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Neil Walker | Second Baseman | #20

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Neil Walker is not in the Mets' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
The Mets are rolling with the same lineup they were planning to use before Monday's game was rained out. Kelly Johnson will start at second base and bat fifth, but the struggling Walker should be back in the lineup for the second game. Jul 26 - 12:31 PM

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Neil Walker is out of the Mets' lineup Monday for the second consecutive day.

Walker is batting .190 with a .544 OPS in 163 plate appearances since the beginning of June. Kelly Johnson will get another start at second base and bat fifth versus Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
Jul 25 - 3:22 PM

Neil Walker is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base for Walker. Travis d'Arnaud is also sitting out, as Rene Rivera is doing the catching. Michael Conforto is getting his first career start in center field Sunday.

Neil Walker is getting the day off Wednesday.

Kelly Johnson will start at second base and bat sixth in the matinee game versus Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Walker has 16 home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Jul 20 - 11:36 AM

Neil Walker slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Phillies.

His sixth-inning blast off Jeremy Hellickson was his only hit in four trips to the plate on Friday, but it proved to be the big hit in the ballgame. He’s now up to 16 homers on the year, which equals his total from all of last season. Walker batted cleanup Friday and could continue to stick there until Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is ready to return.
Jul 15 - 10:38 PM

Neil Walker is not in the Mets starting lineup on Tuesday.

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that he wanted to get Walker a day off, and he now has the flexibility to do so with Jose Reyes on board. Wilmer Flores will start in his place at second base on Tuesday while Reyes mans the hot corner.
Jul 5 - 4:41 PM

Neil Walker went 2-for-2 with two RBI in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.

Walker drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third before collecting an RBI single in the fifth. The runs batted in were his first in a week, as Walker entered the game 1-for-19 in his previous five games. The cold snap has the 30-year-old's season line down to .263/.331/.466 with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored.
Jun 23 - 11:12 PM

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in the Mets' 6-4 win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Walker hit a two-run home run off Pirates starter Juan Nicasio in the third inning, his 14th homer of the year. It was his first game in five days after he was sidelined with back tightness. He seems to be feeling better, and the 30-year-old is batting .275/.346/.498 with 28 RBI and 26 runs scored on the year.
Jun 16 - 10:28 PM

Neil Walker (back) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.

Walker will bat cleanup versus Pirates right-hander Juan Nicasio. He's been out all week with lower back tightness, but received clearance from doctors Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 3:16 PM

The Mets are hopeful that Neil Walker (back) will be able to play in Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.

Walker has been suffering from lower back tightness over the last four days, but he visited a doctor on Wednesday afternoon and apparently received clearance to return to action. Backs can be balky, though, making his status for Thursday less than guaranteed. Matt Reynolds started at second base for New York on Wednesday night.
Jun 15 - 10:41 PM

Neil Walker will have his lower-back tightness examined by a doctor.

Walker was forced out of Sunday's game against the Brewers due to a tight lower back. He hasn't played since and is not in Wednesday's lineup. His checkup with the doctor should provide some clarity as to the extent of the injury.
Jun 15 - 4:15 PM

Neil Walker (back) remains absent from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Walker has been sidelined since leaving Sunday's series finale against the Brewers with lower back tightness. Matt Reynolds is starting at second base and batting seventh Wednesday versus the Pirates.
Jun 15 - 3:17 PM

Neil Walker (back) remains out of the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Walker hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game with lower back tightness. He was due to see a doctor upon returning to New York, so more should be known on his status soon. Kelly Johnson is starting in his place at second base on Tuesday. Manager Terry Collins said Walker might be available as a pinch-hitter.
Jun 14 - 3:15 PM

Neil Walker left Saturday's game against the Brewers with lower back tightness.

Kelly Johnson replaced him at second base. Walker went 0-for-2 with a fly out and a groundout before exiting in the fourth inning. It's too early to tell if Walker will land on the disabled list but if he does, Triple-A infielder Dilson Herrera would be the obvious choice to replace him on the active roster. Walker has been excellent in his first year with New York, hitting .271 with 13 round-trippers.
Jun 11 - 6:00 PM

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Walker took White Sox starter Mat Latos deep in the third inning, his second homer in as many games. He's now, somewhat quietly, fourth in the NL in homers with 13 through the season's first two months. The second baseman, playing for a payday this winter, is hitting .278/.335/.523 in his first season in Queens.
May 31 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Logan Verrett
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Seth Lugo
9Jenrry Mejia