Player News - Mets

Date: Team: Pos:

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will go for an MRI on Friday.

This MRI will be "more detailed" than the one Cespedes underwent last week. Cespedes strained his left hamstring running the bases on Thursday and manager Terry Collins said he could be out "a while." The Mets have dropped six straight and now sit in last place in the NL East. Losing their best hitter for an extended stretch probably won't help matters.
Apr 27 - 4:35 PM

Matt Harvey, moved up in the rotation because Noah Syndergaard was scratched, gave up six runs and walked five in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in his start against the Braves.

Harvey looked strong in the first, but he lost command and velocity in the second. Maybe he was off because of the late notice that he'd be pitching in this one, but it was a really discouraging outing from a guy who had been throwing well.
Apr 27 - 4:28 PM

Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Braves.

Walker's average had tumbled back down to .197 after a hitless game last night. This puts him back up to .227. The Mets are going to need more from him, especially against left-handers, with Yoenis Cespedes out.
Apr 27 - 4:21 PM

Jose Reyes went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer of the year Thursday against the Braves.

At least Reyes still has knuckleball bat speed. Anything over 80 mph has given him hits this year, but put him up against Dickey or Jered Weaver and he still has a chance.
Apr 27 - 4:18 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring.

That's more commonly known as a hamstring strain, and it's going to send Cespedes to the disabled list for at least a couple of weeks. He had been dealing with left hamstring discomfort for the last several days and tweaked the muscle Thursday while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the Mets' outfield on Thursday. Michael Conforto should now have an everyday role in New York.
Apr 27 - 2:36 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hamstring injury.

Cespedes pulled up lame while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning and had to be helped down the dugout steps. He's been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past week and is now probably looking at a lengthy stay on the disabled list. More bad news for the Mets.
Apr 27 - 2:25 PM

Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Braves due to biceps tendinitis.

Matt Harvey will take the mound in his place. Mets manager Terry Collins described Syndergaard's injury as a "tired arm" and said "we can't take a chance on this guy." The ace right-hander is being sent for an MRI, and the results of that exam should paint a clearer picture about his status moving forward. There's a possibility he could pitch Sunday in Washington if everything checks out fine.
Apr 27 - 10:35 AM

Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) had a double, two RBI, and three runs scored Wednesday in his first rehab game with High-A St. Lucie.

Nimmo strained his right hamstring back in early March while playing for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic and then reaggravated the injury when he returned to Mets camp. But it looks like he's recovered now. The former first-round pick is likely to be stationed at Triple-A Las Vegas when the Mets activate him off the major league disabled list.
Apr 27 - 9:43 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce netted two base hits and two walks in his four plate appearances against the Braves on Wednesday.

Both hits were singles and he didn't factor into the scoring but he continued his hot month of April nonetheless. All the angst about Bruce amongst Mets fans over the winter seems unfounded as he has been one of the better hitters in the National League so far. Bruce is batting .292/.386/.569 with six homers, 13 runs scored and 14 RBI in 70 at-bats.
Apr 26 - 10:48 PM

Robert Gsellman was shelled for six runs -- five earned -- in four innings in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

He gave up 10 base hits and issued three walks while fanning just two in the abbreviated outing. The Braves didn't have much trouble hitting him, but they didn't hit him that hard. Eight of the 10 hits were singles and two were doubles. They scored five runs in the first inning and may have scored more if Brandon Phillips hadn't been caught stealing. The unearned run Gsellman allowed was due to his own throwing error. It has been a shaky first month for Gsellman and he could be on the verge of being booted from the Mets' starting rotation if he doesn't improve quickly. He is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA through four starts.
Apr 26 - 10:41 PM

Seth Lugo (elbow) has been throwing from 120 feet.

He and teammate Steven Matz (elbow) seem to be on the same throwing program. Lugo is ready for mound work but still has a ways to ho in his recovery from a partially torn UCL. He suffered the injury while representing Puerto Rico last month at the World Baseball Classic.
Apr 26 - 4:55 PM

Steven Matz (elbow) has thrown from up to 120 feet.

Matz was shut down for a few weeks after receiving a PRP injection, but he recently resumed throwing and is close to beginning mound work. The left-hander is working his way back from a strained flexor tendon he suffered late in spring training. He's still at least a month away from returning to the Mets' rotation.
Apr 26 - 4:49 PM

Mets recalled INF/OF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Reynolds was batting .300/.364/.360 in 55 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. The versatile 26-year-old will give the Mets position player depth.
Apr 26 - 3:02 PM

Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Gilmartin has made just one appearance this season at the major league level despite receiving two separate callups. Matt Reynolds is replacing him on the Mets' active roster Wednesday.
Apr 26 - 3:00 PM

Noah Syndergaard's next start has been pushed from Wednesday to Thursday.

Robert Gsellman will take the mound on Wednesday against the Braves after Tuesday night's rainout. Syndergaard is now set for Thursday afternoon's series finale versus Atlanta. This way everybody in the Mets' rotation can basically stay on turn.
Apr 26 - 1:49 PM


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