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The Mets are expected to recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

The 40-year-old outfielder has been ripping the cover off the ball in the minor leagues, hitting .395 with a homer and nine RBI in his first 15 games. It's unclear how he'll be used, but he remains an intriguing option for NL-only leagues.
Apr 20 - 7:04 PM

David Wright went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets' 4-3, 14-inning win over the Braves on Sunday.

All four hits were singles, as the Mets didn't register an extra-base hit in the marathon win. He's got an 11-game hitting streak and is 12-for-24 (.500) in recent days. The four-hit day raised his season average to .316.
Apr 20 - 6:18 PM

Jose Valverde earned his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless 14th inning on Sunday.

After being removed from the closer's role on Saturday, Valverde was called on to keep the game tied Sunday afternoon. He allowed a single but was otherwise spotless, and he was rewarded for his work when the Mets pushed a run across in the bottom half of the inning. He'll need a lot more days like that before he inserts his name back into the Mets' closer discussion.
Apr 20 - 6:10 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with his first stolen base of the year in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Duda had two singles on the afternoon, driving in a run and also scoring in the win. Duda's first stolen base of the year was also the third of his career and first since 2012. With Ike Davis now out of the picture, Duda figures to get the majority of playing time for the Mets going forward.
Apr 20 - 6:07 PM

Zack Wheeler allowed three runs -- on three consecutive doubles in the fifth inning -- over six innings in Sunday's 14-inning win over the Braves.

Wheeler didn't factor in the decision. The right-hander was done in by a bad three-batter stretch, giving up three runs on doubles by Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman in succession. Otherwise, Wheeler limited the Braves to three hits and three walks over his six innings. He struck out six in the outing. The no-decision keeps him at 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA to begin the year. He'll look to get on track Saturday against the Reds.
Apr 20 - 6:02 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Kyle Farnsworth has supplanted Jose Valverde as the team's new closer.

Farnsworth has pitched well for the Mets in the early going, allowing just one run over his first 7 1/3 relief innings. However, his velocity has been declining for a few years now and he hasn't had an effective full season since 2011. It's a move that's unlikely to work out, but the Mets don't have any great options.
Apr 20 - 10:14 AM

Curtis Granderson is hitting in the No. 2 spot in Sunday's game versus the Braves.

Granderson is hitting only .154/.267/.288 with a homer and four RBI in his first 15 games as a Met, so manager Terry Collins has decided to move him out of the cleanup spot. Daniel Murphy, who is normally the No. 2 hitter, is now hitting fourth. Travis d'Arnaud and Ruben Tejada are getting the day off Sunday, with Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla filling in.

According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, the Mets are likely to make a change at closer.

Valverde surrendered three runs Saturday against the Braves in his latest of a string of rough outings. Mets manager Terry Collins said he would address his players before making an official announcement to the media. Vic Black has been putting up zeroes at Triple-A, but his control is still an issue. The Mets might go with a committee.
Apr 19 - 10:51 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.

Colon struck out six batters and issued just one walk, but he was otherwise far too hittable. The right-hander is now 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in four starts with his new team. A tough date with the Cardinals is next.
Apr 19 - 10:39 PM

John Lannan has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lannan had the option to elect free agency, but he has decided to remain in the Mets organization for now. The lefty had a 15.75 ERA in five relief appearances.
Apr 19 - 6:56 PM

Jenrry Mejia (blister) has been cleared to start Monday in the Mets' series-opener against the Cardinals.

Mejia made it through a bullpen session Saturday without being bothered by the blister on his right middle finger. The 24-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in three starts this year, but St. Louis is a tough fantasy matchup.
Apr 19 - 5:11 PM

Jenrry Mejia (blister) will try to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to start Monday against the Cardinals. Mejia tore open a big blister on his hand Tuesday after throwing five scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 16 innings this season for the Mets.
Apr 19 - 4:06 PM

Mets prospect outfielder Brandon Nimmo went 4-for-5 with a walk and a triple on Friday for High-A St. Lucie.

Nimmo seems to be finding his stroke in 2014, as he is hitting .407/.507/.542 with three doubles, one triple, and one home run through 15 games. Nimmo has 12 walks and 14 strikeouts while making 14 starts in center field. Despite concerns about his range forcing Nimmo into an outfield corner, the Mets are clearly trying to see if Nimmo can find a way to stay in center field.
Apr 19 - 9:36 AM

Curtis Granderson returned to action on Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a loss to the Braves.

The Mets entire offense was stifled by Aaron Harang in this one, getting just a David Wright single and nothing more. Granderson has struggled in the early going of his Mets tenure, slashing .154/.267/.288 with a homer and four RBI in his first 15 games.
Apr 19 - 4:56 AM

Jon Niese tossed six innings of one-run ball Friday in a loss to the Braves.

Niese was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Mets were hitless at the time. The southpaw gave up four hits and three walks while striking out seven batters. The lone run scored on a Chris Johnson double in the second inning. While Niese fell to 0-2 on the year, he now has a 2.84 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 19 inning across three starts. He'll get the Cardinals next week at home.
Apr 18 - 10:38 PM


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