Melvin likely would keep Callaway as Mets manager
If hired as general manager of the New York Mets, Doug Melvin likely would keep Mickey Callaway as manager.
The former Texas and Milwaukee GM has his second interview Tuesday with the Mets, meeting with owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Agent Brodie Van Wagenen and Tampa Bay senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom are also finalists for the job.
Mets’ Horwitz gets new roles, including team historian
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are transferring longtime media relations boss Jay Horwitz to a new role as vice president of alumni public relations and team historian.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon announced Horwitz's job change Wednesday at a press conference that was more of a roast by former players, coaches and executives. Horwitz has been with the team for nearly 40 years, and figures from throughout his tenure attended.
NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires.
The profanity-laced video surfaced this week from a Dodgers-Mets game in May 2016 that Fox televised. Collins fumes after ace Noah Syndergaard is ejected in the third inning for throwing a fastball behind Chase Utley. In the 2015 playoffs, Utley broke the leg of Mets infielder Ruben Tejada with a late, hard slide.
Yanks’ Boone, Mets’ Callaway meet as new New York managers
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before leading their teams against each other for the first time, the Yankees' Aaron Boone and the Mets' Mickey Callaway took time to discuss their new gigs as managers in New York.
"I'm trying to prepare every day for what might happen," Callaway said Wednesday before the Yankees rallied for an 11-4 spring training win. "''I'm sure at some point we'll get blindsided for one reason or the other, but it's been good so far."
Syndergaard happy he made it back on a mound last September
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Getting back on the mound late last season was important for Noah Syndergaard.
The New York Mets star went on the disabled list after tearing a lat muscle on April 30 in his fifth start, a 23-5 loss to Washington.
He made a pair of brief minor league appearances at the start of September, then had two short outings for New York in the season's final 10 days, totaling three innings.
OXFORD, Miss. – The New York Mets recently tabbed Ole Miss baseball alum Mickey Callaway to be their next manager, and he will join an array of former Rebel standouts to coach at the highest level. Callaway, a three-year letterwinner at Ole Miss from 1994-96, finished his career at Ole Miss with a 20-18 record in 61 appearances, including 36 starts. Callaway was drafted in the seventh round of the 1996 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, and spent his professional career pitching for the Rays, the...
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Reports: Mets offer manager job to Indians coach Callaway
NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the New York Mets have settled on their choice for a manager.
Several media outlets are reporting the team has offered the job to Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The New York Post was the first to report the Mets were in talks with Callaway, saying a deal is being finalized.
When contacted Sunday, multiple Mets officials declined to comment.
Mets fire longtime pitching coach and head trainer
NEW YORK (AP) — Following a painful season, the injury-riddled New York Mets are making changes to their coaching staff and medical department.
Two days after Terry Collins stepped down as manager, the team announced Tuesday that longtime pitching coach Dan Warthen will not return in that role next year but was offered another job in the organization. He hadn't responded yet, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Mets in the market for a new manager after 2017 debacle
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time April was over, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes were already hurt.
Five months later, the New York Mets are in the market for a manager.
A season that started with such promise finally crawled to its merciful end Sunday when the depleted and diminished Mets — fittingly — were routed 11-0 by last-place Philadelphia. Moments after the game ended, an emotional Terry Collins confirmed he was stepping down as skipper and accepting a job in the front office.
Terry Collins resigns as manager of New York Mets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shortly after the last out in a lost season for the New York Mets, manager Terry Collins confirmed the news that had spread at Citizens Bank Park.
"It's been a blast, but it's time," he said.
With that, the 68-year-old Collins announced Sunday he was stepping down and taking a position in the team's front office.
Phillies beat Mets 11-0 in finales for Mackanin, Collins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Mackanin ended his tenure as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies with a win, Terry Collins exited the New York Mets with a loss.
Maikel Franco hit a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning Sunday in Philadelphia's season-ending 11-0 rout.
