Player News - Mets

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James Loney has officially been added to the Mets' 25-man roster.

Loney was acquired from the Padres on Saturday for cash and will be thrown into the Mets' starting lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox. He should start regularly at first base against right-handed pitching, at least until Lucas Duda (back) returns. Loney was hitting the ball well at Triple-A El Paso before the trade and is worthy of consideration in deeper fantasy formats now that he's in a good position for playing time.
May 31 - 4:10 PM

Mets optioned 1B/3B Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Campbell has batted just .159/.270/.222 in 74 plate appearances this season at the major league level. He's making room on the roster Tuesday for James Loney.
May 31 - 4:06 PM

David Wright was given a pain-killing injection for his neck injury on Tuesday.

The veteran third baseman revealed to reporters Monday that he's been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck and he is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night. The hope is this pain-killing injection will help him avoid the 15-day disabled list.
May 31 - 4:04 PM

Mets designated RHP Jeff Walters for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for James Loney, who was acquired from the Padres on Saturday and will officially join the Mets on Tuesday night. Walters, 28, had a 9.27 ERA through 22 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Las Vegas. He's never appeared in a major league game.
May 31 - 4:02 PM

David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup again on Tuesday.

Wright revealed Monday that he's dealing with a herniated disk in his neck, but the Mets have resisted placing him on the disabled list so far. It appears that Eric Campbell will be sent down to Triple-A to make room for James Loney on the active roster. Wilmer Flores is starting at third base Tuesday while Loney will make his Mets debut at first base.
May 31 - 3:43 PM

Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

D'Arnaud, who has been out since late April with a strained right rotator cuff, resumed baseball activities last week in Florida. The big test will be game action. Assuming he can avoid setbacks, the Mets could send Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A upon his return and keep Rene Rivera as the backup.
May 31 - 1:47 PM

David Wright said Monday that he is dealing with a herniated disk in his neck.

Wright has now missed three straight games with the neck issue and appears likely to hit the disabled list. More should be known about his status on Tuesday, but the Mets will likely use a combination of Wilmer Flores and Ty Kelly at third base for now.
May 30 - 4:33 PM

Matt Harvey fired seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

Coming off two disaster starts against the Nationals, Harvey bounced back with his best (and longest) outing of the season. That’s baseball for you. He also had his highest fastball velocity of the season. Harvey limited the White Sox to just two hits and one walk while striking out six batters. He appeared to be in some trouble after the first two batters reached in the seventh and were moved over to second and third after a sacrifice bunt, but he got Todd Frazier to foul out to first base before retiring J.B. Shuck on a ground out. It was an encouraging step in the right direction for Harvey. He’ll try to keep it going this weekend against the Marlins in Miami.
May 30 - 3:49 PM

Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the White Sox on Monday for his 17th save of the season.

It was a dominant frame from Familia, who induced a comebacker and notched two strikeouts. The 26-year-old had a pair of rough outings over the weekend and hasn’t been as sharp overall as he was last season, but like Matt Harvey’s performance, this was an encouraging day for him.
May 30 - 3:49 PM

Neil Walker slugged a solo homer in Monday’s win over the White Sox.

His seventh-inning blast off Jose Quintana stood up as the difference in the ballgame. Walker is now up to 12 home runs on the year, including five from the right side of the plate. He had two home runs combined from the right side from 2011-2015. Walker has slowed down a bit since his hot start to the season, but his progress from the right side has been huge for the Mets and fantasy owners.
May 30 - 3:48 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that David Wright (neck) may need a disabled list stint.

Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Monday due to renewed neck discomfort, and he's apparently not making much progress. Ty Kelly is starting at third base and Wilmer Flores is starting at first base Monday afternoon against the White Sox. Wright was limited to 38 games in 2015 after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He's appeared in 37 games this year.
May 30 - 10:40 AM

David Wright (neck) remains absent from the Mets' starting lineup Monday versus the White Sox.

Wright is still dealing with some neck discomfort, so Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana. Wilmer Flores is starting at first base and hitting fifth.
May 30 - 10:28 AM

Michael Conforto is out of the Mets' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

Curtis Granderson is also on the bench with Chicago throwing left-hander Jose Quintana. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field, Juan Lagares will start in center, and Alejandro De Aza is in right.

Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return from the disabled list Sunday.

Flores started at third base in this one. He's also expected to see significant playing time at first base while Lucas Duda recovers from a serious back injury. Flores has some power (16 homers last year) and is worthy of attention in deeper mixed fantasy leagues while he is receiving regular at-bats for the Mets.
May 30 - 8:44 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera swatted a solo home run off of Clayton Kershaw on Sunday night, but it wasn't enough for the Mets to overcome the Dodgers.

Cabrera's sixth-inning blast pulled the Mets to within a run at 2-1. It was the lone hit in four at-bats on the night for the shortstop who is now slashing .277/.330/.401 with four homers and 18 RBI on the season.
May 29 - 11:17 PM


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