• Latest On Carlos Carrasco

    Latest On Carlos Carrasco
    The Mets’ Carlos Carrasco suffered a torn hamstring last month, but manager Luis Rojas said Monday that the righty “is doing really good right now,” per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Carrasco is stretched out to throw four innings and will soon report to the Mets’ alternate site to begin fielding work, according to DiComo. Still, there isn’t an exact timeline for the offseason acquisition’s Mets debut. It was reported when Carrasco went down that he would need si
  • Latest On Syndergaard, Lugo

    Latest On Syndergaard, Lugo
    Mets GM Zack Scott provided reporters (including the New York Daily News’ Deesha Thosar) with updates on Noah Syndergaard and Seth Lugo, saying that both right-handers are on schedule with their injury rehab.  Lugo underwent bone spur surgery on his throwing elbow in February, and is expected to be back at some point in May.  Syndergaard is set to throw a live batting practice today, in the latest step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in March 2020.  If all continues
  • Mets Place J.D. Davis On 10-Day IL, Select Jose Peraza, Designate Franklyn Kilome

    Mets Place J.D. Davis On 10-Day IL, Select Jose Peraza, Designate Franklyn Kilome
    The Mets have placed infielder J.D. Davis on the 10-day injured list due to a left hand contusion, the team announced.  Davis’ placement is retroactive to April 7.  In corresponding moves, infielder Jose Peraza’s contract was selected from the alternate training site, and right-hander Franklyn Kilome was designated for assignment to open up a 40-man roster spot for Peraza.
    Davis was hit on the hand by a Chase Anderson fastball during Tuesday’s game and hasn’t si
  • X-Rays Negative On J.D. Davis' Hand

    X-Rays Negative On J.D. Davis' Hand
    The Mets received some good news on J.D. Davis. X-rays came back negative on his bruised left hand, Tim Healey of Newsday relays (via Twitter). Davis does not appear to be headed to the injured list, though he remained out of the lineup for the Mets’ home opener today. Jonathan Villar took his place at the hot corner. Villar got the start at third base today for the first time since 2016. Luis Guillorme would also be in line to see a bump in playing time while Davis is on the shelf. It&rsq
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  • Mets Place Dellin Betances On Injured List, Call Up Trevor Hildenberger

    Mets Place Dellin Betances On Injured List, Call Up Trevor Hildenberger
    The Mets have placed right-hander Dellin Betances on the 10-day injured list because of a right shoulder impingement, per Newsday’s Tim Healey and others (via Twitter). Trevor Hildenberger will take his place on the active roster. Hildenberger will be added to the 40-man roster, which will now be full.
    Betances, 33, made his first appearance of the season yesterday. He surrendered one run in one inning of work without giving up a hit. He walked one and struck out one.
    Injuries have been a
  • Aaron Judge Dealing With Left Side Soreness

    Aaron Judge Dealing With Left Side Soreness
    A few injury updates from the American League:Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge wasn’t in their lineup against the Orioles on Wednesday because of soreness in his left side, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com writes. Manager Aaron Boone doesn’t seem all that concerned, as he said, “With the off day tomorrow I don’t want to take any chances.” Still, it’s notable in light of Judge’s extensive injury history. He missed a large amount of time in 2018 after suffering a fr
  • Nationals Set Opening Day Roster

    Nationals Set Opening Day Roster
    After having their first four games postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests within the organization, the Nationals have announced their roster for today’s season opener. Four Nationals players are said to have tested positive, with several more in the organization being deemed close contacts who are also going through protocol. Tuesday’s announcement was accompanied by a dizzying series of roster moves, which included placing catchers Yan Gomes and Alex Avila; left-handers Patrick C
  • Latest On Mets, Conforto Extension Talks

    Latest On Mets, Conforto Extension Talks
    Extension talks between Michael Conforto and the Mets “have yet to grow serious,” according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, who also reports that the two sides never got to the point where numbers were exchanged.  An earlier report two weeks ago stated that the Mets made an initial offer to Conforto, though both items aren’t necessarily contradictory — it could be that the Mets never got an official counter-offer back from Conforto’s representatives at the B
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  • Mets Discussed Extension With Jacob deGrom In Spring Training

