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Mets top pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki undergoes Tommy John surgery

There is no such thing as a pitching prospect. Sigh. Despite pitching only 83.1 professional innings since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Thomas Szapucki’s young career has been fraught with injuries. A lower back injury ended his 2016 season prematurely, and a shoulder impingement delayed the start of his 2017 campaign. On July 6, the southpaw felt tightness in his pitching forearm and was removed from his start after recording just two outs. He was placed on the seven-day disabled list, and wound up undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 21-year-old Toms River...

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Mets injury update: Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey resume throwing

Both pitchers have missed significant time after suffering different injuries. Both Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey returned to throwing a baseball this afternoon at Citi Field. This comes just three days after GM Sandy Alderson hinted that both could pick up a baseball in the near future when he met with the press on Friday before the series against the Rockies. Noah Syndergaard is working his way back from a lat injury he sustained on April 30 against the Nationals. This injury famously came on the heels of him refusing an MRI after he developed biceps tendinitis and had to be scratched...

Washington Times

Scuffling Mets could be big sellers at trade deadline

When the season began, the New York Mets thought they'd be fighting for first place this time of year. Instead, they could be one of baseball's busiest sellers before the July 31 trade deadline. Surprisingly poor pitching and another string of injuries to top players have put the underperforming Mets ...

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Final Score: Mets 9, Rockies 3—Rockies rolled

Mets score early, often in second straight blowout over Colorado. Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood walked his first two batters. One batter later, Jay Bruce parked one of Chatwood’s first offerings in the strike zone just to the left of the home run apple in center field for a quick 3-0 lead. Chatwood would leave with an undisclosed injury, and the Mets would pile on against Chris Rusin, adding one more in the first inning (charged to Chatwood) on a Travis d’Arnaud RBI single and three more in the second inning, taking a commanding 7-0 lead after two innings. It was all Seth Lugo over...

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Mets vs. Rockies Recap: Lu-goes deep

Mets ride bat, arm of Seth Lugo past Rockies. Rockies' starter Tyler Chatwood was incredibly wild from the outset Saturday, walking Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera to start the game. One batter later, Jay Bruce blasted a rare offering in the strike zone just to the left of the Home Run Apple, giving the Mets an early lead en route to a 9-3 win, their second straight blowout victory over the second Wild Card-leading Rockies. After surrendering one more walk, Chatwood was pulled due to an injury concern, making way for Chris Rusin. Rusin proved no more successful,...

Washington Times

Rockies RHP Chatwood leaves with injury in wild 1st inning

NEW YORK (AP) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood left his start with an injury Saturday night after getting only one out in a wild first inning against the New York Mets. The right-hander walked three of five batters he faced and gave up Jay Bruce's three-run homer. After throwing ...

All Things Rockies | Denver Post

Rockies’ Tyler Chatwood removed from game with injury in first inning vs. Mets

Rockies right-handed starter Tyler Chatwood was removed from Saturday night's game against the New York Mets with an apparent injury.

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Mets injury update: Sandy Alderson provides updates on Syndergaard, Harvey, Walker, and more

The Mets have some rare good news on the injury front. Sandy Alderson dished out a bevy of injury updates in a press conference today, and by and large the news was good. Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard are close to being cleared to throw, and Jeurys Familia has already started throwing. Josh Smoker should also be activated in the 3-to-4 days. On the position player side, Neil Walker is 7-to-10 days away. Walker’s looming return to the field might be the most important bit of news. In the last year of his contract, he could be enticing to a contender looking for some reinforcement at...

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Jacob deGrom had a strange first half for the Mets

Jacob deGrom’s first half was a different experience than we are used to. Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ lone pillar of reliability in what can only be described as a ravaged rotation. There has been a litany of injuries that have either derailed seasons or delayed them from getting started in the first place. And even when the pitchers have pitched, the results have been largely unimpressive. deGrom’s 17 first-half starts lead the team, and his 111 innings pitched lead the Mets by a whopping 35 innings. Despite his heath and reliability, he has had a very strange and un-deGrom-like...

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Jeurys Familia begins throwing program

The reliever is still weeks away from a potential return. Mets closer Jeurys Familia has started a throwing program down in Port St. Lucie. While this still puts the reliever at least a few weeks away from a potential return, it does represent rare and welcome good news on the injury front for the Mets. Familia, who started the season on the suspended list for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy, appeared in only 11 games and recorded three saves before a blood clot was discovered in his right shoulder after blowing a save against the Giants on May 10. Familia had surgery to remove...

