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Washington Times

Nationals place reliever Koda Glover on DL with hip injury

DENVER (AP) - The Washington Nationals placed reliever Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement. Glover earned his first two career saves last weekend in New York against the Mets. He's 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 appearances. Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday he ...

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Mets call up Matt Reynolds, send down Sean Gilmartin

The Mets have returned to a five-man bench and seven-man bullpen. The Mets have called up Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas and have sent down Sean Gilmartin in a move to shore up their bench. The team has been beset by a rash of injuries that have taken out everyone from Lucas Duda to Travis d’Arnaud to Wilmer Flores. Even Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t been immune to the bug. With David Wright still not ready to play and Jose Reyes looking like the second coming of Mario Mendoza, the Mets have been desperate for bats on the bench. Enter Matt Reynolds. The infielder has been hitting a...

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Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are making progress

The injured Mets starters are moving on to the next step in their rehab process. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo have yet to throw a pitch for the Mets this season, but the injured starters are making progress in their bids to return to the mound. According to Terry Collins, Matz and Lugo have both been throwing from 120 feet with no discomfort and are now ready to move on to mound work. Matz has been out since March with what he called a flexor tendon strain, though Mets team doctors found nothing wrong with his elbow. Matz has had a history of arm troubles, including past Tommy John surgery,...

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Mets Morning News: Series opener rained out, Cespedes’s return looms

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ series opener with the Braves was rained out, with a make-up game scheduled as part of a doubleheader on September 25. The day off will cost Robert Gsellman his turn through the rotation while allowing Yoenis Cespedes extra time to recover from his hamstring injury. Terry Collins isn’t panicking over his team’s slow start, Kevin Kernan of the Post writes. “There is going to be a time when they lose six out of eight, it’s just the nature of the game,” Collins said. “You run...

Amazin Avenue

Braves vs. Mets: Nowhere to go but up?

This homestand is not going well so far, but maybe the Amazins can turn it around. In what is becoming a too-familiar trend, the Mets lost three close games to Washington over the weekend to drop their record to 8-11, good for fourth place in the National League East. The team has now lost eight of its last nine while scoring four runs or fewer in all eight of those losses. The off day on Monday will hopefully serve two purposes. First, it can knock the Mets out of their current funk, and more importantly, it can help the team get a little healthier after it was ravaged by minor injuries...

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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, April 17-23

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players performed over the past week It was not a great week for the Mets. With just one in total across two three-game series, the first with the Phillies and the second with the Nationals, the team averaged 3.33 runs per game. Along the way, several of the Mets’ position players got hurt, which made it a particularly ugly week. There were a couple of bright spots amid the darkness, though, as the injuries led to Jay Bruce playing first base and Michael Conforto starting every day. The two of them have been among the better hitters in baseball...

New York Daily News

Mets' season quickly turning into uphill battle

Unless the Mets are doomed to another year of crippling injuries, I don't believe for a second that the season is going south on them.

Amazin Avenue

Mets vs. Nationals recap: Mets swept, but Conforto shines

The Mets lost their fourth straight and got swept by the Nationals. Things have not been going well for the New York Mets in the last week or so. Coming into Sunday night, they had lost seven of their last eight games to the division-rival Marlins, Phillies, and Nationals and had been without Travis d’Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, and Wilmer Flores due to injuries. And Sunday night did little to remedy those problems, as the Mets were once again bested by the Nationals to finish off a clean three-game sweep. It was the Mets’ fourth-consecutive loss. Things got...

Nationals Buzz | MASN Sports

Marty Niland: Healthy Zimmerman makes a big difference for Nats

One big difference between the Nationals and Mets that allowed the Nats to sweep the weekend series with their National League East rivals was overall team health. Several key members of the Mets lineup were out with injuries all weekend,...

CBS NY

Sims: Why Wilmer Flores’ Knee Infection Is Serious Business

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was placed on the disabled list on Friday and spent the weekend in the hospital to receive IV treatment for a knee infection.