"A great day for the Phillies, a great day for me," said Mackanin, who found out this week that he would not return as manager after 2 1/2 seasons. "It was really special, probably one of the best days of my career."
Cabrera’s homer in 11th lifts Mets to 7-4 win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On this night at least, Terry Collins pushed all the right buttons in his bullpen.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 11th and eight Mets relievers combined to allow one hit over seven scoreless innings as New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Saturday.
Cabrera also had an RBI double in the seventh and finished with four hits and four RBIs. The teams combined to use 17 pitchers in a game that took 4 hours, 10 minutes.
Mets’ Collins defends his bullpen use amid criticism
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets manager Terry Collins has defended his use of the bullpen early in the season after published reports quoted unnamed team officials who disapproved of the job he did.
Mets beat Braves in potential home finale for Collins, Reyes
NEW YORK (AP) — If this was their Citi Field farewell, Terry Collins and Jose Reyes went out winners together.
Collins guided his team to victory in perhaps his final home game as manager of the New York Mets, who beat the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Wednesday night behind Reyes and rookie pitcher Robert Gsellman.
Lugo sharp, Mets set team HR record in split with Braves
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets starter Seth Lugo certainly likes pitching against the Braves.
The 27-year-old right-hander turned in the best performance of his career, pitching two-hit ball over six innings to improve to 3-0 against Atlanta as New York beat the Braves 3-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night. Lugo lowered his career ERA against Atlanta to 1.35.
Gsellman leads Mets over Braves 5-1, eliminates Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Robert Gsellman is trying to impress manager Terry Collins and the Mets front office and earn a rotation spot for 2018.
"Just trying to finish strong for these guys so we can have some good momentum heading into next spring," he said. "Just trying to keep it rolling."
Gsellman didn't allow an earned run over seven innings, pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run homer and New York beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday.
DeGrom reaches career high with 15 wins as Mets beat Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Mets manager Terry Collins loves watching Jacob deGrom pitch.
"He's a tremendous competitor," Collins said. "He deserves everything he's got. He's got two starts left. I hope he wins them both."
DeGrom set a career high in wins, Dominic Smith and Gavin Cecchini each drove in two runs and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Mets’ Syndergaard could be nearing first game since April
ATLANTA (AP) — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard could be nearing his first appearance since the opening month of the season.
Syndergaard, an All-Star in 2016, has not pitched since suffering a torn lat muscle on April 30.
Montero wins again, Plawecki homers as Mets top Reds 6-1
NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Mets try to put this lost season behind them and look ahead to next year, Rafael Montero, Kevin Plawecki and a handful of other youngsters are benefiting from their opportunities in the majors.
Montero overcame five walks to win his third straight start, Plawecki hit a two-run homer and the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Saturday night.
Reyes hits 2 homers, Lugo pitches Mets to 5-1 win over Reds
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie Travis Taijeron played almost 800 minor league games over seven seasons, hitting 135 home runs along the way.
The 28-year-old outfielder clubbed his first big league round-tripper on Friday night, a moment he won't soon forget.
Jose Reyes homered twice, Seth Lugo pitched six shutout innings and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 for its third straight win. Taijeron got the Mets started when he led off the second with a solo shot.
Nimmo homers twice, Lagares goes deep and Mets beat Reds 7-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie Brandon Nimmo isn't regarded as much of a slugger. He sure looked the part of a cleanup hitter Thursday night, though.
Nimmo homered twice, Juan Lagares added a solo shot and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2.
The Mets have won three of four and ended the Reds' three-game winning streak to open a four-game series.
Gsellman, Mets douse Phillies 6-3 in 6 rainy innings
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the best games the Mets have played all season came with hardly anyone in the stands to see it.
Robert Gsellman pitched well for a winning return from the minors and Travis d'Arnaud homered to help New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Wednesday night in a series finale shortened to six innings because of rain.
Mets’ David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright will have surgery on his right rotator cuff Tuesday, ending any hope of the star third baseman playing for the New York Mets this season.
