Player News - Mets

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Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a crosstown loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He led off the first inning with a double and came home to score on a sacrifice fly lifted by Yoenis Cespedes. The Mets couldn't get much going today and generated only six knocks as a team. The defensive-minded center fielder hasn't received much playing time in a crowded Mets outfield this year. He has a .276 batting average with two homers, eight RBI and 18 runs in 52 games.
Aug 16 - 11:20 PM

Matt Harvey (shoulder) spun three shutout innings Wednesday in a rehab start for Low-A Brooklyn.

He finished with three strikeouts and only allowed one hit over 36 pitches. Harvey fared much better Wednesday than he did in his previous rehab outing on Saturday (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB). He'll still need a couple starts to get his pitch count back up but it won't be long before Harvey is back in the Mets' starting rotation.
Aug 16 - 11:14 PM

Robert Gsellman let in three runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and did not get a decision against the Yankees on Wednesday.

He surrendered only four hits but issued three walks while notching just two strikeouts. He served up a home run to Aaron Judge but there's no shame in that. The big right-hander has failed to live up to the hype generated by the 2.42 ERA he delivered over eight games (seven starts) in his MLB debut a year ago. He has five wins and five losses with a 5.98 ERA and a woeful 1.60 WHIP in 81 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 16 - 11:09 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday in a rehab appearance for High-A St. Lucie.

He made it through the sixth inning in just nine pitches, collecting a walk, a strikeout and an inning-ending double play. Familia is nearing a return after taking over three months to recover from a blood clot in his throwing surgery. A.J. Ramos has been keeping the seat warm for Familia in the ninth inning.
Aug 16 - 11:02 PM

Matt Reynolds is on his way to New York to join the Mets.

So is Gavin Cecchini. The Mets haven't made any roster moves yet but it may be good to have Reynolds and Cecchini handy with Jose Reyes (ribcage) and Wilmer Flores (ribcage) both hurt. The Mets were so shorthanded on Wednesday that catcher Travis d'Arnaud drew the start at third base.
Aug 16 - 10:57 PM

Jose Reyes (rib cage) was scratched from the Mets' lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Reyes will watch this one from the dugout after leaving BP early due to soreness in his left rib cage. Asdrubal Cabrera will spell him at second base and bat second against Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Aug 16 - 6:04 PM

Wilmer Flores (rib cage) was scratched from the Mets' lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Flores had been slated to start at third base but was scratched due to soreness in his left rib cage. With Jose Reyes (rib cage) also banged up, the Mets will turn to Travis d'Arnaud at the hot corner. It will be d'Arnaud's first big league appearance at third base.
Aug 16 - 6:02 PM

When asked if it was realistic to expect David Wright (shoulder) back this year, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, "He certainly thinks it is."

The last we heard Wright was rehabbing at the team's spring training facility in St. Lucie. With six weeks remaining in a lost season, there won't be much urgency to get Wright back before the end of the year. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 75 games over the past three seasons. He still has three years and $47 million remaining on his contract.
Aug 16 - 4:11 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Yankees.

Wilmer Flores will start at third base and hit cleanup versus Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia. Cabrera has a weak .593 OPS in 50 plate appearances this month.
Aug 16 - 3:14 PM

Mets released RHP Fernando Salas.

Salas was designated for assignment last week to open a 40-man roster spot for top first base prospect Dominic Smith and the 32-year-old right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed. He had a 6.00 ERA in 48 appearances this season out of the Mets' bullpen.
Aug 16 - 12:20 AM

Jacob deGrom lasted 7 1/3 innings but gave up five runs in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

It looked like he was going to get a complete game loss, as deGrom's pitch count was still pretty low going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but he was pulled after allowing a couple hits and a sac fly. DeGrom permitted nine hits on the night, which is the most he's allowed over his last 12 starts. Two of them were home runs, as Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez both took him deep. He will face the Marlins at home on Sunday.
Aug 15 - 11:04 PM

Amed Rosario ripped a two-run home run off of Aroldis Chapman in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Chapman hung a slider, and Rosario deposited it over the right-field wall for an opposite-field homer. It got the Mets to within a run, but Chapman rebounded to retire the final two batters to seal the victory. Rosario got off to a slow start but has picked it up of late at the dish, going 7-for-16 with a couple dingers over his last five games.
Aug 15 - 10:49 PM

Dominic Smith swatted an opposite-field, two-run shot for his first major league home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Sonny Gray shut out the Mets through the first six frames, but Smith followed a Wilmer Flores walk by lifting one just over the left-field wall. In addition to it being his first big league homer, it was also Smith's first two RBI. He has a hit in four of five games with the big club.
Aug 15 - 10:44 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Familia was initially scheduled to begin appearing in minor league games on Tuesday, but the Mets have apparently decided to give him one more day of rest. If all goes well on the farm, the 27-year-old closer should be activated off the disabled list next week. A.J. Ramos has been filling in at the back end of the New York bullpen.
Aug 15 - 6:26 PM

Mets activated RHP Robert Gsellman from the 10-day disabled list.

Gsellman will return to the Mets' starting rotation Wednesday against the Yankees after missing seven weeks of action with a left hamstring strain. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 6.16 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 57/26 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this season with New York.
Aug 15 - 6:07 PM


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