Scout

Injuries Take Toll on Mets

Five players were injured in Mets dugout since Wednesday

Washington Times

LEADING OFF: Mets banged up already, Cubs unis a big sell

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ METS NEED TO MEND The ailing Mets continue a series against NL East rival Washington while dealing with a wave of injuries. Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night, and first baseman Lucas Duda and infielder Wilmer ...

MASN Sports

Opposite dugout: Injuries, ineffectiveness plague middling Mets - Nationals Buzz

Opposite dugout: Injuries, ineffective play have conspired against Mets

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Mets send Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores to the disabled list, call up T.J. Rivera and Sean Gilmartin

The Mets are more injured than we previously thought. Not only have the Mets lost five of their last six games, but the club is undergoing a rash of injuries, the likes of which we have unfortunately seen before. More bad news arrived on Friday afternoon, when the club announced that Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores will be going on the 10-day disabled list, with T.J. Rivera and Sean Gilmartin taking their places on the 25-man roster. Rivera will start at third base on Friday night. Duda hyperextended his elbow on Wednesday night, but we didn’t know until now that the injury would warrant an...

New York Daily News

Mets' deGrom to miss start due to stiff neck, Harvey to pitch

A Mets starting pitcher has an injury... albeit a minor one.

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Jacob deGrom scratched with stiff neck, Matt Harvey to start today

deGrom is expected to start on Saturday. The hits just keep on coming for the Mets, as Jacob deGrom’s scheduled start tonight has been pushed to Saturday because he is dealing with a stiff neck. He was supposed to take the ball on Friday night in the opener against the Washington Nationals. Instead, Matt Harvey will pitch today on regular rest. Harvey is able to pitch on regular rest because of the off day on Monday. The severity of deGrom’s injury is unknown but it adds to the growing list of injuries the Mets have experienced over the past 36 hours. Lucas Duda is out with a...

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Final Score: Phillies 6, Mets 4-Error and injury

A short bench got shorter. The Mets dropped the series finale to the Phillies with a sloppy 6-4 loss. Noah Syndergaard started off with a scintillating first, but some crucial fielding mistakes behind him cost him dearly in the early innings. Jay Bruce got his first start at first base in a Met uniform and fielded a ground ball cleanly, but some miscommunication between Neil Walker and Noah Syndergaard led to a throwing error at first which cost the Mets a run. The next inning Asdrubal Cabrera committed an error which led to a couple of runs and put the Mets behind early. Syndergaard was...

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Yoenis Cespedes leaves Mets game with leg injury

He is expected to miss two or three games. Yoenis Cespedes’s status remains uncertain after he left last night’s Mets loss against the Phillies with a leg injury. Cespedes left the game before the sixth inning after an awkward run between first and second base. He was later seen hobbling across the clubhouse with his left leg tightly bandaged. After the game, Cespedes told reporters that team doctors said he would be out two-to-three days unless an MRI scheduled for Friday showed structural damage. Cespedes described the feeling as a “shock” in his left hamstring. He said that it...

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Nationals vs. Mets: Injuries arrive just in time for New York’s toughest test

Can the Amazins prevent Washington from lengthening its early division lead? Pretty much every optimistic prediction regarding the Mets’ 2017 campaign this spring began with “if they stay healthy.” If this team stays healthy, it as a chance to surpass the Nationals in the National League East. If this team stays healthy, it might just win the World Series. You get the point. Anyway, the Mets may be getting great pitching from Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom, but they sure as heck aren’t healthy. Lucas Duda has a hyperextended elbow. Travis d’Arnaud has a wrist contusion that he...

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Mets Morning News: Bruce goes yard twice, two Mets leave with injuries

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jay Bruce powered the Mets to a much-needed win over the Phillies. He blasted two home runs that accounted for all five Mets runs. He could have even had another RBI if Yoenis Cespedes had not gotten thrown out at the plate early in the game. Robert Gsellman was on the mound and pitched his best game of the year, and Addison Reed picked up the save in what could be his last game as the closer. It was a bittersweet win since both Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud had to leave the game with injuries, but...