    Mets Discussed Extension With Jacob deGrom In Spring Training
    The Mets engaged in preliminary extension talks with ace Jacob deGrom during Spring Training, reports Andy Martino of SNY. Discussions did not get very far and are not expected to continue during the regular season, Martino adds.
    With talks now on hold, it certainly doesn’t appear as if another long-term deal between deGrom and the Mets is coming in the near future. There’s not a whole lot of urgency, though. The two-time Cy Young award winner previously signed an extension
  • Latest On Nationals’ Covid-19 Testing

    Latest On Nationals’ Covid-19 Testing
    TODAY: The Nationals have no new positive cases from their latest round of testing, per the Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli (via Twitter). The Nationals continue to work towards hosting the Braves on Monday, but no official announcement has yet been made.
    4:55pm: Three Nationals players have tested positive, and the Nats are awaiting another test from a player that is likely positive, Rizzo told Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic and other reporters (Twitter link). Rizzo said one of those players has
  • Nationals-Mets Series Postponed

    Nationals-Mets Series Postponed
    Major League Baseball announced Friday that it is postponing the entire weekend series between the Nationals and the Mets to allow for additional testing and contact tracing in the wake of multiple positive Covid-19 tests among the Nationals’ roster. At least three Nationals players tested positive leading up to Opening Day, and the team is said to be awaiting definitive word on what it believes is a fourth positive test.
    It would appear, then, that the Mets’ season opener will be pu
  • Nationals-Mets Game Postponed Due To Covid-19 Protocols

    Nationals-Mets Game Postponed Due To Covid-19 Protocols
    10:45am: Despite a previously scheduled off-day on Friday, the Nats and Mets will not make up their game tomorrow, tweets Olney. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the same, adding that the league prefers to exercise extreme caution, particularly given that the additional early off-days in the schedule and the two teams’ geographic proximity makes it easier to reschedule the opener.
    USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that the Nats are awaiting official confirmation from a follow
  • Mets, Francisco Lindor Agree On Ten-Year Extension

    Mets, Francisco Lindor Agree On Ten-Year Extension
    The Mets are in agreement on an extension with star shortstop Francisco Lindor, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). The deal is in the $340MM range and contains deferrals, per Heyman. It’s a ten-year, $341MM deal, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (Twitter link).
    More to come.
  • Latest On Talks Between Mets, Michael Conforto

    Latest On Talks Between Mets, Michael Conforto
    The chances of the Mets extending shortstop Francisco Lindor before his deadline on Thursday appear slim. In further unwelcome news for the Mets, it also doesn’t look as if they’ll prevent outfielder Michael Conforto from reaching free agency next winter.
    While Conforto hasn’t set a season-opening deadline for negotiations, the Boras Corporation client and the Mets never came close to reaching an extension during spring training, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. As a res
  • Mets, Francisco Lindor At Impasse In Extension Talks

    Mets, Francisco Lindor At Impasse In Extension Talks
    March 31: The stalemate remains in place this morning, tweets Thosar, who adds that neither side expects additional discussions at the moment. Optimism of a deal being reached today is currently low.
    March 30: 10:14 pm: The Mets’ $325MM offer does not contain any deferred money, Heyman hears (Twitter link). Lindor is holding firm on his $385MM ask, Heyman adds.
    12:07 pm: Cohen commented on the negotations via his Twitter account, saying “I have made a great offer [to Lindor].&nb
  • Latest On Mets, Michael Conforto

    Latest On Mets, Michael Conforto
    With the Mets still engaged in extension talks with Francisco Lindor, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo tweets that the team is waiting to resolve things with Lindor before continuing negotiations with their other major extension candidate, Michael Conforto.  Lindor has made it clear that he wants to reach a new deal by Opening Day, whereas Conforto and agent Scott Boras have each expressed a bit more flexibility to talk during the season, though Conforto has said he would “ideally&rdquo
  • Mets Re-Sign Tommy Hunter

    Mets Re-Sign Tommy Hunter
    MARCH 30: The Mets have re-signed Hunter to another minor-league deal, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link).
    MARCH 25: The Mets announced Thursday that veteran reliever Tommy Hunter has been released. Newsday’s Tim Healey tweets that the right-hander had an opt-out clause in his contract today. Hunter will head back to the open market in search of a spot with a club that has a clearer path to the big leagues.
    Hunter, 34, has been a rock-solid reliever for the pas
  • Where Things Stand With Mets, Francisco Lindor

