NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Josh Smoker has been traded from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league left-hander Daniel Zamora and cash.
The swap was announced Wednesday, five days after Smoker was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot after the Mets re-signed free agent infielder Jose Reyes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Asked how he would deal with his players after the New York Mets' latest injuries, manager Terry Collins was quick with a quip.
"Bubble wrap," Collins said, laughing. "Key. Very important."
Pitcher Matt Harvey and outfielder Juan Lagares were put on the 10-day disabled list Friday by the Mets, who recalled infielder Matt Reynolds and outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas.
NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for answers in a wobbly bullpen, the New York Mets optioned struggling right-hander Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday and recalled lefty Josh Smoker from their top farm club.
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets' winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday.
Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bartolo Colon tried not to put too much blame on himself for two mistake pitches that resulted in solo homers for Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis.
"I think I missed on both pitches," he said. "In the big leagues, any time you miss your spots you're going to pay the consequences."
Adonis Garcia's tiebreaking single in the 10th inning scored Dansby Swanson from third base and the Atlanta Braves snapped the New York Mets' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Mets activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list in a move manager Terry Collins hopes will provide a much-needed offensive boost for his ball club.
Cespedes had been out since Aug. 4 because of a strained right quad. He was among the team leaders in batting average (.289), home runs (22) and RBIs (59) before getting hurt.