Tag:New York Mets
Posted on: April 29, 2010 12:02 pm

Mets' Beltran not close to return

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, is not close to returning.

A team official confirmed on Wednesday that Beltran was fitted for a custom right knee brace in the hopes of accelerating his rehabilitation.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:47 pm

Mets likely to call up first-base prospect Davis

New York-based SNY reports that the Mets will call up first-base prospect Ike Davis before Monday night's game against the Cubs.

The 23-year-old is batting .364 in 33 at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo.  He was scratched from Buffalo's Monday lineup, adding to the rumors of his call-up.

Davis combined to hit .298 with 20 homers and 71 RBI between Double-A Binghamton and Class A Port St. Lucie last season.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 8, 2010 6:25 pm
Edited on: April 8, 2010 6:31 pm

Mets' Reyes might be in Saturday's lineup

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports Mets shortstop Jose Reyes might be in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

Reyes, sidelined with a thyroid condition, is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. He has been playing in minor league games at the Mets' spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"The physical conditioning part is going extremely well," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. "He's getting enough at-bats, so we will do another evaluation [Thursday] after he plays in St. Lucie."

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 5, 2010 11:09 am

Mets ace Santana slated for Tuesday start

Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News that Johan Santana felt good after tossing 40 pitches during a Thursday workout.

"I don't feel anything in my arm," Santana told the Daily News. "That's a good sign."

Santana is schedule to make his first spring training start Tuesday against the Astros in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:50 pm

Mets closing in on Japanese lefty Takahashi

Brian Costa of the Newark Star-Ledger reports the Mets reached an agreement with left-hander Hisanori Takahashi on a minor league deal.

The 34-year-old Japanese hurler was 10-6 with a 2.94 ERA for the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants last season.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 1:12 pm

Sheffield considering options

George A. King III of the New York Post is reporting the Mets aren't interested in 41-year-old veteran slugger Gary Sheffield.

Sheffield, who batted .276 with 10 homers and 43 RBI in 100 games last season for the Mets, told the Post he has not been contacted by the Mets. He did say he was considering offers from other teams.

Sheffield, who made his major league debut in 1988 with the Brewers, has 509 homers with 1,676 RBI, while batting .292 in his career.



Posted on: February 10, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Nats pursuing Wang; Dodgers to witness workout

MLB.com is reporting the Nationals are highly interested in free-agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang. At the team's FanFest on Jan. 31, general manager Mike Rizzo said the team was looking for one more veteran starter.

Wang, who had shoulder surgery in July, went 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA for the Yankees last season before shutting it down for the surgery. In 2006, he was 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA and in '07, the Japanese pitcher was 19-7 with a 3.70 ERA.

The right-hander, 29, will likely begin the season on the disabled list. He is also receiving interest from the Dodgers and Mets.

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reported on his Twitter page Wednesday morning that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and one of the team's top executives plan on watching Wang throw at some point today.

Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:19 am

Phillies, others, looking at Lowry

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed the Phillies plan to watch Noah Lowry when he auditions for scouts in Arizona. Amaro characterized the team's interest as "moderate" with the Astros, Mets, Rangers and Red Sox also reportedly interested.

Lowry hasn't pitched since 2007 because of a series of arm injuries. Lowry's agent, Damon Lapa, said that although Lowry has not had a setback, they've decided to give the lefty  a little more time in the bullpen before being evaluated.

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