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The Mets have scrapped the idea of trying Michael Conforto out at first base.

They kicked the idea around with Lucas Duda (back) slated to miss significant time but have ultimately decided against it. "Right now Michael has a lot on his plate and I don't need to add more to it," manager Terry Collins said.
May 27 - 4:16 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Cabrera had to leave Wednesday's game due to back spasms, but he rested up during the off day Thursday and is now ready to go. He's at shortstop and batting second against Julio Urias and the Dodgers.
May 27 - 3:19 PM

Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

The Mets have decided to extend Flores' rehab assignment a bit longer, but he could still conceivably return sometime over the weekend. Flores is slated to take over at first base for the Mets with Lucas Duda (back) on the shelf.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 2:08 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (back) hopes to return for Friday's series opener versus the Dodgers.

Cabrera made an early exit from Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals after experiencing back spasms. "All of a sudden, it locked up on him downstairs as he was stretching," Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. "He says he feels fine and will be ready for Friday. I hope he is." Cabrera is batting .283/.335/.392 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 46 games this season for New York.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
May 26 - 10:13 AM

Jeurys Familia picked up his 16th save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Nationals.

Familia worked around a pair of singles to preserve the Mets' two-run lead. The 26-year-old closer has a 2.01 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 18/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this season. He struck out one on Wednesday.
May 25 - 4:05 PM

Steven Matz worked eight scoreless innings Wednesday in the Mets' 2-0 defeat of the Nationals.

Matz carved his way through the Bryce Harper-less lineup in Washington, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He did actually face Harper in a pinch-hit situation in the bottom of the eighth and got him to ground out. Matz, 24, boasts a 7-1 record, 2.36 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 50/9 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings (eight starts) this season. He'll look to stay ace-like next time out against the White Sox.
May 25 - 3:51 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with back spasms.

Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Nationals in the bottom of the first inning, with Matt Reynolds taking over at shortstop. Asdrubal apparently felt the discomfort during pregame warmups. This doesn't sound like a serious issue, but you never know with the Mets and their recent rash of back issues.
May 25 - 1:28 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Matt Reynolds came on to play shortstop in the bottom of the first inning. Cabrera didn't bat in the top of the first, so this is an odd one. There should be an update from the Mets within the hour.
May 25 - 1:16 PM

Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) has reported to the Mets' spring training facilities in Florida.

And the plan calls for d'Arnaud to resume full baseball activities on Thursday, per assistant general manager John Ricco. The 27-year-old catcher has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a strained right rotator cuff and remains without an exact timetable for activation. If he can avoid setbacks, it's possible we'll see him return in late June. But that's really just a guess.
May 25 - 12:00 PM

Matt Harvey will take his next turn in the Mets' rotation Monday versus the White Sox.

There was some talk of skipping Harvey or even trying a phantom disabled list stint after he got lit up for five runs over five innings Tuesday against the Nationals. The right-hander has allowed 19 runs -- 16 earned -- over his last 13 1/3 innings (three starts) and owns a rough 6.08 ERA for the year. But there will be no drastic changes yet.
May 25 - 11:05 AM

Matt Harvey added another chapter to his nightmarish season Tuesday, yielding five runs over five frames in a loss to the Nationals.

Harvey looked better early on, firing three scoreless frames. However, the Nationals tagged him with back-to-back home runs in the fourth and then three more runs in the fifth, punctuated by a Daniel Murphy two-run shot into the upper deck. Harvey has now surrendered at least five runs in three straight outings and his ERA has ballooned to 6.08. Mets manager Terry Collins indicated after the game that Harvey probably wouldn't make his next start, although it's unclear at this point what exactly the plan is.
May 24 - 10:48 PM

Eric Campbell smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

He also drove in a run with a groundout. Campbell's longball didn't ultimately amount to much, as it came with one out in the ninth inning and cut the Mets' deficit from five to three. He's serving as the first baseman for now with Lucas Duda (back) out but will likely be pushed aside this weekend with Wilmer Flores (hamstring) slated to return.
May 24 - 10:37 PM

Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined.
May 24 - 8:43 PM

David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran Wright.
May 24 - 3:38 PM

Bartolo Colon limited the Nationals to one run over seven frames in Monday's 7-1 win.

Colon had arguably his worst start of the season last week against the Nats at home, but he held them in check on the road. The rotund right-hander struck out just two and issued two walks, but he gave up only five singles on the night. Colon has been a little hit-or-miss of late but will take a nice 3.44 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into this weekend's matchup against the Dodgers.
May 23 - 11:36 PM


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