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  1. Vic Black likely done for the season with strained rotator cuff

    Sep 15, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

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    Mets reliever Vic Black has been shut down with a shoulder injury just one week after returning from a disabled list stint for a herniated disk in his back.

  2. Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM EST

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    A tough, tough break for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina.

  3. The Mariners designated John Buck for assignment

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

    John Buck

    Not a popular move among Mariners players, but when you’re actually contending you gotta make hard choices sometimes.

  4. Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested on Friday

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

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    Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested for drag racing in Kingsport, Tennessee on Friday.

  5. Logan Morrison got into a fight with a baseball bat. The bat won.

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:18 AM EST

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    Breakin’ bats in the hot sun . . . he fought the bat and the bat won, he fought the bat and the bat won.

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

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  7. Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding into second base

    May 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist dislocated his left thumb sliding into second base on Wednesday afternoon.

  8. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  9. Mariners content to add complementary players going into spring training

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz celebrates after hitting a two run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of Game 6 of MLB's ALCS baseball playoffs in Arlington

    The Mariners made the biggest news of the off-season, signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million contract. As beneficial as the signing portends to be, at least in the early going, the consensus was that the Mariners needed to a lot more to improve on last year’s 71-91 record. They were rumored…

  10. Mariners sign John Buck to one-year, $1 million deal

    Jan 14, 2014, 6:17 PM EST

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    As first suggested by FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi and now confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners have reached agreement on a one-year, $1 million major league contract with free agent catcher John Buck. The deal is only pending a physical and should be finalized at some point later this week. Buck struggled…

  11. Mariners close to signing John Buck

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Seattle is “very close” to signing catcher John Buck to a one-year contract, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Buck has been a starter for most of the past decade, but he’d serve as a veteran backup to Mike Zunino with the Mariners. Buck has always had good power for a catcher and smacked 15…

  12. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  13. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…

  14. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  15. The Marlon Byrd trade has worked out well for the Pirates

    Oct 6, 2013, 7:48 PM EST

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    If you had Marlon Byrd as a trade acquisition making the biggest impact in the post-season, please step forward to claim your prize. Everything about the 35-year-old’s 2013 season has been unlikely, from the 21 home runs and .848 OPS he posted in five months with the Mets, to the three homers and .843 OPS…

  16. Pirates acquire Justin Morneau from the Twins

    Aug 31, 2013, 2:46 PM EST

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    The Pirates picked up Marlon Byrd and John Buck in a deal with the Mets earlier this week, but they aren’t done bolstering their offense. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have acquired first baseman Justin Morneau from the Twins for outfielder Alex Presley. Morneau passed through waivers earlier this month, so he…

  17. The Indians reunite with Kelly Shoppach

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Kelly Shoppach

    The Indians traded for Jason Kubel. From one depth move to another, they just announced that they signed Kelly Shoppach to a minor league deal. He’ll report to Triple-A. Shoppach, who is 33, played for the Indians between 2006 and 2009. He started this year with the Seattle Mariners where he didn’t hit. The M’s…

  18. Pirates “have their eyes on” Justin Morneau

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:32 PM EST

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    The Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets on Tuesday afternoon. Now they’re chasing a first baseman. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Pittsburgh decision-makers “have their eyes on” the Twins’ Justin Morneau, who cleared waivers earlier this month and is eligible to be traded to any team. Heyman…

  19. Mets traded Marlon Byrd on Marlon Byrd t-shirt night

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:05 PM EST

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    Well, this is going to be a little awkward. Tonight is “Marlon Byrd t-shirt night” at Citi Field, except the Mets just traded Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates. If the Mets change the “6″ to a “43″ on the back of all the shirts they could pretend it’s “Paul Byrd t-shirt night” and…

  20. Report: the Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the Mets

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:11 PM EST

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets. Earlier in the day it was reported that the two had been placed on waivers and claimed by an unknown team. Now we know. In return the Mets are getting minor leaguer Dilson Herrera and…

  21. Mets keeping Travis d’Arnaud in the majors

    Aug 19, 2013, 6:32 PM EST

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    While this news is hardly unexpected given what we heard over the weekend, the Mets announced this afternoon that catcher Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. This officially clears the way for top prospect Travis d’Arnaud to remain in the big leagues. D’Arnaud made his major league debut on Saturday after John Buck…

  22. Mets plan to give Travis d’Arnaud significant playing time for remainder of the season

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:50 PM EST

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets plan to give rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud significant playing time even when John Buck returns from paternity leave. He went 0-for-2 with two walks in the series finale against the Padres this afternoon, maintaining his line on the season at .000/.500/.000 in eight plate appearances…

  23. The Mets are promoting catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    Mets catcher John Buck has left the team to be with his wife who has gone into labor, per the Mets official Twitter. As a result, manager Terry Collins has put Anthony Recker into the lineup batting seventh tonight against the Padres, and the team has recalled catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas,…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EST

    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.…

  25. Travis d’Arnaud could be New York bound

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Mets catcher John Buck‘s wife is going to give birth to their child today. That’s great for them. Could be great for Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud too, as the New York Post reports that he may get a chance in the bigs: D’Arnaud was headed to Double-A Binghamton to continue his comeback from a broken…

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