rehab assignment is at an end. He joins the Mets in San Francisco to continue his rehab with the major league club. However, he is not yet being activated from the disabled list. An exact return date has yet to be announced, but things seem to be lining up for him to return a week from now when the Mets return home to Citi Field. However, John Ricco’s comments about a potential David Wright return have been less optimistic than Wright himself. Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs rips...

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.