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  • Luisangel Acuna Struggling In Triple-A

    New York Mets middle infield prospect Luisangel Acuna has been off to a sluggish start for Triple-A Syracuse. Acuna, who is the brother of Ronald Acuna Jr. was the big name acquired for Max Scherzer last season and hit .294 with nine home runs, 63 RBI, 57 stolen bases and 93 runs in 121 games with Double-A Binghamton and Double-A Frisco. Thus far for Syracuse, Acuna is still adjusting as he hitting just .211 with one homer, five RBI and seven RBI. Acuna has shown his ability on the basepaths, but he still needs to hit better offensively to make a big mark at the next level. For now, he remains best suited on the waiver, but could see a promotion to the big leagues before the end of the season, if he improves in the batter's box.

    Apr 23 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Luisangel Acuna
  • Luisangel Acuna Off To A Slow Start At Triple-A

    New York Mets shortstop prospect Luisangel Acuna is showing off the speed at Triple-A, but not much power yet. The 22-year-old hit a home run in his first game of the season, however, has not hit one since. Ronald's brother went 2-for-5 with a single, a triple, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, bringing his season slashline to a pedestrian .211/.253/.310. Acuna has stolen seven bases so far this year and 40 or more each of the past three seasons. Francisco Lindor is blocking his way to the majors at shortstop though, but he could make it to Queens as a second baseman or outfielder. He's not forcing the issue with his performance at the plate, however.

    Apr 22 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Luisangel Acuna
  • Mets Hope To Activate J.D. Martinez Friday

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    New York Mets designated hitter J.D. Martinez (back) will move his rehab to Triple-A Syracuse this week, and "it's possible" the team could activate him when they get home on Friday for the start of a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals, per manager Carlos Mendoza. After receiving a cortisone shot due to lower back tightness, Martinez returned to a minor-league rehab assignment on Sunday and is on track to make his 2024 regular-season debut in Queens in Week 4 of fantasy baseball. With the Mets struggling to find consistency in the heart of their batting order, the 36-year-old All-Star slugger figures to slot right in as the No. 5 hitter in the lineup immediately upon his move to New York's active roster. After slashing .271/.321/.572 with 33 home runs, 27 doubles, and 103 RBI across 432 at-bats (113 games) with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, Martinez should be rostered for those in need of power numbers.

    Apr 22 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Mets Designate Michael Tonkin For Assignment

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    The Mets have designated right-hander Michael Tonkin for assignment and optioned righty Grant Hartwig to Triple-A Syracuse, per a team announcement. It's the second time they've designated Tonkin for assignment within the season's first three and a half weeks. The Mets traded him to the Twins for cash last time, only to claim him back...

    Apr 22 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Grant Hartwig Michael Tonkin
  • Pete Alonso Hits A Single In Loss On Sunday

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    New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso was one of seven players to get a hit against Los Angeles starter Tyler Glasnow in the team's 10-0 loss on Sunday. Alonso flew out his first time and struck out his second time before hitting a single to right field in his third at-bat of the game. It's been a bit of a slow start for the first baseman through the first 21 games of the season, as he is slashing .241/.323/.482 with six home runs, 11 RBI, and two doubles at the plate. Despite his low average, the 29-year-old will continue being a fantasy starter moving forward, given his power numbers.

    Apr 22 · Source via New York Mets Pete Alonso
  • Mets Place Brooks Raley On 15-Day Injured List

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    5:44PM: Manager Carlos Mendoza told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo and other reporters that Raley's MRI came back clean for any structural damage, so the expectation is that Raley could miss just the minimum 15 days. 3:40PM: The Mets announced that left-hander Brooks Raley has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to elbow inflammation.  Righty...

    Apr 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers New York Mets Brooks Raley
  • Tomas Nido Making First Start Of 2024

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    New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido is slated to make his first start of the 2024 season as the New York Mets look to complete a three-game sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers and continue their six-game win streak. Nido was promoted from Triple-A Syracuse yesterday when Francisco Alvarez (thumb) was placed on the injured list. Nido struggled at the plate last season as he hit for a .125/.153/.125 stat line across 61 plate appearances. The 30-year-old should be expected to serve as the backup catcher in Queens behind Omar Narvaez for the foreseeable future. Nido will have trouble finding a path to fantasy relevance in a limited role and due to his past struggles in the batter's box. He is best left as a desperation option in DFS but has a difficult matchup today as he will face Tyler Glasnow.