    Where Things Stand With Mets, Francisco Lindor
    The Mets and Francisco Lindor appear to be at something of a standstill, with reports from SNY’s Andy Martino and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman last night indicating that the team put forth a 10-year, $325MM offer. Newsday’s Tim Healey, meanwhile reported that Lindor’s camp countered at $385MM over 12 years.
    Martino reports this morning that while there’s some pessimism from the Mets, they’re also “brainstorming” some creative options to try to get
  • Mets “Brainstorming” As Talks With Lindor Hit Impasse

    Mets “Brainstorming” As Talks With Lindor Hit Impasse
    The Mets and Francisco Lindor appear to be at something of a standstill, with reports from SNY’s Andy Martino and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman last night indicating that the team put forth a 10-year, $325MM offer. Newsday’s Tim Healey, meanwhile reported that Lindor’s camp countered at $385MM over 12 years.
    Martino reports this morning that while there’s some pessimism from the Mets, they’re also “brainstorming” some creative options to try to get
  • MLBTR Poll: Will Mets Extend Francisco Lindor?

    MLBTR Poll: Will Mets Extend Francisco Lindor?
    The Mets are seemingly running out of time to extend their prized offseason acquisition, shortstop Francisco Lindor. The 27-year-old, who earned four All-Star nods with the Indians before joining the Mets in a blockbuster winter trade, has made it clear he will not negotiate a new contract when the regular season begins Thursday. That means he could become the leading free agent on the board next offseason.
    Although the Mets and Lindor are closing in on his self-imposed deadline, they’re n
  • Mets Notes: Lindor, Montgomery, Roster Cuts

    Mets Notes: Lindor, Montgomery, Roster Cuts
    Mets owner Steve Cohen had dinner with Francisco Lindor on Saturday night, ostensibly to see if they could close the gap in their extension negotiations, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The Mets appear willing to cross the $300MM threshold, but that’s not a guarantee to keep Lindor in Queens long-term. The two sides continue to talk, however, and there is growing optimism that an accord will be reached before Lindor’s deadline of opening day. While we wait, let’s see how th
  • Tommy Hunter Opts Out Of Mets Contract

    Tommy Hunter Opts Out Of Mets Contract
    The Mets announced Thursday that veteran reliever Tommy Hunter has been released. Newsday’s Tim Healey tweets that the right-hander had an opt-out clause in his contract today. Hunter will head back to the open market in search of a spot with a club that has a clearer path to the big leagues.
    Hunter, 34, has been a rock-solid reliever for the past eight seasons but has battled injuries in recent years with the Phillies. A hamstring strain limited his time with the Phils in 2018, and a fore
  • Latest On Mets’ Rotation

    Latest On Mets’ Rotation
    The Mets announced a few noteworthy roster moves Wednesday, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. New York cut right-handers Corey Oswalt and Jordan Yamamoto from major league camp, and the club reassigned infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury and catcher Bruce Maxwell.
    With Oswalt and Yamamoto on their way down, the Mets appear as if they’ll begin 2021 with left-hander Joey Lucchesi as the fifth starter in their rotation, DiComo suggests. Acquired from the Padres in a three-team trade during the of
  • Could The Mets Cut Dellin Betances?

    Could The Mets Cut Dellin Betances?
    With Dellin Betances struggling in Spring Training, could the Mets decide to part ways with the reliever entirely?  SNY’s Andy Martino thinks it may be a possibility, if the Mets see Betances as something of “a sunk cost” who won’t help their efforts to contend.  One would imagine the Mets would try to shop Betances in trades before considering a release, though it isn’t as if Betances’ trade value is high following a rough first season in Queens.&nb
  • Mets Interested In Tyler Flowers

    Mets Interested In Tyler Flowers
    The Mets are looking for another catcher, and veteran free agent Tyler Flowers is among the names they have discussed, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
    The Mets’ first-string spot behind the plate belongs to James McCann, whom they signed to a four-year, $40.6MM contract in free agency. Tomas Nido is slated to begin the season as the club’s backup, but the 26-year-old has typically posted woeful offensive numbers. Patrick Mazeika, the other catcher on the Mets’ 40-man ro
  • Mets Make Initial Extension Offers To Lindor, Conforto

