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Michael Cuddyer admitted that he was "definitely concerned" about the left knee injury that forced him from Tuesday's game versus the Cubs.

Cuddyer said he first felt pain in the knee while running to first base after his first plate appearance, but he wasn't removed until the seventh. The veteran outfielder will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage, but it sounds like a trip to the disabled list could be in the offing.
Jun 30 - 9:56 PM

Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the Mets on Tuesday.

Murphy, playing his first game since June 4, had one of the Mets' three hits on the evening. The double was his 15th in 56 games played this year. Murphy is hitting .282/.333/.416 overall.
Jun 30 - 9:53 PM

Michael Cuddyer will undergo an MRI on his left knee Wednesday.

Cuddyer left Tuesday's game against the Cubs after injuring the knee. It's unclear how worried the Mets are about the outfielder at this point, but the fact that he's having the MRI certainly creats some cause for concern.
Jun 30 - 9:46 PM

Jon Niese was on the wrong end of a low-scoring affair Tuesday, taking the loss despite allowing one run over seven innings against the Cubs.

Niese allowed a lone run on four hits while also walking four on the evening. The lefty struck out five in the losing effort. It has become a bit of a pattern for Niese, who fell to 3-8 despite a decent 3.90 ERA. Niese still hasn't won since May 9, but he'll look to correct that Sunday at the Dodgers.
Jun 30 - 9:38 PM

Michael Cuddyer left Tuesday's game versus the Cubs with a sore left knee.

Cuddyer didn't suffer an obvious injury, so it's unclear how he was hurt. The Mets should have more on the veteran outfielder's status later Tuesday.
Jun 30 - 8:57 PM

Mets pitching prospect John Gant fanned 10 hitters over eight shutout frames Monday for High-A St. Lucie.

After a subpar showing in Binghamton earlier this year, Gant has looked like a completely different pitcher in six outings for St. Lucie. He's punched out 48 hitters in that span with a stunning 1.79 ERA. The 22-year-old is ready for another shot at Double-A. Expect a promotion in the near future.
Jun 30 - 4:30 PM

Mets optioned INF Dilson Herrera to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Wilmer Flores is set to take over as the starting second baseman, so Herrera is better off getting regular playing time in the minors. The 21-year-old is batting just .195/.290/.317 over 93 plate appearances at the major league level, but he still has a lot of long-term promise.
Jun 30 - 2:25 PM

Mets activated INF Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

Murphy, out since June 5 with a strained right quad, is expected to take over at third base while Wilmer Flores will play second and Ruben Tejada will function as the regular shortstop. The 30-year-old was batting .283/.335/.414 with four homers and 29 RBI in 55 games prior to the injury.
Jun 30 - 2:22 PM

Jenrry Mejia struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Monday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

It was his first appearance with Triple-A after making two scoreless outings with the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. Mejia is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension on July 7. He's likely to set up for Jeurys Familia upon his return.
Jun 30 - 8:56 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are "not in active discussions" with the Mets regarding Jon Niese.

He adds that Niese is just "one of many pitchers" the Dodgers are considering. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has also reported that the Cubs -- another club connected to Niese -- had discussions about the lefty but are "not on him now." Niese may very well wind up being traded, but Heyman says his market is "less than robust at present."
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out.
Jun 29 - 11:29 AM

Mets optioned LHP Jack Leathersich to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old did a decent job out of the Mets bullpen, compiling a 2.31 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 14/7 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings. He should get another opportunity with the big league club before long.
Jun 28 - 8:01 PM

Curtis Granderson had two hits and two RBI in five trips to the plate Sunday as the Mets beat the Reds 7-2.

Granderson has been on fire lately. He knocked in his first run with a double in the fifth inning, then added an RBI single in the eighth. He's on an eight-game hitting streak, which has included four multi-hit games, five home runs, and seven RBI. Granderson has 13 home runs overall along with 27 RBI and a .264/.362/.462 triple-slash line.
Jun 28 - 7:48 PM

Steven Matz, making his major league debut, tossed 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball for the win and went 3-for-3 with four RBI at the plate as the Mets took down the Reds on Sunday.

Matz allowed a leadoff home run to Brandon Phillips to start the game (and his major league career), but he settled down from there. He scattered five hits and three walks while striking out six. He gave himself a 2-1 lead in the second inning with a two-run double, then padded his lead with a two-run single in the sixth. He's the first pitcher to drive in four runs in his debut. Matz's next turn will come next weekend in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Jun 28 - 7:39 PM

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Cuddyer went 1-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts on Friday/Saturday. He's in a 6-for-45 (.133) slump over his last 13 games, and could probably benefit from the mental health day. John Mayberry Jr. will start in left field and bat sixth for the Mets on Sunday.
Jun 28 - 4:32 PM

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