    Apr 21 · Source via New York Mets Tomas Nido
  • Starling Marte Leads Mets Offense On Saturday

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    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers. Marte belted a three-run shot in the sixth inning off Dodgers right-hander Ryan Brasier to put the Mets ahead 5-4. He has collected a hit in five of his last six games while driving in eight runs in his previous three contests. The 35-year-old has been healthy this season and is off to a terrific start, slashing .282/.330/.459 with four home runs, five stolen bases, and 16 runs over 20 games. Fantasy managers should continue to start Marte in all league formats while he's wielding a hot bat.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Starling Marte
  • Francisco Alvarez Needs Thumb Surgery, Out Until June

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) will require surgery after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left thumb. Alvarez injured his thumb while running the bases in the second inning of Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. A cleared timeframe for his return will be determined after he undergoes surgery. Although the Mets haven't given an official timetable, Alvarez told teammates he expects to miss 6-8 weeks. Before the injury, he was slashing .236/.288/.364 with a homer, eight RBI, eight runs, and a stolen base over 59 plate appearances. Tomas Nido and Omar Narvaez will handle catcher duties while Alvarez is sidelined. Narvaez should see the bulk of the starts, and it is a speculative add in two-catcher formats.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Francisco Alvarez Lands On 15-Day Injured List

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) has been placed on the 15-day injured list after suffering a thumb injury while running the bases in the top of the second inning against the Dodgers on Friday. His thumb was bent back when he attempted to brace for a fall during the club's 9-4 win and he has been diagnosed with a sprain in his thumb. Mets skipper Carlos Mendoza said after the game that he was "pretty concerned" about Alvarez's injury and that the young backstop was in a lot of pain. A year after slugging 25 homers as a rookie, the 22-year-old is hitting .236 with a homer and a .652 OPS across his first 59 trips to the plate this season. Tomas Nido was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take Alvarez's spot on the active roster while left-hander Kolton Ingram was designated for assignment.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez Kolton Ingram Tomas Nido
  • Francisco Alvarez Going For MRI On His Thumb

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) is getting an MRI exam on his injured left thumb, according to manager Carlos Mendoza. "I'm pretty concerned. I'm not going to lie," Mendoza said. Alvarez injured his left thumb while returning to second base in Friday night's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and was pulled from the contest early. The 22-year-old will almost certainly not be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, and fantasy managers should probably expect him to miss more time, potentially even landing on the injured list, depending on what the MRI exam shows. Omar Narvaez is set for more playing time in the short term, while Tomas Nido will likely be called up from Triple-A Syracuse if Alvarez lands on the IL.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Mets Outright Tyler Jay

    Mets reliever Tyler Jay went unclaimed on waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Syracuse, tweets Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. He'll stick in the organization without holding a 40-man roster spot. Jay, who turns 30 today, had a brief stint on the big league team. He pitched twice, allowing only one run over four innings. That...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Tyler Jay
  • Tylor Megill Throws First Bullpen Friday

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (shoulder) threw his first bullpen assignment on Friday. Megill is ramping up his throwing activity as he recuperates from a strained right shoulder that's held him to one start so far in the 2024 regular season, which came in New York's opening series of the campaign. The big 28-year-old right-hander is probably not going to be activated from the injured list before the end of April at this rate, but Megill could be an option for the Mets sometime in early May. With righty Jose Butto beginning to emerge in the rotation, Megill could be facing a long-relief role upon his eventual return. Butto has yielded a lone run while fanning 15 hitters and walking four covering 12 innings (two starts) in Queens this year, but he's a dangerous fantasy bet in Saturday's scheduled start against a high-powered Los Angeles Dodgers offense at Chavez Ravine.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Tylor Megill
  • Francisco Alvarez Suffers Apparent Thumb Injury

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) departed Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning with an apparent injury to his left thumb. The injury occurred while Alvarez was hustling to second base on an errant Yoshinobu Yamamoto throw to first base, and he went 0-for-1 with a run scored before veteran Omar Narvaez replaced him and took over behind the plate. The Mets should offer another update on Alvarez's status following Friday's contest, and fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day until more is known about the issue. Expect the 22-year-old former top prospect to at least get the day off in the second matchup of the series on Saturday. Alvarez is off to a slow start at the dish this season, batting .236 (13-for-55) with one home run, four doubles, eight RBI, eight runs scored, and one stolen base over 16 appearances.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Brett Baty Remains Out Of The Lineup

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    New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty (hamstring) will remain out of the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The young corner infielder has been sidelined since being forced out of Tuesday's game. The organization is hopeful to avoid a stint on the injured list. Baty was able to get through a full workout prior to Friday's game. It sounds like he is making progress, but isn't quite ready to play yet. It'll be Joey Wendle at third base and batting ninth versus right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto on Friday.

    Apr 19 · Source via New York Mets Brett Baty
  • Francisco Lindor Trying To Bust Early Slump

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    New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a dreadful start to the 2024 season, but signs of life are finally starting to show. The 30-year-old kicked off his campaign mired in a remarkable 1-for-31 slump. Thankfully, since April 7 he has managed to bat .261 with one home run, eight runs scored and a 5/3 BB/K. His production is still a far cry from the 31 homer, 31 stolen base season he produced in 2023, but Lindor is simply too talented to not turn things around. Fantasy managers should expect him to hit a true hot streak soon.