    Mets Make Initial Extension Offers To Lindor, Conforto
    The Mets have made an initial extension offer to shortstop Francisco Lindor and to right fielder Michael Conforto, reports SNY’s Andy Martino. No deal is close with either player at this time. The New York Post’s Mike Puma tweets that there’s no real movement in talks at this point.
    The initial offer to Lindor, according to Martino, clocked in slightly below $300MM in guaranteed money. Lindor and agent David Meter unsurprisingly countered with a number “well over” $
  • Mets Could Use Mike Montgomery As A Swingman

    Mets Could Use Mike Montgomery As A Swingman
    With Carlos Carrasco reportedly to miss six to eight weeks because of a torn hamstring, the Mets are stretching lefty Mike Montgomery out and considering him as a swingman, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com relays. Montgomery, whom the Mets signed to a minors pact, has racked up 183 appearances and 70 starts since he debuted in 2013. The former Mariner, Cub and Royal has combined for a respectable 3.84 ERA during his 541-inning career, though his ERA hovered around the 5.00 mark in each of the previous
  • Carlos Carrasco Suffers Torn Hamstring

    Carlos Carrasco Suffers Torn Hamstring
    6:12pm: Carrasco suffered a tear, per DiComo. It’s a serious injury that could require at least a six- to eight-week absence, a source told Mike Puma of the New York Post.
    1:39pm: Just hours after Mets skipper Luis Rojas gave a positive update on right-hander Carlos Carrasco’s sore elbow, Carrasco is now headed for an MRI to evaluate the extent of a right hamstring strain, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports (via Twitter). Carrasco apparently sustained the new injury when doing co
  • Carlos Carrasco Headed For MRI Following Hamstring Strain

    Carlos Carrasco Headed For MRI Following Hamstring Strain
    Just hours after Mets skipper Luis Rojas gave a positive update on right-hander Carlos Carrasco’s sore elbow, Carrasco is now headed for an MRI to evaluate the extent of a right hamstring strain, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports (via Twitter). Carrasco apparently sustained the new injury when doing conditioning work following this morning’s 20-pitch simulated inning.
    Given the new injury, DiComo notes that it is “exceedingly difficult” to see Carrasco being ready to
  • Mets Notes: Carrasco, Thor, Barnes, Lucchesi

    Mets Notes: Carrasco, Thor, Barnes, Lucchesi
    Right-hander Carlos Carrasco resumed throwing today, pitching one inning (about 20 pitches) in a simulated game setting, Mets skipper Luis Rojas tells reporters (Twitter link via Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News). The Mets remain hopeful that Carrasco can be ready for the Opening Day roster, though that much can’t be known until they see how he feels after throwing this morning and until he builds up more in subsequent throwing sessions. The Mets paused Carrasco’s throwing wo
  • Latest On Potential Francisco Lindor Extension

    Latest On Potential Francisco Lindor Extension
    In February, just over a month after the Mets acquired him from the Indians, shortstop Francisco Lindor said he would not be willing to discuss a contract extension during the season. That continues to be the case, the four-time All-Star told Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News and other reporters Tuesday.“Like I said earlier, I will not be negotiating during the season,” Lindor stated. “I will go to free agency. If something carries on during the season, it’s not fa
  • Looking Back At The Robinson Cano Trade

    Looking Back At The Robinson Cano Trade
    The December 2018 trade that sent Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets was a transformational moment in Mariners history, as it allowed Seattle to both escape a major salary commitment to Cano and also re-stock its farm system with some prime minor league talent in Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn.  Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto recently discussed the trade with The Athletic’s Corey Brock, looking back at how talks with the Mets developed, and how concurrent discussions with the Phillies
  • Carlos Carrasco Expects To Be Ready For Opening Day

    Carlos Carrasco Expects To Be Ready For Opening Day
    Carlos Carrasco was slowed a bit by elbow soreness early in his first camp with the Mets. The right-hander played catch this morning and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday. He told reporters (including Tim Britton of the Athletic) that he expects to be ready for Opening Day. Manager Luis Rojas echoed Carrasco’s optimism about his potential season-opening availability, although the skipper cautioned that’ll partially depend on “how things go (next) week” (via&n
  • Contract Renewals: Gallen, Lewis, Alonso, McNeil, Anderson

