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Vic Black has been diagnosed with a small disk herniation on the right side of his neck.

It's affecting the strength and movement of his right triceps muscle, which is obviously then affecting his pitching. Black had been scheduled to join the Mets' bullpen this week, but that obviously won't happen. The right-handed reliever is out indefinitely.
Apr 20 - 3:02 PM

Jerry Blevins will have a splint on his fractured left forearm for the next six weeks.

Blevins should be able to resume throwing once those six weeks are over, but then he'll need at least another two weeks to rebuild his arm strength. The left-handed reliever suffered a distal radius fracture Sunday when he got struck by a comebacker and can be ruled out until at least mid-June. He had rattled off seven scoreless appearances this season for the Mets.
Apr 20 - 3:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud has a metacarpal fracture in his right hand and will be in a splint for the next three weeks.

D'Arnaud will be allowed to resume baseball activities after those three weeks are up if the fracture is healed and he feels pain-free. The 26-year-old catcher suffered the injury Sunday when he was hit on the right hand by a pitch and it sounds like he'll be out until sometime in late May. Kevin Plawecki will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Apr 20 - 2:57 PM

Mets prospect Matt Reynolds impressed with four hits Saturday for Triple-A Las Vegas.

He also bagged a pair of stolen bases. For Reynolds, the hits have come in bunches. He already has four multi-hit games but has also gone hitless three times. The 24-year-old batted .343 across two levels last season and is off to another good start.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 19 - 5:37 PM

Mets prospect Michael Conforto continued his power binge with another home run Saturday for High-A St. Lucie.

He has eight RBI in his last four games. St. Lucie has been batting him in the No. 3 spot and for good reason. He's hitting .333 with a slugging percentage that would rival Barry Bonds in his prime. New York drafted Conforto in the first round last year out of Oregon State. So far, the 22-year-old has lived up to his massive billing.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 19 - 5:19 PM

Vic Black is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder/neck.

Black had been expected to rejoin the Mets bullpen next week, but his velocity has been down in his minor league rehab appearances, and the Mets want to ensure that everything is alright. They should have an update on his status on Monday.
Apr 19 - 5:11 PM

Hansel Robles will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday to join the Mets' bullpen.

He'll take the spot of left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins, who sustained a broken arm on Sunday. The 24-year-old Robles will work in middle or long relief and is doubtful to provide any fantasy value.
Apr 19 - 5:04 PM

Kevin Plawecki will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas before the Mets' series-opener Tuesday against the Braves.

Mets manager Terry Collins has already confirmed that the 24-year-old prospect will serve as the club's primary catcher for as long as Travis d'Arnaud (hand) remains sidelined. Plawecki has a solid offensive skill set and should be able to carve out mixed league value in deeper two-catcher formats over the next few weeks.
Apr 19 - 5:01 PM

Matt Harvey pitched through an illness in Sunday's start against the Marlins and claimed that he felt weak and had been unable to swallow prior to the game.

That could partially explain why he seemed to wear down in the seventh inning, but was still dominant enough to pick up his third victory of the season. He has been extremely impressive through his first three starts and looks as though he'll be stronger than he was before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Apr 19 - 4:37 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Kevin Plawecki will serve as the team's starting catcher, assuming he's recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Travis d'Arnaud.

It looks as though Collins prefers Anthony Recker in his reserve role and will throw the 24-year-old backstop into the fire to see what he's got. He hit .309/.365/.460 with 11 homers and 64 RBI over 101 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014 and could be worth a look in deeper two-catcher formats for as long as d'Arnaud remains sidelined.
Apr 19 - 4:28 PM

Matt Harvey earned this third win of the season, allowing four runs in six-plus innings as the Mets held on to a 7-6 win versus the Marlins on Sunday.

Harvey had limited the Marlins to two runs over the first six innings, but started the seventh inning and allowed a run on three consecutive singles before departing. Reliever Alex Torres later allowed Harvey's runner to score on a wild pitch. On the afternoon, Harvey gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out seven. He owns a 3.50 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 24/1 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Harvey will face the Yankees in the Bronx next weekend.
Apr 19 - 4:18 PM

Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff walk to convert his sixth save as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Sunday.

With a one-run lead, Familia walked Reid Brignac to start the ninth inning. Brignac was promptly moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dee Gordon, but Familia got back-to-back ground outs to third base to end the game. Despite the win, it was a terrible afternoon for the Mets. Nevertheless, Familia moved to 6-for-6 in save chances since taking over for the injured and suspended Jenrry Mejia.
Apr 19 - 4:11 PM

Ruben Tejada went 1-for-4 with a three-run double as the Mets escaped with a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Tejada struck the big blow in the Mets' seven-run fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to chase Tom Koehler from the game. It was only Tejada's third start of the season. He'll still mostly be relegated to the bench despite the recent injury to third baseman David Wright.
Apr 19 - 4:04 PM

Travis d'Arnaud has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right hand.

The Mets have now lost both d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins to fractures in the same day. It's such rotten timing for d'Arnaud, who was off to a blistering .317/.356/.537 start at the plate. How long he'll be sidelined will depend on the specifics of the fracture, but obviously it's going to be an extended absence. Look for the Mets to promote Kevin Plawecki to fill in for d'Arnaud.
Apr 19 - 3:49 PM

X-rays have revealed that Jerry Blevins has a fractured left forearm.

Blevins suffered the injury when he was hit by a comebacker Sunday. It's a big blow to the Mets' bullpen that already lost lefty Josh Edgin for the season. A timetable for the reliever isn't known at this point, but obviously he's looking at an extended absence. Blevins is unscored upon in seven appearances this season.
Apr 19 - 3:33 PM


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