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Travis d’Arnaud leaves Mets game with twisted knee

If you had “twisted knee” in the injury pool, you win. Injuries to Mets players have been one of the most reliable things about the 2017 baseball season, and Travis d’Arnaud joined shortstop Amed Rosario in leaving the team’s Thursday night game against the Cubs with an injury. The Mets announced that d’Arnaud has a twisted right knee, which he presumably suffered when slipping as he fielded a ball early in the game as he made a costly throwing error. The oft-injured d’Arnaud has been healthier than usual this year, even though he did hit the disabled list earlier in the season....

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Amed Rosario leaves Mets game with tight hip flexor

You’re not a 2017 Met if you don’t get injured. Just in case you thought the Mets were finished with injuries at this late stage of their disastrous 2017 season, Amed Rosario left the team’s Thursday night series finale at Wrigley Field early with what the team announced as a tight hip flexor. For what it’s worth, Rosario didn’t appear to be in excruciating pain, but he was clearly uncomfortable as he ran down the first base line after hitting a ground ball. Rosario recently missed some time with an injury to one of his fingers, but his major league debut has gone pretty well...

Washington Times

Bruce, (W)indians enjoying record ride together

CLEVELAND (AP) - Just a little more than a month ago, Jay Bruce was in New York sinking with the Mets as a season that began with promise and a richness of pitching was undermined by injuries. The plunge was dramatic. So was the rise. A trade rescued Bruce and ...

Tampa Tribune

Rays journal: Adeiny Hechavarria homer lifts Rays over Yankees (w/video)

NEW YORK - The Rays still didn't feel at home hosting the Yankees at the Mets' Citi Field on Tuesday given the roaring crowd, but they had something to feel pretty good about in celebrating a tense 2-1 victory.An eighth-inning homer by SS Adeiny Hechavarria was the difference as both teams

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Lucas Duda makes himself at home

Your Tuesday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets had the day off after a tough loss to the Reds, but all was not quiet at Citi Field. With the Mets away, the Rays and Yankees moved into Flushing to play a series originally scheduled for the Irma-soaked city of Tampa Bay. One Lucas Duda, Rays first baseman, found himself rather comfortable, using his old locker in the “home team’s” locker room. He also scored Tampa’s lone run during the 5-1 loss to the Yankees. Noah Syndergaard was decidedly less comfortable after his rehab start was...

Gary Shelton Sports

Rays lose ‘home’ game to the Yankees, 5-1

Tuesday, 3 a.m. For the Tampa Bay Rays, this was noplace like home. The Rays, technically the home team in their matchup against the New York Yankees at Citi Field Monday night (usually the home of the New York Mets), were treated rudely in a 5-1 loss. They went 0-for-nine with runners in scoring position, […]

Tampa Tribune

As storm clears, Rays focus turns back to baseball

NEW YORK - The Rays had a lot to unsettled about on Monday, opening what was supposed to a key series against the wild-card leading Yankees at Tropicana Field instead as the "home" team in a Mets stadium they were unfamiliar with in front of a crowd that was decidedly backing the visitors who

Tampa Tribune

Yankees use five-run inning to further weaken Rays' fading playoff hopes (w/video)

NEW YORK - Once the Rays got past all the novelty Monday about playing as the home team in the Mets stadium against the Yankees as a result of being relocated from the Trop due to Hurricane Irma, they got down to playing what was an important baseball game.And that didn't go very well, the 5-

Tampa Tribune

Rays journal: Lucas Duda feels "odd" in return to Citi Field

NEW YORK - Many of the Rays, starting with starting pitcher RHP Jake Odorizzi, had never been to Citi Field before taking the field for Monday's game, as the team hadn't played there since 2009.But 1B/DH Lucas Duda was quite familiar, having played 7 seasons there for the Mets before

New York Post

Lucas Duda has rough night in ‘odd’ return to old home

Lucas Duda stood in front of his old locker in the Mets clubhouse Monday and wasn’t quite sure what to make of the situation. “It’s definitely kind of odd to be back, especially under the circumstances,” Duda said before playing first base for the Rays in a 5-1 loss to the Yankees at Citi Field....

Washington Times

Rays move into Citi Field, their home away from home

NEW YORK (AP) - Evan Longoria was in David Wright's lockers just inside the entrance to the Mets clubhouse, where the Giants and Virginia Tech football helmets had been removed along with the rest of New York's gear. Lucas Duda, traded from the Mets to the Rays in July, was ...

Journal News

Yankees vs. Rays at Citi Field: Ticket information

Tickets for the Yankees-Rays series at Citi Field are available via Mets.com/Irma, as well as the Citi Field box office and at 718-507-8499.         

Sports Illustrated

Series With Rays At Citi Field A Reminder Of Last Time Yankees Moved To Queens

The Yankees-Rays series at Citi Field isn't the first time New York has had to play games at the Mets' home stadium.