    Contract Renewals: Gallen, Lewis, Alonso, McNeil, Anderson
    As a standard course of business every spring, teams reach agreement on contracts with their pre-arbitration players.  Since pre-arb players have virtually no negotiating leverage, their salaries aren’t far beyond the MLB minimum ($570.5K), and most teams now adopt a particular formula for assigning modest raises to pre-arbitration players who have performed above and beyond expectations.
    When a player doesn’t accept this agreement, it has no change on his contractual status wit
  • Mets Pause Carrasco's Throwing Due To Elbow Soreness

    Mets Pause Carrasco's Throwing Due To Elbow Soreness
    Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco will pause his throwing regimen until next week, manager Luis Rojas revealed to reporters Wednesday (Twitter thread via The Athletic’s Tim Britton). Carrasco reported some soreness in his elbow, although Rojas said the organization isn’t overly concerned at this time. The longtime Indians righty says he has experienced similar soreness at a similar point in Spring Training in the past. For now, the club hopes to have Carrasco facing live hitters agai
  • Red Sox Roster Moves

    Red Sox Roster Moves
    The Red Sox were one of a number of teams to make their first round of roster cuts today. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom announced the assignment of 12 players to minor league camp.
    There are unlikely to be many surprises from this early round of cuts. For Boston, catchers Roldani Baldwin and Austin Rei, and pitchers Seth Blair, Matt Carasiti, Raynel Espinal, Durbin Feltman, Franklin German, Zac Grotz, Kaleb Ort, Andrew Politi, Thaddeus Ward, and Josh Winckowski were re-assigned to minor lea
  • Latest On Mets, Maikel Franco

    Latest On Mets, Maikel Franco
    4:49 pm: While the Mets have checked in on Franco, a deal is “unlikely to come together at the moment,” reports Tim Britton of the Athletic (via Twitter).
    2:35 pm: Franco is expected to pick his next team within the next couple of days, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link).
    2:19 pm: The Mets are one of the teams “in the Maikel Franco derby,” MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets.  Heyman reported earlier this week that interest in Franco was
  • Jose Martinez Suffers Torn Meniscus

    Jose Martinez Suffers Torn Meniscus
    José Martínez suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee yesterday, Mets manager Luis Rojas told reporters (including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News). The first baseman/corner outfielder will undergo surgery this weekend. He is expected to be out around four months.
    Martínez was injured when he collided with the first base umpire trying to field a ground ball in yesterday’s Spring Training game. It’s a tough blow, as he was
  • Mets Interested In Maikel Franco

    Mets Interested In Maikel Franco
    The Mets are one of the teams “in the Maikel Franco derby,” MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets.  Heyman reported earlier this week that interest in Franco was starting to pick up, and the Orioles were another team known to have some interest in the third baseman’s services.
    Franco would be an interesting yet also somewhat odd fit on a Mets team that may already have a surplus for position players.  J.D. Davis is the incumbent third baseman, and while New York repor
  • Quick Hits: Mets, Lindor, Red Sox, Cordero, González

    Quick Hits: Mets, Lindor, Red Sox, Cordero, González
    The Mets and Francisco Lindor will explore extension talks “in earnest” this week, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). Lindor has set opening day as the deadline for an extension, but the Mets have not appeared overly concerned by the limited timetable thus far. They are presumably confident in their ability to work something out in a short amount of time, or less concerned with the prospect of Lindor hitting free agency. If there were a year to allow a star like Lindor
  • Jose Martinez Suffers Knee Injury

    Jose Martinez Suffers Knee Injury
    José Martínez has a “twisted left knee” after colliding with an umpire during today’s Spring Training contest, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com was among those to report. He’ll likely go for an MRI tomorrow. The Mets signed the 32-year-old Martínez this winter after he struggled through a down 2020 season split between the Rays and Cubs. A significant injury would be a blow to his chances of earning a backup first base/corner outfield role this spr
  • Seth Lugo "On Track" In Recovery