The Mets announced Monday that the 34-year-old team captain would have the operation.
Wright last played in the majors in May 2016. He had surgery the following month for a herniated disk in his neck.
Flores leaves game after fouling ball off face
HOUSTON (AP) — New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores left Saturday night's game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his face.
Flores was batting in the fourth inning when he fouled a ball from pitcher Brad Peacock and it smashed into his face. He immediately dropped to his knees and trainers and manager Terry Collins rushed to check on him.
Mets’ Montero takes 1-hitter into 9th to beat Reds 2-0
CINCINNATI - When the Mets sent Rafael Montero to the minors at midseason, the message was blunt: Throw strikes or you won't be back. This time, it sunk in. Montero gave the best performance of his up-and-down career Wednesday night, taking a one-hitter into the ninth inning. New York held on for a 2-0 victory that extended its dominance over the Cincinnati Reds. "He's learning one thing right now: His stuff in the strike zone can get outs," manager Terry Collins said. "He pitched...
Montero takes 1-hitter into 9th, Mets beat Reds 2-0
CINCINNATI (AP) — When the Mets sent Rafael Montero to the minors at midseason, the message was blunt: Throw strikes or you won't be back. This time, it sunk in.
Mets put Yoenis Cespedes on DL with hamstring injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with what could be a season-ending hamstring injury.
Cespedes strained his right hamstring running the bases in the first inning Friday night against the Nationals. General manager Sandy Alderson said Cespedes' "season is in jeopardy."
DeGrom strikes out 10; Mets down Nationals 4-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even when the New York Mets win this season, they end up losing.
Jacob deGrom had 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings against Washington's makeshift lineup, and the Mets beat the Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.
However, New York lost outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning with a right hamstring strain that could prove season ending based on the schedule, general manager Sandy Alderson said after the game.
Mets’ Conforto dislocates shoulder after swinging in the 5th
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder Thursday, collapsing in pain after swinging at a pitch.
The All-Star slugger was hurt in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, yet another blow to a team beset by injuries all season and now out of contention.
"It turns your stomach," manager Terry Collins said. "A player was having a tremendous year and really making a name for himself. To go down like that and that kind of injury is tough to watch."
Mets 3B David Wright begins rehab assignment at Class A
NEW YORK (AP) — Still hoping to rejoin the New York Mets this season, captain David Wright started a rehab assignment Tuesday night with Class A St. Lucie.
Wright was the designated hitter and batted third at Charlotte, a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate in the Florida State League. He went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.
Trying to come back from neck surgery last year for a cervical disk herniation, the third baseman hasn't played in a major league game since May 2016.
Montero shuts down Marlins in Mets’ 8-1 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Montero gave the New York Mets another solid start and it paid off this time.
Montero pitched six strong innings, Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each hit long two-run homers to help the Mets snap a five-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
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Mets put infielder Jose Reyes on 10-day disabled list
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Reyes was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday by the New York Mets with a sore left ribcage.
Fellow infielder Wilmer Flores remained out of the lineup against the Yankees with a similar injury. Flores planned to work out before the game, and the team decided not to put him on the DL. But manager Terry Collins said Flores probably wouldn't be available off the bench, and he did not play in a 7-5 loss that gave the Yankees a four-game sweep of the Subway Series.
Amed Rosario’s first homer leads Mets over Phillies 7-6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amed Rosario's first career homer was clutch.
Rosario hit a tiebreaking, solo shot leading off the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto also went deep and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Friday night.
Mets’ deGrom leaves in 7th after getting hit by batted ball
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was lifted in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after getting hit on the back of his right arm above the elbow with a line drive by Nick Williams.
The Mets announced that deGrom had a contusion of the right triceps and X-rays were negative.
DeGrom had been brilliant to that point and left after giving up four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and no walks.
Granderson homers, Mets rally from 5 down to beat Rockies
DENVER (AP) — The New York Mets weren't fazed by a big early deficit on Wednesday night.