    Apr 18 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Lindor
  • Calvin Ziegler To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    New York Mets pitching prospect Calvin Ziegler (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2024 season and likely a good chunk of the 2025 campaign as well. A 2021 second-round pick, Ziegler made just one appearance in the 2023 season due to injury and has pitched all of 53 2/3 innings since making his professional debut in the 2022 season. The 21-year-old owns a 3.96 ERA with 86 strikeouts and 37 walks across those 53 2/3 frames, but injury woes have decimated his young professional career.

    Apr 18 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Calvin Ziegler
  • Kodai Senga Throws First Bullpen Session

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session on Tuesday. It's a significant step forward for Senga, who is recovering from a right posterior shoulder capsule strain. With the Mets having him pitch every six days instead of every five however, Senga's ramp-up process could extend a bit longer than expected. The 31-year-old All-Star right-hander is eligible to come off to 60-day injured list on May 27, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to be available until early June at best based on the way the team is handling their ace's recovery. Right-hander Jose Butto is helping fill in New York's rotation for the time being, allowing just one run with 15 strikeouts over 12 innings (two starts) to begin the 2024 season. Butto should be an adequate streamer in favorable situations, but Saturday's scheduled start on the road against a vaunted Los Angeles Dodgers lineup is not one of them.

    Apr 17 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Mets Claim Michael Tonkin, Designate Tyler Jay

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    The Mets have claimed righty Michael Tonkin off waivers from the Twins, per a team announcement. Left-hander Tyler Jay was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. It's in many ways a reversal of some recent bullpen-related transactions in Queens. New York designated Tonkin for assignment on April 5, traded him to the Twins for...

    Apr 17 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Minnesota Twins Tyler Jay Michael Tonkin
  • Mets "Very Optimistic" Brett Baty Wil Avoid Injured List

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    The New York Mets are "very optimistic" that third baseman Brett Baty (hamstring) will avoid the injured list after being pulled from Tuesday's game with a tight left hamstring. Baty came in on Wednesday feeling better than Tuesday night. "I think it just scared me," Baty said. He should be back in the lineup within a few days but is out on Wednesday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team has an off day on Thursday before starting a series on Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, so fantasy managers will want to check back then to see if Baty is feeling good enough to play. With Baty resting on Wednesday, Zack Short is starting at third base and is hitting in the nine-hole for the Mets against Pirates left-hander Bailey Falter.

    Apr 17 · Source via New York Mets Brett Baty
  • Christian Scott Striking Out Batters At Triple-A

    New York Mets starting pitching prospect Christian Scott continues to post high strikeout rates through three appearances at the Triple-A level in 2024. The right-hander has now made three starts, allowing just six earned runs and three walks. Meanwhile, he has managed to strike out 26 opposing batters over just 14.1 innings per work. While his strikeout rate is terrific, it's not necessarily a surprise given that Scott is known to have some of the best control in all of Minor League Baseball. The 2021 fifth-round pick also has an impressive three-pix mitch headlined by a high-90s fastball. If he can continue to post an extremely high K/BB rate, Scott will be destined for a promotion to the majors sooner rather than later.

    Apr 17 · Source via New York Mets Christian Scott
  • Drew Smith Earns First Save Of Season Tuesday

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    New York Mets relief pitcher Drew Smith earned his first save of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Pirates. Smith came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two and delivered a 1-2-3 outing with two strikeouts. Edwin Diaz had pitched each of the last two days, so Smith was called upon to close things out. The 30-year-old has pitched well this season, going 1-0 with two holds and a 1.08 ERA in 8 1/3 IP. However, he has not seen enough high-leverage situations to warrant fantasy attention at this time.

    Apr 17 · Source via Closers New York Mets Drew Smith
  • Brett Baty Forced From Tuesday's Game

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    The New York Mets announced that third baseman Brett Baty (hamstring) left Tuesday's game versus the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates due to tightness in his left hamstring. He went 0-for-2 before veteran infielder Joey Wendle replaced him at third base. It's a tough break for the 24-year-old former top prospect, who is batting a strong .305 (18-for-59) with one home run, nine RBI, and seven runs scored over 17 games this season. With very little infield depth in Queens, Wendle and Zack Short would figure to form a platoon for at-bats at the hot corner if Baty needs to miss additional time following Tuesday's departure. Neither of the two have done enough this season to be worth speculative fantasy adds at the moment. Consider Baty day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's series finale against Pittsburgh.

