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  1. Mets reassign Zack Wheeler to minor league camp

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

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    It’s official: Zack Wheeler will open 2013 in Triple-A. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the top pitching prospect was formally reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday morning in Port St. Lucie. He made one appearance in the Grapefruit League, striking out two batters over two scoreless innings. Wheeler, ranked 11th on Baseball…

  2. Team USA keeps hope alive with 6-2 victory over Italy

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    World Baseball Classic - Pool D - United States v Italy

    David Wright hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of tonight’s contest that resulted in a 6-2 victory for the U.S. over Italy, keeping their hopes alive in Pool D. The U.S. had stayed within striking distance of Italy, trailing 2-1 entering the fifth. Italy scored twice, once in each of the first and…

  3. Twins right-hander Deolis Guerra diagnosed with blood clot in shoulder

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Deolis Guerra AP

    After right-hander Deolis Guerra was forced to leave Team Venezuela earlier this week due to injury, Twins general manager Terry Ryan told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com this morning that he suffered a blood clot in his right shoulder. Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that he will miss approximately three months following surgery. This…

  4. Mexico scores early and often with Dickey

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    Mexico v United States - World Baseball Classic - First Round

    Team USA, playing in Pool D, is off to a disappointing start in the World Baseball Classic. Starter R.A. Dickey led off the game allowing a single to Eduardo Arrendondo and a double to Ramiro Pena. Both would quickly score on a Luis Cruz sacrifice fly and Adrian Gonzalez ground out. In the third, Arrendondo…

  5. Domonic Brown may finally get his chance

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, amid all of his wheeling and dealing over the years, had one hard and fast rule: hands off Domonic Brown. Amaro traded for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Hunter Pence, completely depleting his team’s farm system but for one player. Brown was rated the #4 overall prospect by…

  6. Jenrry Mejia returns to Mets camp after thyroid exam

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    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…

  7. Mets aim for Johan Santana to make Grapefruit League debut next week

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Johan Santana AP

    Johan Santana‘s availability for the start of the season is in doubt, but he’s getting closer to making his spring debut. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are aiming for Santana to make his first start in a week, likely next Thursday against the Tigers. This means he would only get three…

  8. Miguel Cabrera’s two homers lead Venezuela past Mets

    Mar 6, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and Gerardo Parra added a three-run shot as Venezuela beat the Mets 14-10 in an exhibition Thursday. Marlon Byrd homered as part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Mets, but Venezuela had already totaled 12 runs by that point. Featuring perhaps the most well balanced…

  9. Jenrry Mejia being examined for thyroid issue

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    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…

  10. Team USA considering Ike Davis to replace Mark Teixeira

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    ike davis getty

    ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin spoke with “an official familiar with the process” on Tuesday night about how Team USA is planning to replace first baseman Mark Teixeira for the 2013 WBC. One option, the official confessed, is the Mets’ Ike Davis, an Arizona native. Though that same official noted that “a lot of names…

  11. Jenrry Mejia leaves Mets camp with undisclosed medical issue

    Mar 5, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    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…

  12. Team USA’s lineup for first WBC exhibition game

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Joe Torre

    For anyone into the World Baseball Classic, here’s the Team USA lineup for today’s pre-WBC tuneup game against the White Sox: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 3. Ryan Braun, DH 4. Joe Mauer, C 5. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 6. Mark Teixeira, 1B 7. David Wright, 3B 8. Adam Jones, CF 9. Shane…

  13. “Almost no chance” Johan Santana avoids starting season on disabled list

    Mar 5, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Johan Santana AP

    There have been a lot of varying reports and mixed signals about Johan Santana‘s health status and potential readiness for Opening Day, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News paints a picture that’s anything but optimistic. According to Martino “the Mets’ private expectations for Santana’s April 1 availability are even grimmer than their…

  14. Kirk Nieuwenhuis diagnosed with bone bruise in knee

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis left yesterday’s game against the Marlins after he hurt his left knee on a head-first slide into second base, but he received some encouraging news today. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Nieuwenhuis was diagnosed with a bone bruise and doesn’t have any ligament damage. While it appears that Nieuwenhuis managed…

  15. With scouts watching, Rick Porcello turns in gem

    Mar 4, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Rick Porcello

    At least according to the numbers, Rick Porcello turned in one of the best outings of the spring so far Monday, striking out six in four scoreless innings against the Astros. The watchers were likely pretty impressed, too. With Porcello rumored to be available in trade talks, today’s performance came in front of a “ton”…

  16. Kirk Nieuwenhuis suffers knee injury

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, battling for a job in spring training, suffered a knee injury this afternoon during a game against the Miami Marlins. In the seventh inning, Nieuwenhuis attempted to steal second and came up limping. The 25-year-old says he simply bruised his left knee badly, but he had to be transported via cart…

  17. Shaun Marcum to make second spring appearance Tuesday

    Mar 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Shaun Marcum was removed from the Mets’ Grapefruit League rotation last week due to mild shoulder fatigue. But he is already back in. Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Marcum will pitch Tuesday afternoon in a B-game against the Marlins. LaTroy Hawkins and Pedro Feliciano are also scheduled for innings. Marcum was shelled…

  18. Johan Santana throws lightly off mound in Mets camp

    Mar 3, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters on Saturday that Johan Santana probably wouldn’t be ready to throw off a mound for another “10 days or so.” But that estimate was about nine days off. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that Santana made light tosses from a mound on Sunday morning in Mets camp. He clearly…

  19. Johan Santana “less and less likely” to be ready by Opening Day

    Mar 2, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Adam Rubin has the details: “So, from my standpoint, his arm is fine, as far as we know. Was he ready to pitch when he came into camp? No. Even he may have been a little surprised by that. So that leaves us where we are today. And where we are today is getting him…

  20. Picture of the Day: Mets P.R. man Jay Horwitz portrays David Wright

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    Jay Horwitz

    The Mets will be without David Wright for the next couple of weeks as he plays for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. But fear not, Mets fans. Longtime team P.R. man Jay Horwitz is ready to fill the void at third base. In fact, here’s a picture of him in a full uniform,…

  21. Terry Collins doesn’t expect Frank Francisco to be ready for the season

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco AP

    Frank Francisco arrived at camp with some inflammation following December surgery to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow, but he managed to resume throwing earlier this week. Relievers generally don’t need much time to get tuned up for the season, but Mets manager Terry Collins isn’t counting on him. According to Adam Rubin…

  22. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  23. Marlon Byrd will retire if he doesn’t make the Mets

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    Marlon Byrd is pretty self-aware. He knows that if he can’t make a team with an outfield as thin as the Mets, baseball has told him something important about where he stands. He tells the New York Post that he’s likely to retire if the Mets cut him: “I kind of look at it as…

  24. Shaun Marcum pulled from Mets’ spring rotation so that he can “strengthen his shoulder”

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo has the story: Right-hander Shaun Marcum has temporarily stepped out of the Mets’ Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. [Manager Terry Collins] said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to…

  25. Daniel Murphy is 7-10 days from seeing game action

    Feb 27, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

    daniel murphy mets getty

    It’s been a week since Daniel Murphy got a cortisone injection for his strained intercostal muscle, but manager Terry Collins said today that the Mets second baseman is still 7-10 days from getting into the lineup. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Murphy still hasn’t resumed swinging a bat yet, although so far…

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