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Surreal scenes from Citi Field: 'Weird' week begins as Yankees play Rays on Mets' turf

Surreal scenes from Citi Field: 'Weird' week begins as Yankees play Rays on Mets' turf

Journal News

Remembering the last time Yankees played host at Mets' stadium

Hurricane Irmas devastating path through Florida has forced the Rays-Yankees series to be switched from Tampa Bay to Queens.         

New York Post

Yankees fans won’t have easy travel due to other Citi Field event

Yankees fans, meet the 7 Line. With the Bronx Bombers’ series against the Rays set to relocate from the Tampa Bay area to Citi Field on Monday through Wednesday, the Mets are encouraging fans to take mass transit to the games in Queens. The Mets are also hosting the Meadows Music & Arts Festival in...

Amazin Avenue

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 253: We’re not doctors

We talk plenty about injuries but also about other stuff. Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio. This week, we go on a bunch of diversions, discuss the newest Mets, and more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss the 2006 Mets for reasons that are frankly a bit murky, as well as discuss the Mets' recent injuries and pitching performances. (1:00) Steve Sypa returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (53:05) Aaron Yorke looks at the Mets' recent signing of Nori Aoki. (1:07:19) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on this week's Panic City Meter. (1:14:27) As always,...

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The Mets are building...something(?) in the bullpen

Suspension, injuries, and regression tanked the performance of the Mets bullpen. What are they doing to avoid a similar mess next season? What happens to your baseball team when it begins a season lacking quality pitching depth in the minor leagues? Well, it probably looks a lot like the 2017 New York Mets. Back in the spring, the idea that the Mets may have lacked in pitching depth was mostly scoffed at. They had seven starting pitchers, after all! But 5 months and over 700 runs allowed later, it might be worth revisiting this issue: the Mets pitching depth was not as good as many...

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Wilmer Flores done for the season with broken nose

The infielder broke his nose on his own foul ball. On Thursday, the Mets announced that Wilmer Flores will be out for the rest of the season due to the broken nose he suffered on Saturday in Houston. In a season mired with injuries for the Mets, this was perhaps the most bizarre injury of them all, as Flores suffered the fracture when he fouled an inside pitch right into his own face. While the Mets initially said that Flores could return to the field as early as this past Tuesday, the 26-year-old had his nose re-examined by doctors on Thursday, after which it was deemed he could not play...

Washington Times

David Wright still eyeing return despite another surgery

NEW YORK (AP) - Mets captain David Wright is still hoping to return to the major leagues even after surgery Tuesday to fix the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the latest obstacle in the 34-year-old's lengthy comeback attempt. Wright was at Citi Field with his right arm in a ...

NorthJersey.com

Video: Girardi on change of venue for Rays series

Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, the logistics and reacts to the change of venue to the Mets home, Citi Field, for his teams upcoming series against the Tampa Bay Rays with Hurricane Irma threatening Florida.        

Baltimore Sun

Camden Yards was an option to host Yankees-Rays in wake of Irma, but series moves to N.Y.

After considering Camden Yards as a site for next week’s New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays series as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Major League Baseball has decided to move the series to Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Moving the three-game series...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Camden Yards was an option to host Yankees-Rays in wake of Irma, but series moves to New York

After considering Camden Yards as a relocation site for next week’s New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays series at Hurricane Irma bears down on the state of Florida, Major League Baseball has decided to move the series to Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Moving...

Washington Times

The Latest: Yankees at Rays moving to Citi Field

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma's impact on sports (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Hurricane Irma has forced next week's series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays to be moved to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday series was set ...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Mets unleash torrent of offense on Phillies

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets, coming off four straight losses, unleashed their fury upon the Phillies and buried them under eleven runs. The pitching, outside of an inning of Jerry Blevins, was mostly forgettable, but the Mets’ bats were hot enough to overcome any mound mediocrity as they took an 11-7 victory. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record. David Wright needs rotator cuff surgery. Peter Botte argues that while the Mets should...

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David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery

The Mets’ captain is set for yet another surgical procedure. David Wright, the Mets’ captain and one of the greatest players in franchise history, will undergo surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on Tuesday. The third baseman had recently attempted to make a comeback to the big leagues and played in a handful of games with the High-A St. Lucie Mets before shutting down the rehab stint. Over the past three seasons, Wright has been haunted by injuries. What initially appeared to be a hamstring injury early in the 2015 season turned out to be spinal stenosis, he was found to have a...

Washington Times

Mets' David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery

NEW YORK (AP) - David Wright will have surgery on his right rotator cuff, ending any hopes of returning to the New York Mets this season. The 34-year-old captain will have surgery in New York on Tuesday, the Mets said before their Labor Day game with Philadelphia. Wright last played ...

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Mets infielder T.J. Rivera to have Tommy John surgery

Rivera has not played for several weeks and will now have the procedure. You might be losing track of all the Mets’ injured players this year—understandably—but infielder T.J. Rivera will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow this week. While that surgery has more significant implications for pitchers, it’s not necessarily a breeze for a position player to come back from. Having made his way from the big leagues after starting his career as an undrafted free agent, Rivera impressed in 113 plate appearances last year and followed that debut up with a solid campaign this...

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.