Player News - Mets

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Yoenis Cespedes said after Friday's game that his left ankle is fine.

Cespedes, who returned from a mild left wrist sprain on Friday, turned his left ankle on the first base bag when he was picked off in the seventh inning. He was on the ground for a moment in obvious pain before walking off the field with a trainer, but he went back out to play his position in the bottom of the inning and managed to finish the game. "It bothered me a little once I twisted it at first base, but I'm OK," Cespedes said through an interpreter.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Jun 25 - 8:50 AM

Steven Matz downplayed any issue with his elbow after Friday's start against the Braves.

Matz, who has been dealing with some elbow tightness of late, held the Braves scoreless over the first four innings Friday before giving up six runs on eight hits in the fifth while showing a dip in velocity. Cameras showed him rubbing his elbow in the dugout before going out for the inning, but the young southpaw said his elbow wasn't a factor in his unraveling. "Not really. No. It's been tight, but it's fine," said Matz. "I was able to throw the ball fine the first four innings." Matz had just two swinging strikes in his 78 pitches on Friday.
Jun 25 - 8:45 AM

James Loney went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a hit-by-pitch, and three runs scored Friday in an 8-6 victory over the Braves.

He also made a heck of a play at first base to end the game. The Mets’ offense has been struggling in a big way, but Loney has done a fine job as the regular first baseman since joining the team at the end of May. He’s now batting .305/.367/.463 with two home runs and eight RBI through 22 games. He’s not a relevant option in mixed fantasy leagues, but the Mets are happy with what he’s providing right now.
Jun 24 - 11:06 PM

Jeurys Familia survived some drama for a four-out save in Friday’s win over the Braves.

Familia entered the game with one on in the bottom of the eighth and managed to induce a ground out from Adonis Garcia to end the threat, but he got into immediate trouble in the ninth by giving up a single to Tyler Flowers and hitting Erick Aybar with a pitch. Chase d’Arnaud attempted to move the runners into scoring position with a bunt, but Wilmer Flores started an unusual double play after diving for the ball. Familia struck out Jace Peterson swinging for the final out, but the ball got away and he needed an excellent throw from Travis d’Arnaud and a brilliant stretch from James Loney at first base to get the out. Familia now owns the team record with 25 consecutive saves to begin a season.
Jun 24 - 11:05 PM

Steven Matz was chased after giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Braves on Friday.

Matz allowed just one hit over the first four innings and carried an 8-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth, but he completely fell apart after Yoenis Cespedes lost a fly ball in the lights. He ended up giving up eight hits in the frame. The big blow was a three-run homer by Brandon Snyder of all people. It was a stunning turn of events. While Matz didn’t issue a walk, he also didn’t strike out any of the 21 batters he faced and induced just two swinging strikes. His ERA jumped from 2.74 to 3.29 on the night. Not what you want to see after he dealt with some elbow stiffness in his most recent start, but he claims to be fine. Matz lines up for a start against the first-place Nationals next week.
Jun 24 - 11:04 PM

Travis d’Arnaud knocked in three runs Friday against the Braves.

D’Arnaud knocked in a run with a ground out in the second inning before delivering a two-run single in the fourth. It was his first hit since coming off the disabled list earlier this week. The 27-year-old owns an ugly .175/.254/.228 batting line through 16 games this season, but he’s capable of much better if healthy. He could find himself closer to the middle of the lineup if he turns it around, so he should be picked up in most mixed leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 24 - 11:03 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Cespedes missed just one start with a mild left wrist sprain. He was given a cortisone shot and is now ready to go, playing center field and batting third on Friday.
Jun 24 - 3:55 PM

Michael Conforto bruised his left knee in Thursday's loss to the Braves but remained in the game.

Conforto banged his knee against the wall while chasing down a fly ball by Emilio Bonifacio for the final out of the fourth inning. He was helped to the dugout by a trainer but never exited. He made a nice defensive play later in the game by gunning down Bonifacio at the plate to end the seventh inning. Sometimes players don't feel the full effects of an injury right away because they're hopped up on adrenaline. If Conforto's knee swells up, there's a chance he could be given the day off on Friday. Regardless, it doesn't appear to be a serious injury.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 23 - 11:55 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

Matt Harvey limited the Braves to two runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision on Thursday.

Harvey struck out just three but didn't walk a batter, and he left in line for his fifth win before the bullpen blew the lead. It still wasn't vintage Harvey, but he's been pretty good for about a month now despite a 4-9 record overall. Harvey will try to continue working on his 4.64 ERA and 1.38 WHIP Tuesday at the Nationals.
Jun 23 - 10:53 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) said he's "ready to play."

Manager Terry Collins gave Cespedes the night off Thursday after receiving a cortisone injection in his sprained wrist a day earlier. Cespedes doesn't seem to be showing any ill effects and hopes to return as soon as possible. Alejandro De Aza will handle center field Thursday night but if Cespedes has his way, he'll be back there on Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 23 - 6:04 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Colon had his last start cut short after taking a comebacker off his right thumb. However, he escaped with just a bruise and should be fine for his next start Sunday against Atlanta. The 43-year-old holds a steady 3.00 ERA across 81 innings this season.
Jun 23 - 4:20 PM

Noah Syndergaard (elbow) has been cleared to take his next turn Monday in Washington, D.C.

Syndergaard made an early exit from his start Wednesday against the Royals after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right elbow, but an MRI came back clean and he was prescribed anti-inflammatory medication. Syndergaard also had some elbow troubles last month, but tests taken then also turned up negative. The ace right-hander looks like a safe start in all fantasy formats Monday versus the rival Nationals.
Jun 23 - 3:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is out of the Mets' starting lineup Thursday against the Braves.

Cespedes suffered a mild left wrist sprain Wednesday on a hard swing in the fifth inning. He was given a cortisone injection and might be rested a few more days, but it sounds like he is going to avoid the disabled list. Alejandro De Aza is in center field and batting eighth on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Jun 23 - 3:37 PM

Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been promoted from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.

Rosario earned the promotion by batting .309/.359/.442 with three home runs, 40 RBI, 13 stolen bases, and 27 runs scored in 66 games at the High-A level. The 20-year-old top shortstop prospect will be one of the youngest players in the Double-A Eastern League.
Jun 23 - 3:10 PM


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