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Mets' Cuddyer exits after getting hit on hand by pitch

By The Sports Network, 6 days 11 hours ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer exited early in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia after getting hit in the hand by a pitch. Cuddyer was the second player plunked by Phillies starter David Buchanan during the second inning. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a left hand contusion. The 36-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with...

MLB hits Mejia with 80-game ban

By The Sports Network, 1 week 2 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will have a little bit more to worry about than missing time due to posterior elbow inflammation. On Saturday, Major League Baseball handed down an 80-game suspension, without pay, to the Dominican-born right-hander after he tested positive for Stanozolol. "I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I...

Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - After a bumpy second inning, Jordan Zimmermann settled in and led the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets. Zimmermann (1-0) worked efficiently, allowing just a run on five hits in six innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Ryan Zimmerman provided the only swing of the bat the Nationals needed in the first inning when he...

Mets' Mejia out at least 10 days

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia is expected to miss at least the next 10 days after being diagnosed with posterior elbow inflammation, Mejia was set to close out Monday's 3-1 win over the Nationals in Washington, but instead was taken to the clubhouse with the team's trainer for evaluation. He underwent an x-ray and MRI which revealed the extent of the...

Recap: Texas vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob deGrom surrendered just one hit and struck out four over four scoreless innings as the New York Mets defeated the Texas Rangers 5-0 in spring training action on Friday. Juan Lagares finished 3-for-4 with a run scored, while David Wright and Curtis Granderson each supplied RBI doubles for the Mets. Starter Logan Verrett gave up one run on three...

Mets lock up Lagares

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets made it official on Thursday, signing outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract with a team option for 2020. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports on Wednesday said the contract is worth $23 million plus a team option of $9.5 million for his first year of free agency in 2020. "This is a place I want...

Report: Mets extend OF Lagares

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets have reportedly signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract extension. Yahoo! Sports is reporting the deal, citing an unnamed major league source, adding the deal will be official after a Thursday physical. Also according to the report, the deal is worth $23 million, covers his remaining four years of arbitration...

Mets acquire reliever Torres from Padres

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 11 hours ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets acquired left- handed pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later on Monday. Torres, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 70 games with San Diego in 2014, striking out 51 and walking 33 in 54 innings. New York has been looking for left-handed help...

Mets send OF den Dekker to Nats for LHP Blevins

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 11 hours ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets acquired left- handed reliever Jerry Blevins from Washington in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker on Monday. After Josh Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery near the start of spring training, the Mets were in need of left-handed pitching out of their bullpen. Earlier on Monday, they acquired lefty Alex Torres from San Diego for...

Mets' Wheeler has successful Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent successful surgery to repair the flexor pronator tendon and reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday. It's expected to take about 14 months for the 24-year-old to be ready to pitch. Wheeler was set to begin his third season in the Mets' rotation. He was 11-11...