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.
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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.
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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.
Mariners players brawl in clubhouse before game vs Orioles
SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl broke out in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a game at Safeco Field.
Shortstop Jean Segura and teammate Dee Gordon apparently tangled, while catcher Mike Zunino and other players tried to break up the skirmish.
Moments after Gordon politely asked reporters to leave the locker room, the double doors burst open with players shoving and shouting. Segura was on the ground in the fracas.
LeBlanc sets tone in Mariners 7-1 win over Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Having finished his warmups just before first pitch, Seattle lefty Wade LeBlanc wasn't worried about stiffening up while watching the Mariners score five runs in the first inning.
If anything, LeBlanc was more energized from the extra rest.
LeBlanc pitched seven scoreless innings, Mitch Haniger hit his 23rd home run and Seattle jumped on the Oakland Athletics early and held on for a 7-1 victory on Thursday night.
Mariners SS Segura scratched from lineup against A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was a late scratch Thursday against the Oakland Athletics, one day after being forced out of of the game in San Diego when he fouled a ball off his shin.
No official reason was given for the change, which forced Mariners manager Scott Servais to jumble his lineup.
Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended.
On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months.
"It was a good swing but to be in that situation to hit a homer to get the team ahead and win the game, it's pretty special," Cano said.
Mariners’ Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension.
The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too.
"It feels great to be back, especially the way the team is playing," Cano said before the game. "I'm excited. I was waiting for this moment."
LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:
Robinson Cano starts rehab assignment for Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano knows he wasn't fluid or dazzling Monday night in his return to baseball.
Especially returning to a completely new position at first base.
The eight-time All-Star began his rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate as he prepares for his return from an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.
Haniger, Seager rally Mariners to 6-4 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Just the night before, Seattle had felt the sting of a late Los Angeles comeback. For the season, the Angels had taken 10 of 16 games from the Mariners.
But on Saturday night, Seattle reversed the story line, rallying with five runs in the eighth inning to beat Los Angeles 6-4 behind a three-run homer from Kyle Seager and five hits from rookie Mitch Haniger.
Cano, Albers lead Mariners to 10-2 win over A’s for sweep
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano seems to have rediscovered his home run stroke just when the Seattle Mariners need it most.
Cano homered for the second consecutive game and drove in four runs, Andrew Albers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 10-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Mariners Pregame: M’s chasing wildcard spot, lineups and starters against New York Yankees
Game 129: Seattle Mariners (65-63) at New York Yankees (68-58) at 4:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Mariners were off on Thursday after a series win over the Atlanta Braves, including a 9-6 win on Wednesday as the recently recalled Taylor Motter delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning.
Motter replaces injured Cano, lifts Mariners past Braves 9-6
ATLANTA (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are hoping Robinson Cano avoided a serious injury when he was pulled with tightness in his left hamstring.
If Cano misses one or more games, Taylor Motter made a case that he can keep the offense moving.
Motter replaced Cano and gave Seattle the lead with a two-run single in the eighth inning, lifting the Mariners over the Atlanta Braves 9-6 on Wednesday night.