Remember, things can change in a hurry in the thin air of Coors Field.
Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the New York Mets erased a five-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5.
Jay Bruce hit his 29th homer and Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Mets prized prospect Rosario makes MLB debut at Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Wearing No. 1, the centerpiece of the New York Mets' youth movement is now a major leaguer.
Shortstop Amed Rosario joined the team and was set to make his big league debut in Tuesday night's series opener against the Colorado Rockies.
SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Mets acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from the Miami Marlins for a pair of prospects: Class A pitcher Merandy Gonzalez and outfielder Ricardo Cespedes.
New York is seeking stability in a bullpen that's been a mess since the loss of Jeurys Familia, who served a domestic violence suspension at the start of the season and then got hurt. The Mets have blown 13 of 36 save opportunities entering Friday's game in Seattle and rank 26th in the major leagues in bullpen ERA at 4.81.
DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first sign it was going to be a good night for Jacob deGrom was when he struck out the side in the first inning, all looking, on 10 pitches.
The right-hander won his eighth straight start with eight strong innings and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the San Diego Padres 5-3 Monday night.
Underperforming Mets could be busy sellers at trade deadline
When the season began, the New York Mets thought they'd be fighting for first place this time of year. Instead, they could be one of baseball's busiest sellers before the July 31 trade deadline.
DeGrom wins 6th straight start, Mets rout Rockies 14-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off the All-Star break, Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets looked far more like contenders than the Colorado Rockies.
DeGrom came out dealing once again, striking out 11 and winning his sixth straight start as the Mets began what could be a last-chance homestand by routing Colorado 14-2 Friday night.
"There's a sense of urgency, there's no question about it," New York manager Terry Collins said.
Cabrera hits go-ahead homer, Mets rally to beat Phillies 7-6
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight days since he asked to be traded, Asdrubal Cabrera and the New York Mets appear to be turning things around.
Cabrera hit a go-ahead homer on his bobblehead day, part of a four-run rally in the seventh inning that carried New York past the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Saturday.
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Bruce’s 2 RBIs help Mets take series by beating Marlins 6-3
MIAMI (AP) — Scoring early and often, the New York Mets made up for a slow start to their 10-game trip.
The Mets took the lead in the first inning for the fourth game in a row and won the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins 6-3 Thursday.
New York went 5-5 in three cities despite being swept in four games by the Dodgers starting the trip.
"We'll take it," manager Terry Collins said. "We didn't get down and pack up and go home. We showed up every day and played hard."
MIAMI (AP) — Robert Gsellman left the New York Mets' game Tuesday night with a strained left hamstring after he tried unsuccessfully to beat out a grounder , and manager Terry Collins said the right-hander's recovery likely won't be quick.
"When you're a pitcher and you have a hamstring, it's going to be some time," Collins said.
Gsellman hurts hamstring as Mets lose to Marlins 6-3
MIAMI (AP) — Robert Gsellman limped into the dugout, took off his batting helmet and slammed it into a trash can, showing where this season seems headed for the injury-riddled New York Mets.
Gsellman left the game with a strained left hamstring after he tried unsuccessfully to beat out a grounder , and the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh as the Mets lost Tuesday night to the Miami Marlins 6-3.
Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once they took the field, a little bit of controversy didn't seem the bother the New York Mets.
On a day when unhappy veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera asked to be traded, the slumping Mets broke out their bats.
Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Friday night.
Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for trade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera said he wants to be traded.
The 31-year-old, a two-time All-Star and a veteran of 11 big league seasons, had not started at second since Sept. 28, 2014. The Mets started Jose Reyes at shortstop against San Francisco on Friday night and Wilmer Flores at third.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The heat took away the heaviness in the air. The opponent is just struggling.
Oh, and there's that one other thing:
"We're probably the hottest team in baseball right now," the Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez said.
Tough to argue that, especially with the way they're swinging the bats. Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh and Los Angeles used the long ball again to power past the New York Mets 6-3 on Thursday night and complete a four-game sweep.