10:18 AM EDT, Sun May 28, 2017
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This Week in Mets Quotes: Conforto pleads for fan support, Alderson doesn’t blame injuries

Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites. Your 2017 New York Mets: Gee, I expect a little more from myself. “I don’t subscribe to the notion that the injuries have put us where we are. I think there’s a contributing factor there. But there are many players that we have on the roster, that I’m sure if you asked [them how they have played], they would say, ‘Gee, I expect a little more from myself.’ So I think that explains a good deal where we are as well.” –Sandy Alderson [New...

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Waiting for Yo

The Mets’ most important player could be back soon, but let’s hope the team is still afloat by then. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the Mets are set to get their most important position player back in the lineup. As the team has slowly worked its way through a series of disappointing games and series, Yoenis Cespedes has been on the shelf with a hamstring injury, his absence felt more and more each day. The Mets have been here before, though the last time they traversed the path of losing in incredibly frustrating fashion to the lowly San Diego Padres, the Cuban outfielder...

New York Daily News

Mets have decided solution to injury criticism is silence Collins

The Mets have decided the best way to improve their oft-criticized handling of injuries is to put a gag order on their manager.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres rally to beat Mets

The Padres sustained a pair of injuries up the middle Wednesday at Citi Field. Then they doled out some damage of their own, using various parts of their field. Finally, they narrowly avoided what would have been a painful loss. In a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets, Yangervis Solarte, Wil Myers...

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Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from disabled list

Cabrera to be activated, Plawecki sent down before Thursday’s scheduled game Asdrubal Cabrera has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will be available for tonight's Mets game against the San Diego Padres. Kevin Plawecki will be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the 25-man roster. Cabrera will be available off the bench tonight should the game survive the weather forecast. Jose Reyes will start at shortstop and bat second. Cabrera was placed on the disabled list on May 16 (retroactive to May 14) with a left thumb injury—a sprain or a ligament tear, depending...

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Mets Injury Update: Travis d’Arnaud close to returning

The catcher is working his way back from a wrist injury. Travis d’Arnaud caught Steven Matz for the Las Vegas 51s last nigh and should be back with the Mets soon. the Mets’ catcher went on the DL earlier this month with a bone bruise on his right wrist. He initially sustained the injury in April when his wrist hit Aaron Altherr’s bat when he was attempting to throw a runner out. He tried to play through it but had to exit a game early in May when the injury started to bother him again. While Rene Rivera has performed admirably in Travis d’Arnaud’s absence, d’Aranud’s return to...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Chacin trounced in first inning of Mets' victory

This time last year, Craig Stammen was rehabbing an arm injury. He had not pitched in the majors since early 2015, and would not at all in 2016. This time last year, Miguel Diaz was pitching for Single-A Wisconsin. The big leagues represented a far-off destination. On Tuesday, Stammen threw 3 1/3...

Scout

New York Mets Injury Update

The New York Mets have suffered a serious case of the injury bug, and it only get's worse with Jose Reyes the latest to get injured.

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Steven Matz could rejoin Mets after Tuesday’s Triple-A rehab start

Matz could rejoin the rotation next week. According to Newsday’s David Lennon, depending on the how he fares in his rehab start on Tuesday with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, the Mets could decide to activate Steven Matz from the disabled list sooner than originally expected. Matz has made one rehab start with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing three innings of one-run ball on May 18. Matz has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training in March, when he developed a flexor tendon strain in his pitching arm. Matz’s injury was initially considered just “elbow tenderness” when the...

CSN Philly

MLB Notes: GM says Mets making changes in handling injuries

We look at some news and notes from around the majors, including Mets general manager Sandy Alderson saying the team will change how it handles injuries.

Washington Times

GM Alderson says Mets making changes in handling injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - With a bundle of key players on the disabled list, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the team is making some changes to the way it handles injuries. Alderson is now meeting daily with the training staff, something he hasn't always done in the past. The ...

