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Mets acquire reliever Torres from Padres

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 4 days 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' Wheeler has successful Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 12 hours 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...

Mets' Wheeler has torn UCL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Mets did not disclose the severity of the tear, but the injury most times leads to Tommy John surgery. Doctors, however, could recommend rest and rehab for a partial tear. Wheeler underwent an MRI exam Saturday in Florida and the results were reviewed...

Mets' Edgin to have Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets reliever Josh Edgin will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2015 season. Edgin was likely going to be the Mets' only left-handed reliever entering the season. He underwent tests earlier this week, revealing a damaged ligament in the elbow. The 28-year-old was quoted on the Mets' website as saying it was the "best decision for my future."...

New York Mets 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
After six consecutive losing seasons, tied with Houston for the longest active streak in the majors, the Mets believe they can finally break the .500 mark — and these days, if you do that, you can contend for a wild card. Anything less would be a bitter disappointment for the Mets. Some of their young players made meaningful strides last season, and their veterans should still have enough...

Recap: Atlanta vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirk Nieuwenheis went 4-for-4 to help the New York Mets win their spring opener by an 8-2 score over the Atlanta Braves. The Mets broke the game open on Johnny Monell's three-run home run off veteran Jose Veras in a five-run sixth inning. A pair of newcomers helped the Braves scored both of their runs in the first inning against Mets starter...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 hour ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...

Mets agree to terms with Parnell

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets agreed to terms with pitcher Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract Wednesday. Parnell, 30, appeared in one game last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery. The right-hander may not be ready for the start of the season, but he is reportedly progressing as scheduled. When healthy, he is expected to vie as the Mets' closer, a role...

Mets sign P Carlyle to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets signed pitcher Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract on Monday. The 37-year-old righty went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA over 27 games last season with the Mets. He held the opposition scoreless in 21 of his 27 appearances. Over eight seasons in the majors since 1999, he is 12-13 with a 5.13 ERA in 139 games (27 starts) with the Padres,...

Mets farmhand Mazzilli suspended 50 games

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets minor leaguer L.J. Mazzilli has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug and Prevention Treatment Program. This is the second positive test for Mazzilli, who is the son of former major leaguer Lee Mazzilli. L.J. Mazzilli is currently on the roster for the Mets' Single-A team in St. Lucie of the Florida State...