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  1. VIDEO: Justin Upton hit a baseball really far tonight

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Justin Upton hits baseballs for a living. And sometimes they go really far.

  2. Andrelton Simmons scratched from Thursday’s lineup with jammed wrist

    Apr 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons jammed his wrist last night and will sit out tonight’s game.

  3. Mets option Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A, intend to use Jenrry Mejia as fifth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out eight batters and walked none over five scoreless innings this afternoon against the Blue Jays. His reward? A trip to the minors. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said after today’s game that Matsuzaka has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. This means that…

  4. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  5. Daisuke Matsuzaka appears to be the Mets’ fifth starter

    Mar 25, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka is “seemingly locked” in as the Mets’ fifth starter. Terry Collins is not totally committing yet, saying after yesterday’s solid Dice-K outing that his competition,Jenrry Mejia, is still “in the mix,” but Collins also alluded to Matsuzaka’s veteran status — “he’s done it before and he’s done…

  6. Mets send Jon Niese to New York for MRI on sore shoulder

    Feb 26, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jon Niese

    Uh oh. Jon Niese, who had shoulder problems last season, has left Mets camp and traveled to New York to undergo an MRI exam on his sore shoulder. Niese was limited to 24 starts last season, eventually being diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, but pitched well with a 3.71 ERA and was especially…

  7. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  8. Mets sign John Lannan

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Mets secured some rotation depth this afternoon by signing left-hander John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lannan struggled with the Phillies last season, posting a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts while dealing with a quad injury and a knee injury which required surgery. The 29-year-old Long Island…

  9. Jenrry Mejia undergoes elbow surgery

    Aug 28, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery, as scheduled, on Wednesday afternoon to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow. The procedure went as planned and Mejia is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training next February. Mejia registered a promising 2.30 ERA,…

  10. Daisuke Matsuzaka to make Mets debut Friday against Tigers

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    The Mets signed right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka earlier today and they aren’t wasting any time putting him to work, as the team has announced that he’ll make his first start tomorrow night against the Tigers at Citi Field. Matsuzaka, who turns 33 next month, was granted his release by the Indians earlier this week after he…

  11. Jenrry Mejia will undergo season-ending elbow surgery

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    As first reported by ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia will undergo season-ending surgery in the next 7-10 days to remove painful bone spurs from his right (pitching) elbow. Mejia has been playing with those bone spurs for a while and had to leave his start Saturday against the Padres after three…

  12. Mets place Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list

    Aug 18, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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    From ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin comes word that the Mets have placed right-hander Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury. Mejia was removed from his start Saturday against the Padres in the bottom of the fourth inning after complaining of pain in his throwing arm. He’s been pitching with…

  13. The Mets are giving Matt Harvey ten more starts

    Jul 27, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    With the addition of Jenrry Mejia to the rotation, Mets starter Matt Harvey has about ten starts left according to manager Terry Collins (via Jorge Castillo). We heard rumors about the shutdown throughout the season and now we have a countdown. Harvey has logged 145 innings over 21 starts thus far, posting a 2.11 ERA.…

  14. Mets will keep Jenrry Mejia around, shift to six-man rotation

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Jenrry Mejia was fantastic in his season debut for the Mets today, throwing seven shutout innings against the Nationals, and afterward manager Terry Collins announced that the 23-year-old right-hander will remain in what is now a six-man rotation. In upping the rotation from five to six starters the Mets are making room for Mejia to…

  15. The Mets totally shellack the Nats in the first game of today’s double header

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    I don’t guess one game of a doubleheader is usually that notable, but since it was the only day game today the Mets-Nats affair got my attention. And even if it hadn’t beforehand, man, it would have after it got going. The Mets demolished the Nationals 11-0. Jenrry Mejia got the start for New York…

  16. Jenrry Mejia will need bone spurs removed from elbow

    Jul 25, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has an interesting note about Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia, who’s scheduled to start Game 1 of tomorrow’s doubleheader against the Nationals. Apparently team doctors advised Mejia to have surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow back when he was having discomfort in May, but Mejia told them he’d…

  17. Jenrry Mejia returns to Mets camp after thyroid exam

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jenrry Mejia left Mets camp and went to New York to be examined for a hyperactive thyroid, but the 23-year-old right-hander has been cleared to return to spring training. It all started when doctors red-flagged something during Mejia’s annual physical exam, but according to manager Terry Collins he’ll have “no limitations.” Officially the Mets haven’t…

  18. Jenrry Mejia being examined for thyroid issue

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jenrry Mejia left Mets camp yesterday after doctors “flagged” an undisclosed medical issue during his physical exam and now Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that it’s a thyroid issue. Mejia headed to New York to undergo further testing and the Mets aren’t revealing any details, with manager Terry Collins claiming he hasn’t even…

  19. Jenrry Mejia leaves Mets camp with undisclosed medical issue

    Mar 5, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Jenrry Mejia‘s arrival at spring training was delayed by an identity investigation in the Dominican Republic and now the 23-year-old right-hander is leaving Mets camp due to an undisclosed medical issue. According to a team spokesperson doctors saw something they didn’t like while performing the standard preseason physical exam on Mejia and he’s been sent…

  20. Jenrry Mejia’s age, identity confirmed

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

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    There were some issues with Jenrry Mejia‘s age and identity causing him to not get his visa and to be late to Mets camp. Those issues have been resolved, however, as the Mets have announced that Mejia’s age and identity have been confirmed. Turns out he’s really Saul Birnbaum. He’s 78 years-old and retired to…

  21. Jenrry Mejia can’t get visa, remains in Dominican Republic for identity investigation

    Feb 13, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Mets prospect Jenrry Mejia hasn’t reported to spring training yet because he’s stuck in the Dominican Republic and get can’t approved for a work visa due to an investigation into his age and identity. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters today that he believes the investigation is random, saying: “I don’t think there was any…

  22. Oh good: Terry Collins is going to have someone to get mad at after all

    Feb 11, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

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    And it’ll actually be somewhat justified, because once he does show up he’ll actually be late, not on time: #Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will be delayed in reporting to #SpringTraining due to visa issues. — New York Mets (@Mets) February 11, 2013   Mejia is likely slated for either big league bullpen work or minor…

  23. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  24. How loud is Citi Field?

    Sep 26, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    I imagine you could do this at any park of an also-ran, but people tend to relish this sort of thing much more when the Mets are involved. The Wall Street Journal purchased a decibel meter and went to Monday’s Mets game: As the Mets took the field to the sound of “Meet the Mets,”…

  25. Jenrry Mejia impresses in spring debut

    Mar 5, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT

    Don’t tell Craig, but there are some other exciting prospects playing in the Grapefruit League besides Jason Heyward. One of them is Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia. The 20-year-old Dominican has generated some considerable buzz, most notably from Darryl Strawberry earlier this week: “I went to Omar and told him, ‘You’ve got to make this guy…

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