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  1. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

  2. Boomer Esiason apologizes for his comments about Daniel Murphy taking paternity leave

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

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    Good on Boomer Esiason for issuing a sincere and heartfelt apology.

  3. Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies to be home for birth of child

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup tonight against the Rangers in Texas because he left the team and traveled back home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

  4. Some Mets fans are not happy Daniel Murphy is taking paternity leave

    Apr 1, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon, when you comin’ home dad, I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, son, I know we’ll have a good time then …

  5. All the Mets are sick and Daniel Murphy is missing Opening Day because his wife is in labor

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy won’t be in the Opening Day lineup because his wife went into labor with their first child, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Murphy played all but one game last season, logging 697 plate appearances to rank sixth in the league. (Also: Congrats!) And because these things always seem…

  6. Daniel Murphy slowed with calf injury

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will miss his sixth straight Grapefruit League game today due to a right calf injury. He hurt his calf while touching the second base bag on a double last Sunday. The original plan called for Murphy to return to the lineup today, but he’s not 100 percent yet. He told…

  7. Bobby Parnell faces hitters for first time since last July

    Mar 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell faced hitters today for the first time since last July 30. Parnell, who had surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, threw batting practice against a group of teammates including Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Parnell has been bothered…

  8. The Mets are not screwing around with Ike Davis this spring

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with Mets manager Terry Collins and talked about a number of challenges and decisions facing the team this spring. First and foremost: first base. Where Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are set to battle it out. It sounds like it’ll be a good battle. Collins says…

  9. Orioles and Mets have been discussing potential trade ideas

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    The Orioles and Mets tossed around trade ideas involving not just first baseman Ike Davis, but second baseman Daniel Murphy, and left fielder/first baseman Lucas Duda as well, reports Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun. He writes that the two teams couldn’t reach an agreement because the Mets wanted Orioles top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez…

  10. Mets, Padres, Yankees ask about Mariners’ Dustin Ackley

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    With second base now off limits for a good decade or so, the Mariners have to be open to moving Dustin Ackley and/or Nick Franklin. According to CBS Sports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets, Padres and Yankees have already inquired about Ackley. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit a modest .245/.315/.354…

  11. Report: Mets pushing “very hard” to trade Daniel Murphy

    Dec 9, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    It’s been suspected all offseason that the Mets would shop second baseman Daniel Murphy and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that they are pushing “very hard” to move him at this week’s Winter Meetings. Nothing appears imminent, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Orioles are among the teams who…

  12. David Wright helped bring Curtis Granderson to the Mets with a text message

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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    The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance…

  13. Alderson: 2014 will be “a new day” for the Mets

    Nov 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said he won’t target players expected to take home a nine-figure contract, like Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo, but he did state that the 2014 season will be “a new day” for the franchise. Newsday’s Marc Carig writes that Alderson spent 45 minutes on the radio, between WFAN and ESPN…

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 5, White Sox 4: Unbelievable. Chris Perez blows a save in the top of the ninth and the ancient Jason Giambi picks him and the Indians up in the bottom, smacking a two-run walkoff homer. Still life in that old bat. Still life in the Indians, who remain in wild card position. Rangers 3,…

  15. Davey Johnson thinks Bryce Harper’s ailing knee might have contributed to last night’s lack of hustle

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    After Nationals manager Davey Johnson bowed out of last night’s game due to dehydration, bench coach Randy Knorr took over and quickly made his voice heard. As D.J. Short described earlier, Harper weakly grounded out to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Assuming it was a routine out, Harper hung his head and ran at a…

  16. Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr questions Bryce Harper’s hustle

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper‘s hustle (or lack thereof) was the big topic of conversation following the Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the Mets last night at Nationals Park. With two runners on and two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Harper hit a weak grounder to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Assuming that he would be…

  17. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    Tigers 7, Athletics 6: Torii Hunter walks off the Tigers who came back from a 6-1 deficit. A 6-3 deficit in the ninth. All while losing Miguel Cabrera mid-game. Now, starting pitching, please stop requiring Tigers bats to bail you out all the time. Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: Baltimore avoids the sweep and pulls…

  18. After a blown call at first, Chris Johnson launches a three-run homer to boost the Braves over the Mets

    Aug 21, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Robot umps now? The Braves and Mets entered extra innings tied 1-1. The Mets got two quick outs before Andrelton Simmons reached base on a single. That brought Freddie Freeman up. He hit it back to the pitcher who tossed it to first base. Freeman was called safe by umpire Jerry Layne but replays showed…

  19. Zack Wheeler sets career-high with 12 strikeouts as Mets win

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    Mets rookie starter Zack Wheeler was on point tonight against the Padres, holding them to one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He eclipsed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, set in his Major League debut on June 18 against the Braves, getting number eight with a fourth-inning punch-out of Jedd Gyorko.…

  20. The Mets calling up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Wilmer Flores

    With David Wright expected to miss the next 3-5 weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that there’s a “good chance” the Mets will call up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base in the next week. Mets fans have been clamoring for Flores’…

  21. David Wright is expected to miss 3-5 weeks

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Mets third baseman David Wright was put on the disabled list Saturday with a right hamstring strain. Now there’s somewhat of a timetable for his return. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Wright has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — which is likely to take 3-5 weeks to recover from. He’ll be…

  22. David Wright placed on disabled list with hamstring strain

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Mets announced this morning that third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Outfielder Mike Baxter has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the active roster. Wright suffered the injury in last night’s game against the Royals while he was running…

  23. The Mets have nothing going on

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    For the second year in a row, the Mets are prepared to sit out the trade deadline, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, even as they seem well on their way to a fifth straight sub-.500 season. The Mets haven’t shown any interest in moving pieces like closer Bobby Parnell and second baseman…

  24. Bryce Harper back in lineup for Nationals after aggravating knee

    Jul 27, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Good news for the Nationals. Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com passes along word that Bryce Harper is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Mets. Harper left the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader after he aggravated his left knee while making a diving catch of a liner off the bat of Daniel Murphy in…

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