    Seth Lugo "On Track" In Recovery
    Mets reliever Seth Lugo said Thursday that he is “on track” in his recovery from mid-February surgery on bone spurs in his right elbow, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Lugo, however, did not offer a timetable for his return from the procedure; it was reported then that Lugo would need at least six weeks to begin throwing again, making it likely he’ll miss the beginning of the season. Lugo has been tremendous out of the Mets’ bullpen since 2018, though his numbers d
  • MLBTR Poll: Expectations For 2021 Mets

    MLBTR Poll: Expectations For 2021 Mets
    Although the Mets missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year in 2020, they look as if they’ll head into the upcoming regular season as a popular pick to contend. New owner Steve Cohen’s arrival early in the winter brought a great deal of optimism for Mets fans, who suffered for years under the yoke of the Wilpons. Cohen has largely lived up to the hype since taking over, as he oversaw an active offseason in which the Mets’ roster looks to have taken steps forward.
    The Met
  • Additional Details On Allegations Against Mickey Callaway Emerge

    Additional Details On Allegations Against Mickey Callaway Emerge
    As Major League Baseball’s investigation into harassment allegations against Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway continues, new and even more troubling details about his behavior have surfaced in an additional report from Brittany Ghiroli, Katie Strang and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
    Not only have additional women come forward to reveal that Callaway made unwanted advances toward them, but The Athletic report details that the husband of a woman with whom Callaway was having a consensu
  • Mets Notes: Springer, Conforto

    Mets Notes: Springer, Conforto
    The Mets were a popular pick for outfielder George Springer before he signed a six-year, $150MM contract with the Blue Jays in January. Team president Sandy Alderson “suggested” on Monday that the Mets were willing to sign Springer for five years, not six, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Alderson added that New York likely wouldn’t have been able to extend outfielder Michael Conforto had it signed Springer. “At some point, even Steve Cohen runs out of money,” Alderso
  • Mets Soon To Explore Extensions With Lindor, Conforto, Syndergaard

    Mets Soon To Explore Extensions With Lindor, Conforto, Syndergaard
    Mets President Sandy Alderson said that he expects extension talks with Francisco Lindor and Michael Conforto to begin soon, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). Both players are scheduled for free agency after the 2021 season. Lindor, for his part, has made clear that he will not negotiate an extension beyond opening day, so the window is now for Alderson and the Mets. Alderson also put forth Noah Syndergaard’s name as a potential extension candidate as well, notes Tim Healey o
  • Mets, Caleb Joseph Agree To Deal

    Mets, Caleb Joseph Agree To Deal
    The Mets have agreed to a deal with free-agent catcher Caleb Joseph, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports (via Twitter). It’s a split contract, per Morosi, which would register as a bit of a surprise given that such a deal would place him on the 40-man roster (albeit with separate rates of pay in the Majors versus in Triple-A). Barstool’s Eric Arditti first suggested the two sides had reached a deal last night (Twitter link).
    Joseph, 34, spent the 2020 season with the Blue Jays organiz
  • Braves Claim Guillermo Heredia

    Braves Claim Guillermo Heredia
    The Braves have claimed outfielder Guillermo Heredia off waivers from the Mets, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (Twitter link). New York had designated the 30-year-old for assignment over the weekend. By claiming Heredia, the Braves will become responsible for the entirety of the $1MM salary that he’d previously agreed upon in order to avoid an arbitration hearing with the Mets.
    More to come.
  • Francisco Lindor On Potential Extension

    Francisco Lindor On Potential Extension
    New Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor revealed that there’s “mutual interest” in an extension, though he believes “it’s too early” for serious talks to start, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com. Lindor said in early January, shortly after the Mets acquired him from Cleveland, that he wouldn’t want to discuss a new contract during the season. His feelings on that subject seemingly remain the same, as he notes, “It would be unfair for me and the rest of the
  • Mets Designate Guillermo Heredia For Assignment

    Mets Designate Guillermo Heredia For Assignment
    The Mets have designated outfielder Guillermo Heredia for assignment.  The move was made to create a 40-man roster spot for Kevin Pillar, whose contract with the team is now official.
    Heredia appeared in seven games for the Mets after being claimed off waivers from the Pirates in August.  All told, the outfielder hit .212/278/.394 over 36 plate appearances for Pittsburgh and New York.  It isn’t far off the numbers (.240/.317/.342) Heredia posted in his four previous big leag

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