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

GM: Mets changing how they handle injuries

GM: Mets changing how they handle injuries

Larry Brown Sports

Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games. Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week. In an...Read More

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Inside the Mets' injury chaos: Issues go far beyond the disabled list

Inside the Mets' injury chaos: Issues go far beyond the disabled list

Larry Brown Sports

Yoenis Cespedes could return to Mets in a week

Yoenis Cespedes may not be away from the New York Mets for too much longer. The Mets outfielder is set to begin a running program this week and could be ready to return from his hamstring injury in a week. Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Monday that Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the running...Read More

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers sign veteran OF Matt den Dekker to minor-league deal

den Dekker, 29, will help replace Juan Carlos Perez, who is out after recently undergoing hand surgery. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent outfielder Matt den Dekker Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. den Dekker, 29, will help replace Juan Carlos Perez, who is out after recently undergoing hand surgery. A left-handed batter, den Dekker has had stints with the New York Mets, Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins organizations. In 154 big-league games, he's hit .236 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs.  He was most recently with Triple-A...

Scout

Rosario Not Candidate for Promotion

The New York Mets' top prospect is not in line to get a promotion soon despite Asdrubal Cabrera’s injury.

New York Daily News

Mets sign righty Neil Ramirez to major-league deal: report

The injury-plagued club reportedly signed right-handed pitcher Neil Ramirez to a major league deal Tuesday.

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Yoenis Cespedes is coming back from a hamstring injury. Here’s what that recovery looks like.

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is recovering from one as we speak. Hamstring injuries are one of the more difficult injuries to recover from due to a high injury recurrence rate. Yoenis Cespedes has been limited since late April with a hamstring strain that ultimately placed him on the disabled list. Strains, in general, are difficult to treat as treatment options are quite limited until the tissue has fully healed. Muscle tissue healing can be facilitated through manual therapy and other techniques that promote blood flow to the injured area. As the hamstrings are recovering, it is...

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Mets' Familia out 3-4 months after surgery

Mets' Familia out 3-4 months after surgery

New York Daily News

Short-handed Mets need outside reinforcements

Missing three of their biggest players with injuries and struggling to stay afloat, Jacob deGrom might be asking too much of the Mets.

Washington Times

Mets' Familia has surgery for blockage, out 3 to 4 months

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jeurys Familia had a successful procedure Saturday to repair a blocked artery near his right armpit, and the New York Mets expect their closer to return in three to four months. General manager Sandy Alderson had said he was unsure if Familia would return this season, but ...

Washington Times

Mets place closer Jeurys Familia on DL

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The New York Mets have placed closer Jeurys Familia on the 10-day disabled list with a blood clot in his right arm and activated infielder Lucas Duda from the DL. Familia's move was made retroactive to Thursday. He was diagnosed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...

CBS NY

Mets’ Familia Undergoes Surgery, Placed On Disabled List

Mets closer Jeurys Familia is expected to be out "several months" after undergoing surgery Friday to remove a blood clot, general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday.

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Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for arterial clot

The closer might not be able to return by the end of the season. Mets closer Jeurys Familia underwent surgery to remove an arterial clot in his right shoulder earlier today. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson stated that Familia will be out “several months” and may not return by the end of the year. The Mets had already spent some time without Familia, as he began the year serving a 15-game suspension for a domestic violence incident that occurred during the offseason. With Familia out, the Mets will again turn to Addison Reed as their closer going forward. Reed has been mostly good...

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Yoenis Cespedes participating in limited baseball activities

The Mets’ best hitter is progressing towards a return In a bit of positive injury news for the Mets, Sandy Alderson told reporters today that Yoenis Cespedes has begun limited baseball activities and is progressing towards a return. Cespedes has been on the disabled list since April 27 with a hamstring strain. On Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins estimated that Cespedes was about two weeks away from a return to the Mets. That timeline appears to still be intact. Unquestionably the star of the team on the position player side, Cespedes was batting .270/.373/.619 with six home runs before...

Washington Times

Thursday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets' season of high expectations took another serious hit when All-Star closer Jeurys Familia was diagnosed with a blood clot in his pitching shoulder that might require surgery. The arterial clot will be examined Friday in St. Louis by Dr. Robert Thompson, ...

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.