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According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Kevin Long will get consideration for the Mets hitting coach vacancy.

The Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens in May, and opted to part ways with his replacement Lamar Johnson after the season. Long was just relieved of his duties in the same position for the crosstown Yankees after eight seasons.
Oct 11 - 10:30 AM

Jeremy Hefner will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in less than 14 months.

Dr. James Andrews is scheduled to perform the procedure Thursday morning in Florida. Hefner re-tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during a rehab game August 6 at High-A St. Lucie and can now be ruled out for the entire 2015 season.
Oct 9 - 9:34 AM

John Lannan has elected free agency.

Lannan was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster in April but stayed with the club's Triple-A affiliate for the duration of the 2014 season. He owned a 6.75 ERA in 56 innings of work, but given the lifespan of left-handers he should catch on somewhere prior to the 2015 season.
Oct 8 - 10:58 PM

Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a hernia.

The Mets had known for a while that he needed the operation but decided that he could pitch through it and go under the knife after the season. He'll need three weeks of rehab, so Mejia will have a pretty normal offseason. The 24-year-old will enter next season as the Mets' closer.
Oct 2 - 6:05 PM

Travis d'Arnaud underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.

The procedure went according to plan and should have little effect on d'Arnaud's offseason regimen. The 25-year-old catcher batted .265/.313/.474 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 53 games after the All-Star break and has the look of a potential breakout candidate for the 2015 fantasy season.
Oct 1 - 4:45 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be discharged from a New York hospital on Tuesday.

Nieuwenhuis spent all weekend hospitalized due to an infection thought to be related to kidney stones. He told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Monday that he is already feeling much better. The 27-year-old outfielder batted .259/.346/.482 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 61 games this season for the Mets.
Sep 29 - 2:49 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up his 15th victory Sunday, holding the Astros to three runs over six innings in an 8-3 win.

He yielded eight hits, walked two and struck out four. Colon was up-and-down throughout the 2014 campaign but ultimately gave the Mets pretty much what they expected, posting a 4.09 ERA across 202 1/3 innings to go along with his 15 wins. He'll be back with an $11 million salary for next season.
Sep 28 - 4:50 PM

Lucas Duda doubled in two runs and swatted a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Astros.

The longball was his 30th of the season and came in his final plate appearance. Relatively quietly, Duda put together a great season, sporting a .253/.349/.481 batting line with 92 RBI to go along with his 30 homers. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Sep 28 - 4:26 PM

The New York Post's Mike Puma reports that the Mets have discussed with Daniel Murphy the possibility of playing some in left field next season.

However, Murphy wasn't crazy about the idea, so it's not expected to happen. The 29-year-old has 60 games of experience in left field but hasn't manned the position regularly since 2009. Arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter, Murphy is an offseason trade candidate.
Sep 28 - 11:27 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis remains hospitalized due to an infection.

Obviously, he's not going to play again this season. Matt den Dekker is in left field for Sunday's season finale.
Sep 28 - 10:21 AM

Lucas Duda slugged a walkoff two-run homer in the Mets' 2-1 defeat of the Astros on Saturday.

It was the only hit of the night for Duda and gave the Mets their only runs of the game. He took Tony Sipp deep to left field after Eric Young Jr. smacked a one-out triple. Duda is batting .251/.348/.473 with 29 home runs and 88 RBI in 152 games this season.
Sep 27 - 10:16 PM

Rafael Montero tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Mets' win over the Astros.

Montero allowed three doubles and three singles while also walking two, but he operated well in situations that required damage control, tallying six strikeouts on the evening. The 23-year-old right-hander should be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot next spring, though it'll be stiff competition.
Sep 27 - 10:14 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in the hospital with some sort of infection.

Nieuwenhuis missed Friday's game due to the illness and is expected to stay in the hospital until Sunday. He is batting .259/.346/.482 this year for the Mets.
Sep 27 - 4:19 PM

Curtis Granderson hit his 20th home run in a losing effort against the Astros on Friday.

Granderson went yard off of Brad Peacock in the fourth inning, temporarily giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. The outfielder is at the end of a disappointing first year with the Mets. He's batting .230/.329/.393 along with 66 RBI.
Sep 26 - 10:40 PM

Jon Niese was removed from the sixth inning of Friday's start against the Astros due to an elevated heart rate.

While it sounds very serious, the Mets don't believe it to be a major issue and were simply taking a precautionary approach. It's certainly encouraging news that his departure wasn't injury related. He finishes his 2014 campaign with a 9-11 record, 3.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 138/45 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings of work.
Sep 26 - 9:13 PM

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