New York Post

This is the All-Star Game from Mets hell

MIAMI — As if the Mets did not endure enough injury in the first half, the All-Star Game felt assembled to specifically insult them. Most of their talent went M-I-A in the first half, thus, just one, Michael Conforto, made it to M-I-A-M-I for the Midsummer Classic. Conforto, as a Met, naturally spent time just...

New York Post

Even Mets pitching prospects are going down

Mets pitchers are dropping like, well, like Mets pitchers drop. A season that has been defined by injury and frustration saw more injury and frustration through the minor league system this week. First, with Cameron Planck announced he would be having shoulder surgery that would keep him out until next spring training, and next came...

New York Daily News

Mets place Brandon Nimmo on DL with partially collapsed lung

n the newest, and perhaps weirdest, of Mets injuries Brandon Nimmo was placed on the disabled list with a partially collapsed lung.

Scout

New York Mets Updated Injury Report

The injury bug has struck the New York Mets all season and has forced them to use 41 different players.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Mets

Before heading into the all-star break, the Cardinals will host the injury-riddled New York Mets for a three-game series starting Friday.

Amazin Avenue

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 245: Blame Barwis?

We dwell on the Mets’ injuries and their struggles against the Nationals. Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where all hope is lost. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails and talk about the offseason plans—yes, already. (1:28) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 marathon regular season games. (36:42) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (42:11) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (53:50) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@SteveSypa), Brian...

New York Daily News

Mets’ pitching, defense struggle in ugly 11-4 loss to Nationals

The injuries for the Mets are one thing. The defense and pitching, however, are different stories.

New York Daily News

T.J. Rivera exits Mets - Nationals with apparent injury

Add T.J. Rivera to the growing list of Mets health concerns, and outfielders are now hard to come by.

Journal News

Report: Mets minor-league pitcher Logan Taylor hurt after being attacked by homeless man

Logan Taylor, a pitcher for the Las Vegas 51s, suffered a concussion after being attacked by homeless man, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.         

New York Daily News

Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes out Tuesday after injury on final play

Yoenis Cespedes felt a cramp in his right hamstring as he tried to make a sliding catch on the final play of the Mets 3-2 loss.

Newark Star-Ledger

Mets Terry Collins reacts to Yankees Dustin Fowler's injury

Terry Collins is hoping Dustin Fowler finds his way back into the majors.

New York Daily News

As injuries pile up, Mets should heed Ron Darling's advice

Ron Darling just said what every Mets fans has been screaming at their television sets for years.

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Mets place Robert Gsellman on the DL, recall Matt Reynolds from Vegas

Another day, another injury for the Mets. The Mets officially placed Robert Gsellman on the 10-day disabled list today after he strained his hamstring during Tuesday’s loss to the Marlins. They recalled infielder Matt Reynolds from the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s to take his roster spot. Reynolds has yo-yo’d back and forth between Vegas and Queens this season. He was sent back down to Vegas only a week ago, and went 7-for-20 with three home runs during his short stint there. Reynolds has been much less effective in the majors though, and carries a .185/.267./.296 line in 27 at-bats with the...

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Mets Morning News: Another day, another injury

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet The Mets The Mets returned to action last night against the Miami Marlins, and were defeated 6-3. Robert Gsellman had the start, and allowed three runs in three innings before exiting the game with an apparent hamstring injury. Neil Ramirez and Jerry Blevins allowed three more runs in the seventh inning to give the Marlins the win. Choose Your Recap: Amazin’ Avenue long and short, MLB.com, Newsday, New York Post, Daily News, NJ.com After the latest in a seemingly endless string of injuries, Ron Darling had...

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Michael Conforto to miss more time with injury

The young outfielder has a severe bone bruise. The one downside of the Mets’ weekend sweep of the Giants came when Michael Conforto got hit on the wrist by a George Kontos pitch. X-rays came back negative, and the team was hopeful he’d be back in action last night for the series opener against the Marlins. But Conforto didn’t play, and the injury appears to be a bit more complicated. Per multiple reports, he had another x-ray taken on Tuesday, and it revealed what the team is calling a “severe bone bruise.” Conforto is having trouble gripping and swinging a bat. Indications are it...

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Mets vs Marlins recap: Gsellman gets hurt, bullpen woes continue

After the Mets lost Robert Gsellman to injury, the bullpen couldn’t hold a tie in the late innings. Coming off a sweep of the lowly Giants, the Mets failed to keep the momentum going Tuesday night against the Marlins in a battle for third place in the division, dropping the series opener by a score of 6-3. It was a familiar script for the Mets: the offense sputtered, the bullpen faltered, and a starting pitcher got injured. Things started off well for New York, though. For the third time in the last week, Curtis Granderson led off the game with a solo home run, this time...

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.