Player News - Mets

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The Mets have not committed to Steven Matz (elbow) starting Wednesday against the Nationals.

Matz has been experiencing some elbow tightness of late and while he downplayed the issue after his most recent start on Friday against the Braves, the Mets were concerned enough to send him back to the doctor. There should be more clarity on the situation Tuesday, but fantasy owners should have a backup plan in mind this week.
Jun 27 - 4:09 PM

The Mets have no plans to trade top SS prospect Amed Rosario.

The Mets could be open to making a trade this summer—Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is one player they've had their eye on—but Rosario isn't going anywhere. The 20-year-old has impressed this year by hitting .317 with 42 RBI and 14 steals over 70 games for High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. He's listed at No. 70 in MLB.com's prospect rankings.
Source: Newsday
Jun 27 - 12:28 PM

Wilmer Flores (hand) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

While Flores was dealing with a left hand contusion entering the weekend series, he has played in-full during each of the last two games. On Sunday, he was the only Mets batter to finish with more than one hit. His ninth-inning RBI single drew the team to within 5-2, but that would be the last of the game's scoring. With a .240/.309/.368 triple-slash over 125 at-bats, Flores does not make for any sort of legitimate fantasy option.
Jun 26 - 5:54 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Braves, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings.

Colon was hit with a comebacker off the right thumb in his last start, but he showed no ill-effect from that injury on Sunday. The only run to score against the 43-year-old right-hander came home via a first-inning solo homer off the bat of Freddie Freeman. Assuming the thumb is good-to-go moving forward, Colon will carry a 2.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 58/14 K/BB ratio (88 innings) into a home start against the Cubs next time out.
Jun 26 - 5:40 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) has resumed baseball activities at the Mets' spring training complex.

There's no word yet on when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment. Lagares has decided to put off surgery on his sprained left thumb for now, although we'll have to see how he progresses.
Jun 26 - 12:06 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will resume long-tossing on Monday.

Wheeler's rehab from Tommy John surgery hit a speed bump due to nerve irritation in his right elbow, but he was recently given a cortisone shot and hopes to get back on track. The right-hander should be ready to begin a rehab assignment soon if he can avoid another setback.
Jun 26 - 11:51 AM

Jeurys Familia is unavailable to pitch on Sunday.

He's pitched in two straight games and worked four out of the last five days and needs a break. Addison Reed is also likely unavailable Sunday, so the Mets could use Hansel Robles or Erik Goeddel should a save opportunity arise.
Jun 26 - 11:23 AM

Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Brandon Nimmo is in right field for his major league debut Sunday, and Kelly Johnson is in left and in the leadoff spot. The Mets are also resting Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d'Arnaud, as Matt Reynolds is at shortstop and Rene Rivera is catching.

The Mets have not considered designating Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

At least not yet. De Aza has given the Mets nothing this year, hitting just .170 across 88 at-bats. He endured another frustrating night Saturday against the Braves, going 0-for-3 and botching a bunt attempt in embarrassing fashion. De Aza only got the start Saturday because Brandon Nimmo's flight to Atlanta didn't arrive until late in the afternoon. De Aza will continue to serve as outfield depth.
Jun 25 - 11:46 PM

Kelly Johnson's solo home run broke a scoreless tie in the 11th inning Saturday, leading the Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Braves.

Johnson led off the 11th inning as a pinch-hitter, and he took reliever Dario Alvarez deep for what turned out to be the only run of the contest. The homer was Johnson's third of the season and his second with the Mets; his first came as a member of the Braves, the team he defeated Saturday. The utilityman is batting .233/.297/.347 overall.
Jun 25 - 11:09 PM

Jeurys Familia worked out of a two-on, one-out jam against the Braves on Saturday to earn his 26th save.

Familia, protecting a one-run lead in the 11th inning, gave up a leadoff single and a one-out walk, but he got Nick Markakis to ground into a double play to end the game. The 26-year-old remains a perfect 26-for-26 in save opportunities and owns a 2.89 ERA in 38 appearances.
Jun 25 - 11:02 PM

Jacob deGrom tossed eight scoreless innings Saturday against the Braves but didn't factor in the decision.

DeGrom and Braves starter Julio Teheran matched zeroes all night, as the game wasn't decided until the 11th inning. DeGrom scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out six. He's now rattled off six straight quality starts to lower his ERA to 2.67 with a 1.12 WHIP and 77/19 K/BB ratio. Despite that, he still hasn't earned a win since April 30. The right-hander will seek a better fate Thursday against the Cubs.
Jun 25 - 10:54 PM

Brandon Nimmo won't be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Braves.

He didn't arrive in Atlanta until late in the afternoon so manager Terry Collins decided to give him a day to get settled. Alejandro De Aza will grab the start in left field and bat seventh against Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. Nimmo should be in the lineup to make his major league debut Sunday in the series finale.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 25 - 5:12 PM

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo confirmed Bartolo Colon (thumb) will start Sunday's game against the Braves.

Colon left his last start early after taking a comebacker off his right thumb, but his status for Sunday was never in much doubt. The 43-year-old left the team briefly to attend his son's graduation in New Jersey but joined the team in Atlanta on Saturday. With Zack Wheeler's rehab from Tommy John surgery stalled, Colon's spot in the Mets' rotation should be safe for another month or two.
Jun 25 - 4:47 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Jose Reyes will take over as the team's leadoff man when he arrives from the minors.

Curtis Granderson has been the primary leadoff man over the past two seasons, but he'll be moved to the middle of the order. Reyes is expected to see time at third base in the minors and potentially even the outfield in order to prepare him for a super utility role. The expectation is that he could be with the big club in 7-10 days. Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to remain the primary shortstop, but the Mets are hopeful that Reyes' speed will bring a new dimension to their lineup. By the way, David Wright still leads the Mets with three steals.
Jun 25 - 4:42 PM


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