Washington Times

Mets put Wright on 60-day disabled list after neck surgery

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have shifted third baseman David Wright to the 60-day disabled list, further delaying his return following neck surgery. The Mets made a series of roster moves before playing Philadelphia on Thursday night. The 34-year-old Wright played some in spring training, but wasn't ...

New York Daily News

Mets' Wilmer Flores spends night in hospital with knee infection

On the day the Mets finally get some help back with closer Jeurys Familia returned from suspension, they lose more.

Amazin Avenue

Lucas Duda leaves game with hyper-extended elbow

The Mets’ first baseman left tonight’s game with an injury to his left elbow. Lucas Duda has been bitten by the injury bug again. This time, the Mets’ first baseman will be sidelined due to a hyper-extended left elbow sustained during tonight’s game at Citi Field against the Phillies. The injury was first announced by SNY and later confirmed by the team. Duda has suffered a number of injuries in recent years. He missed four months last season with a stress fracture in his back and required cortisone injections for his back and hips this spring. Duda injured his elbow when Cesar...

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Mets activate Jeurys Familia, demote Rafael Montero and Sean Gilmartin, transfer David Wright to 60-day DL, recall Kevin Plawecki

The Mets have made some roster moves. With Jeurys Familia eligible to return from his suspension and injuries to Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud, the Mets announced a flurry of roster moves today before tonight’s game against the Phillies. First, the team has activated Familia. With that, room was needed on both the Mets’ 25-man and 40-man roster. To clear space on the 25-man roster, the Mets optioned Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas. And to clear space on the 40-man roster, David Wright was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Montero had a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 innings out of the...

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Mets vs. Phillies Recap: What losing streak?

Bruce goes deep twice, and the Mets lose two players to injury Since Thursday night’s marathon game in Miami, each Met game has looked shockingly alike: close until late, when a poor managerial decision, bullpen arm, or over-the-hill third baseman makes an error that costs the team a heartbreaker. It looked like last night might be one of those nights again, but, against all odds, the Mets persevered and took the second game of the series from the Phillies, 5-4. Win 5-4 Robert Gsellman, who had not looked like the same pitcher from 2016 so far this season, looked...

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Travis d’Arnaud leaves game with right wrist contusion

Just get out of the way next time, Aaron Altherr Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Travis d’Arnaud got his season off to a good start, and then he got injured. The good news is that this time, the injury is seemingly minor. The Mets’ catcher was trying to throw out Philadelphia’s Cesar Hernandez in his steal attempt of second base in the top of the fifth inning on Wednesday night. However, Aaron Altherr, the outfielder who struck out on the very same pitch, loitered in the batter’s box during d’Arnaud’s throw, causing his bat to bang against d’Arnaud’s wrist. Two...

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Steven Matz, Seth Lugo to begin throwing programs

There is still no timetable for either pitcher’s return Injured Mets pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will both begin throwing programs tomorrow in Port St. Lucie. Matz is dealing with a strained flexor tendon, while Lugo has a partially torn UCL. Matz’s injury was initially deemed “elbow tenderness” when the 25-year-old left-hander was scratched from a spring training start. It wasn’t until he recieved a second opinion that he was diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon. After throwing for two straight days in an attempt to avoid the disabled list, Matz was given a...

30 Clubs in 30 Days: Mets Aces Discuss Expectations

From Port St. Lucie, Al Leiter talks to Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom about returning from injury, expectations to make another run in the playoffs and more.

Evaluating Matt Harvey's first spring training start: Good or Bad?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discussNew York Mets starter Matt Harvey's first spring training start as he works his way back from injury.

David Wright discusses shoulder injury and immediate Mets future

New York Mets captain David Wright addresses the media for the first time since being shut down with his shoulder injury.