Alcantara, Marlins to take on deGrom, Mets on Monday
Miami Marlins (42-67, fifth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (55-56, fourth in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Monday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-10,...
Lauer scheduled to start for Padres at Mets
San Diego Padres (48-53, fourth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (46-55, fourth in the NL East)
San Diego Padres (47-53, fifth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (46-54, fourth in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Dinelson Lamet (0-2,...
MIAMI (AP) — Jeff McNeil joked with manager Mickey Callaway moments before leading off the game about hitting a home run on the first pitch.
Callaway requested McNeil have an 11-pitch at-bat...
MIAMI (AP) — Manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets played Saturday night that he was not concerned with Robinson Cano's lack of power thus far.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano is out of the New York Mets' lineup against San Francisco, a day after tweaking his left quadriceps.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Cano was being evaluated...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Credit injured Robinson Cano with an assist on Michael Conforto's first career grand slam.
Conforto took some advice from Cano during a pitching change before his at-bat...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have activated outfielder Michael Conforto from the seven-day injured list and put him in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers.
Washington Nationals (19-27, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (20-25, third in the NL East)
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets aren't hitting, and another lapse by slugger Robinson Cano raised questions about how hard they're trying.
New York Mets (20-23, third in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (11-31, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a man on and one out in the first, Robinson Cano hit a simple little grounder, destined to end the inning. Well, it probably would have a week ago, when the New York Mets...
New York Mets (16-15, second in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (17-16, third in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Steven Matz (3-1, 3.68 ERA,...
Brewers look to break 4-game skid against Mets
Milwaukee Brewers (13-13, fourth in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (13-11, first in the NL East)
Nimmo, McNeil back Wheeler in Mets’ win over Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo didn't mind getting dropped from first to eighth in the Mets' batting order.
Nimmo couldn't say for sure if he felt less pressure Friday night against Atlanta,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Little over a week into his New York Mets career, Pete Alonso already has learned a lot about his team's history. And the 24-year-old rookie gladly recited a key lesson after...
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day that Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, and Max Scherzer fanned 12, it was New York Mets newcomer Robinson Cano who decided the outcome with a homer,...
Led by deGrom, new-look Mets gear up for rugged NL East
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom would like a big contract. If nothing else, he's getting more help.
During a busy offseason under first-time general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, the suddenly...
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman believes the Phillies, Nationals and Mets made so many moves this offseason because they wanted to catch up to the 2018 NL East champion Braves.
New York Mets to wrap up spring training in Carrier Dome
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Mets will finish spring training with a workout inside Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.
The team announced Tuesday the practice on March 26 will be held...
Mets say MRI of Jed Lowrie’s sore left knee is negative
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — An MRI of Jed Lowrie's left knee was negative, and the New York Mets said the infielder is likely to be ready for opening day even though he's behind...
Dee Gordon expects to be back up to speed for Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Injury free and playing second base again, Seattle's Dee Gordon expects to be back up to speed this season.
Cano says he feels 25, not 36, as he reports to Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training.
"I feel like I'm 25," the 36-year-old All-Star second baseman said Sunday, a day ahead of the team's first full-squad workout.
Cano took a physical and held a news conference. He took over the spot in the clubhouse that used to belong to Mets captain David Wright, who retired because of neck and back injuries.
The Brodie Bunch: New-look Mets set to open spring training
NEW YORK (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen has certainly been busy since changing careers.
Heading into his first spring training as Mets general manager, the former player agent has already engineered a major roster overhaul that has New York eyeing the playoffs in a beefed-up NL East.
AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.
APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls dropped for 1st time since 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason.
Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only previous drops since 2002 were by $3 million in 2010 and by $32 million in 2004.
Ramos had grip on Mets from first handshake
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Ramos had a grip on the New York Mets from the moment he walked into their winter meetings suite in Las Vegas last week.
"It was his handshake," new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen recalled Tuesday at the catcher's introductory news conference. "As some of you may get to know, this guy has really big, strong, strong mitts here for hands."
Familia preferred to return to Mets, who also add OF Davis
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia would rather be a setup man for the New York Mets than a closer for someone else.
Familia had 123 saves for the Mets, who traded him to Oakland last July. He instructed agents Sam and Seth Levinson to pursue any possibility to return to the Mets.
"Honestly, that was my goal, be back with the Mets," Familia said during a conference call Monday, three days after his $30 million, three-year contract was finalized.
Familia, Mets finalize $30 million, 3-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia and the Mets finalized a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, bringing the reliever back to New York, where he figures to serve as a setup man for newly acquired closer Edwin Diaz.
Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia.
Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he passes a physical.
Callaway says it’s OK for Cano not to run out grounders
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a loaf is better than none for New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway when it comes to Robinson Cano.
New York's new second baseman has been criticized at times for not running hard to first base when he hits infield grounders. Callaway says the 36-year-old is just protecting his body in a way that makes sense.
Mariners move ahead after flurry of trades, roster overhaul
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West rival Oakland Athletics have done.
A flurry of offseason trades by general manager Jerry Dipoto sent lots of stars out of the Pacific Northwest in the past month.
As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents
Paul Goldschmidt and Robinson Cano have already switched teams this offseason, going to the Cardinals and Mets in major trades.
As for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper — the jewels of the free agent market — they're still waiting.
Patrick Corbin and Josh Donaldson are already signed, but there are plenty of significant free agents still available heading into the winter meetings this week. The market appears less sluggish than a year ago, and Machado and Harper will remain focal points.
New Mets GM vows more moves after adding Cano, Diaz
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing red Santa's helper hats, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz got right to work for the New York Mets — as elves, handing out presents to school kids during the team's holiday party at Citi Field.
A day after the club added the star second baseman and ace closer, new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen offered a gift to all Mets fans, too.
"We did not make this move to have it be our last move," Van Wagenen vowed Tuesday.
Mariners set sights on 2021 by dealing Cano, Diaz and Segura
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners fans have waited longer than any supporters in North America for a return to the postseason.
General manager Jerry Dipoto is asking Seattle to wait a little bit more.
Dipoto continued a whirlwind reshaping of the Mariners' roster Monday by sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets and Jean Segura, James Pazos and Juan Nicasio to Philadelphia. In exchange, Seattle received a bundle of prospects and freed up significant salary space for after the 2020 season.
Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player trade
NEW YORK (AP) — Aiming for an instant upgrade after two failing seasons, the New York Mets and their rookie general manager turned to a most familiar face.
The Mets made a splash — that much was certain — when they acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade Monday.
Phils get star SS Segura from Seattle for Santana, Crawford
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.
The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the trade.
"Shortstop was an area we didn't get a lot of production," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said. "Segura moves the needle for us as far as win expectancy."
Athletics clinch postseason spot; Yanks lose Hicks to injury
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.
Jonathan Lucroy, Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman also homered for the A's, assured no worse than an AL wild card.
Mariners eliminated from race despite 13-0 rout of Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marco Gonzales has himself in position for an upbeat finish to easily the best season of his career.
Now the Seattle left-hander knows for sure his final start, if he gets another one, won't have any impact on the postseason.
Cano has 3 RBIs as Mariners rout Astros 9-0
HOUSTON (AP) — Mariners manager Scott Servais loves how his team is hitting lately. He only wishes this offensive outburst had come earlier in the season.
Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle's 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Vogelbach’s slam in 8th powers Seattle over Houston 4-1
HOUSTON (AP) — When Houston's Jake Marisnick made a highlight-reel catch on a ball hit by Robinson Cano for the second out of the eighth inning Monday night, Seattle manager Scott Servais started to think it just might not be his team's night.
Turns out he just had to wait a little bit longer.
Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach hit his first career grand slam two batters later, lifting the Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
Cano hits 3-run 2B, lifts Mariners over Angels 6-5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle assured itself a winning season with another one-run victory Saturday night. It's still holding out hope to accomplish more than that.
"It's nobody's goal to have a winning season," Robinson Cano said. "The goal is to make the playoffs."
Cano aided Seattle's fading postseason aspirations with a three-run double that capped the Mariners' rally from a four-run deficit in a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Hedges, Renfroe homer, Padres top free-falling Mariners 5-4
SEATTLE (AP) — The Padres opened their bullpen gate and slammed the door on the Mariners' chances of a comeback.
Four San Diego relievers set a franchise record by striking out nine consecutive batters, preserving a two-run lead in the Padres' 5-4 victory over Seattle on Wednesday.
Haniger’s legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit the deck three times for the Mariners late in Sunday's game. The first two put Seattle ahead against the New York Yankees. The next converted the lead into a victory.
Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out that gave the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Yankees.
Mariners get into clubhouse brawl, then lose to Orioles 5-3
SEATTLE (AP) — A rough day for the Seattle Mariners that began with a clubhouse brawl ended in rugged fashion, too.
Long after Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and second baseman Dee Gordon apparently tangled, Baltimore rookie Renato Nunez and the Orioles rallied late for a 5-3 win Tuesday night.
The scuffle broke out four hours before the game at Safeco Field. Several players got involved, with catcher Mike Zunino among those trying to break it up.