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  1. Blue Jays ink Miguel Batista to minor league contract

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    miguel batista getty

    From Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com comes word that the Blue Jays have signed veteran right-hander Miguel Batista to a minor league contract. He was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, where he will try to pitch well enough to get a shot in Toronto. Batista signed a minor league contract with the Rockies this winter, then allowed…

  2. The Rockies are “aggressively pursuing” Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    The Rockies are cornering the market on lousy pitchers. After the weekend’s signings of Miguel Batista and Chris Volstad, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they aren’t through yet: Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire numerous times…

  3. Rockies strike minor league deal with Miguel Batista

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    miguel batista getty

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are nearing agreement on a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Miguel Batista. If the deal is finalized — and there’s no reason to think it won’t be — Batista will be given an invitation to major league spring training with a pretty favorable opportunity…

  4. Blue Jays to bring back John Gibbons as manager

    Nov 20, 2012, 1:02 AM EDT

    John Gibbons

    While all indications were that the Blue Jays planned to bring in a retread as John Farrell’s replacement on the bench, who knew it’d again be one of their own? John Gibbons, who managed the team from 2004-08, will reclaim the job, the Toronto Sun reports. Gibbons had a 305-305 record in three full and…

  5. The Braves sign Miguel Batista for some reason

    Jul 27, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    Aaron Gleeman said this yesterday after Miguel Batista got released by the Mets: It’s hard to imagine Batista getting another big-league job at this point, but then again I’ve been saying that since about 2008. He’ll get a chance to say it again, because the Braves just signed Batista. Atlanta had Livan Hernandez for a…

  6. Mets release 41-year-old Miguel Batista

    Jul 26, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    After designating Miguel Batista for assignment over the weekend the Mets officially released the 41-year-old right-hander today. It’s remarkable that Batista lasted as long as he did with the Mets, but it’s even more amazing that he somehow managed to not be much, much worse than a 3.96 ERA in nine starts and 30 relief…

  7. Top prospect Matt Harvey to make Mets debut Thursday

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    By finally ditching Miguel Batista the Mets have cleared the path for Matt Harvey to make his big-league debut and the 23-year-old top prospect will be called up to start Thursday versus the Diamondbacks. Harvey, who was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of North Carolina, actually struggled…

  8. Miguel Batista gets designated for assignment

    Jul 22, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    The Miguel Batista experiment lasted all of one start, as the Mets designated the 41-year-old right-hander for assignment Sunday after he gave up four runs in three innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers. After spending the previous couple of months in middle relief, Batista was named Dillon Gee‘s rotation replacement. However, it appears…

  9. Johan Santana placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    The Mets were considering skipping Johan Santana or at least pushing him back for a few days after he was knocked around for six runs over three innings last night against the Dodgers, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to place him on the disabled list with a right…

  10. Miguel Batista: The Mets are better than the Nats, are the best team in baseball

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

    Mets pitcher Miguel Batista throws during their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Someone get some of what Mets pitcher Miguel Batista is smoking and pass me some. Via DC Sports Bog: “Right now [the Nats are] playing good baseball, but I don’t believe they’re a better team than us. They’re playing great baseball. But better team? I believe we’re the better team … I believe we are…

  11. Bobby Parnell blows save, Mets lose on wild pitch

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Those who believe Bobby Parnell just doesn’t have the mentality to close have gained a little more ammunition over the last week. Parnell blew his second save in four days, and Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch to score the winning run in the 10th as the Mets lost to the Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday.…

  12. Mets confirm they’re going with Miguel Batista

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    The Mets have decided to favor experience over youth, at least for one weekend. They announced that Miguel Batista would initially fill Dillon Gee‘s rotation spot and start Saturday against the Dodgers. The 41-year-old Batista will be making his first start since May 19. He’s 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in four starts this season.…

  13. Mets haven’t ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    When it was first reported that Dillon Gee was headed to the disabled list with a blood clot in his right shoulder, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Miguel Batista would likely take his place in the starting rotation next Wednesday against the Nationals. However, Collins hedged a bit when asked about prospect right-hander Matt…

  14. Dillon Gee to undergo surgery Friday, could be lost for season

    Jul 11, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee will undergo surgery to fix arterial damage in pitching shoulder Friday and could miss the rest of the season, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Gee was given the option of remaining on blood thinners after a catheter was used to break up the original blood clot in his shoulder, but since…

  15. Johan Santana strong as Mets hurl another shutout

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    For the third time in a month, the Mets have posted back-to-back shutouts in starts by R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana. Santana got the Mets two-thirds of the way there tonight in the 5-0 win over the Orioles, following up Dickey’s one-hitter on Monday with six scoreless innings. Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch…

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2012, 5:54 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper, Nick Hundley, Larry Vanover

    Nationals 8, Padres 5: Bryce Harper golfed one more than 400 feet to straightaway center for his first ever major league homer. He also struck out on four pitches to Joe Thatcher and launched a really loud f-bomb. I love him for both reasons, frankly. And I love how the back end of the Nats…

  17. Miguel Batista ready to start and relieve on same day

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    No one has started both games of a doubleheader since Wilbur Wood in 1973. That’s not going to change today, but Miguel Batista said he’s up for finishing the nightcap after starting the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Giants. Batista, who took the loss this afternoon after allowing six runs — three earned…

  18. The Mets are interested in trading Mike Pelfrey

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    Our own Matthew Pouliot recently suggested that the Mets should cut their losses and release Mike Pelfrey, recouping three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary for 2012. That doesn’t appear likely to happen, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along word that the club would like to trade him. Pelfrey is coming off a 4.74 ERA…

  19. Running down the rosters: New York Mets

    Feb 22, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jason Bay, David Wright

    As depressing as all things Mets have been lately, the team on the field still finished a respectable 77-85 last season. Unfortunately, it seems likely that things will get worse before they get better. Rotation Johan Santana – L R.A. Dickey – R Mike Pelfrey – R Jon Niese – L Dillon Gee – R…

  20. Mets re-sign 40-year-old Miguel Batista to minor-league deal

    Jan 10, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    As part of their ongoing effort to stockpile cheap pitching depth the Mets have re-signed 40-year-old right-hander Miguel Batista to a minor-league contract. Batista was called upon to make a spot start in the Mets’ season finale and shockingly threw a complete-game shutout against the Reds to lower his ERA to 3.60, but his overall…

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