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Mets Promote Kirk Nieuwenhuis, DFA Slumping Ankiel

June 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Well, it was a nice run. OK, not really. The Mets finally ended the Rick Ankiel experiment today, demoting him after a dreadful two weeks. Ankiel has been struggling at the plate the entire season, but has recently began striking out at a ridiculous rate, striking out three times in four at-bats [...]

Alderson: Mets Will Limit Zack Wheeler To 180-185 Innings

May 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson told reporters today that the organization will limit top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to 180 to 185 innings this season, likely meaning he will have to go through an end-of-season shutdown, similar to Matt Harvey last year. Alderson said the organization prefers to add no more [...]

Johan Santana Out For Year With Re-Torn Anterior Capsule

March 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Well, if there was a worst-case scenario for the Mets and Johan Santana: this is it. Sandy Alderson announced on SNY this evening that Santana has likely re-torn his anterior capsule in his left shoulder. This is the exact same injury Santana suffered a few years ago that forced him to have surgery [...]

LaTroy Hawkins Makes Team, Pedro Feliciano Does Not

March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Due to a deadline in his contract, the Mets had to inform right-hander LaTroy Hawkins of whether or not he made the team today. A source told ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin┬áthat Hawkins has been told he has made the major league bullpen. He will make a $1 million base salary for making the [...]

Mets Demote Six More, Making Opening Day Roster Clearer

March 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Mets sent down six more players today, including top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. D’arnaud, 24, was having an excellent spring, hitting .355/.432/.484 with four doubles in 15 games played. He was expected to be optioned to Triple-A sometime before Opening Day, but his [...]

Outfield Prospect Matt den Dekker Breaks Wrist

March 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Matt Den Dekker injured his right wrist in this afternoon’s 9-4 loss to the tigers in Port St. Lucie attempting to make a diving catch in center field. It turns out that his wrist is broken and he is being sent to New York to determine whether he needs surgery on the wrist. Den Dekker, [...]

Mets Name David Wright Team Captain

March 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Collins told reporters today in Port St. Lucie that third baseman David Wright has officially been named team captain. Wright, 30, will become the fourth team captain in Mets history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. He had a .306/.391/.492 slash line with 21 home runs [...]
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