    Apr 16 · Source via New York Mets Brett Baty
  • "Very Unlikely" J.D. Martinez Joins Mets On Upcoming Road Trip

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    It's "very unlikely" that designated hitter J.D. Martinez (back) will join the New York Mets on their upcoming West Coast road trip, according to manager Carlos Mendoza. The Mets begin their road trip this Friday, April 19, against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will wrap it up in San Francisco against the Giants on Wednesday, April 24. Martinez didn't sign with New York until late in spring training, so he stuck around in extended spring training to get his timing down at the plate before injuring his back in early April. The 36-year-old could start a rehab assignment later this week and make his 2024 debut with the Mets later this month or in early May. When he's finally ready to return, Martinez can still provide some thump from the DH spot and will give the Mets more protection for All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso.

    Apr 16 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • DJ Stewart Grabbing Pine Again On Tuesday

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    New York Mets outfielder DJ Stewart will start on the bench on Tuesday as the team faces the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. This will be the third straight game that Stewart has started on the bench, although the previous two games were against left-handed pitching. Stewart does have two home runs in his first 25 at-bats of the 2024 campaign, but he's also gone only 5-for-25 (.200) with seven RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored. Catcher Francisco Alvarez is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth, while Omar Narvaez is doing the catching and hitting ninth on Tuesday against Pirates rookie right-hander Jared Jones. The 30-year-old Stewart might find himself on the bench more often than not moving forward unless he picks things up offensively.

    Apr 16 · Source via New York Mets DJ Stewart
  • Francisco Lindor’s Slow Start Is Not Abnormal

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    Apr 15 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Francisco Lindor
  • Kodai Senga To Throw Off A Mound Soon

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    New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) is throwing out to 120 feet and will start playing catch from a mound imminently, manager Carlos Mendoza said over the weekend. Senga was recently moved to the 60-day injured list, which means he won't be eligible to come off the IL until the final week of May. The 31-year-old hurler suffered a right-shoulder strain during spring training and was forced to begin his second major-league season on the IL for the Mets. New York is playing things very safe with their ace, so fantasy managers must continue to be patient and keep him stashed in an IL spot. With Tylor Megill (shoulder) also injured, Jose Butto has been the one to benefit and has been excellent in his two spot starts for the Mets. He's now sticking in the rotation until either Senga or Megill return.

    Apr 15 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • J.D. Martinez To Resume Swinging Monday

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    New York Mets designated hitter J.D. Martinez (back) is scheduled to resume swinging the bat on Monday and is still a few days away, according to manager Carlos Mendoza, of getting back into a minor-league game. Martinez hasn't played since last Saturday for Low-A St. Lucie after which he started to feel back tightness. The veteran right-handed slugger received a shot in his back last Tuesday. The Mets signed the 36-year-old late in spring training, but he didn't join the club for Opening Day as he tried to get his timing down at the plate before hurting his back. He probably won't resume his minor-league rehab assignment until later this week, but if he continues to feel good this weekend, there's a possibility that Martinez could join the Mets for his team debut sometime next week.

    Apr 15 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Jose Butto Sticking In Mets Rotation

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    New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said right-hander Jose Butto will be sticking in the starting rotation until Kodai Senga (shoulder) or Tylor Megill (shoulder) return after his dominating performance against the Kansas City Royals over the weekend. "He's not going anywhere," Mendoza said. "He'll continue to get the ball." Through his first two starts in 2024, Butto has struck out 15 hitters and allowed just one run. Over his past seven big-league starts dating back to 2023, he has a 2.51 ERA and WHIP under 1.00 over 39 1/3 innings while fanning 43. The 26-year-old held KC to just two hits while tossing six scoreless innings on Sunday with nine K's. Needless to say, Butto is confident right now and is going to be a popular waiver-wire pickup this week.

    Apr 15 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • Brett Baty Heads To Bench On Sunday

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    New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Baty has impressed in the early going with a .302 average and nine RBI, but he will get a day off with left-hander Cole Ragans on the mound for the Royals. Zack Short will get the start at third base and bat eighth in Baty's absence. Short owns a career slash line of .175/.267/.308 and is not a recommended fantasy option in any format.

    Apr 14 · Source via New York Mets Brett Baty
  • Sean Manaea Suffers First Loss Of Season On Saturday

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Sean Manaea suffered his first loss of the season in a horrific outing on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals. Manaea gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings, making this easily his worst start as a Met. The start raised the lefty's ERA from 0.82 to 4.30. These numbers more closely match was Manaea has traditionally been as he was likely over-achieving to start the season. Things won't get much easier for Manaea going forward as his next slated start will be in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Friday, a team that has generally fared well against the lefty.

    Apr 13 · Source via New York Mets Sean Manaea
  • Francisco Alvarez Getting The Day Off On Saturday

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    New York Mets backstop Francisco Alvarez will be getting the day off on Saturday as the New York Mets continue a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Alvarez went 1-4 in last night's victory and has an overall .293/.326/.463 line with one home run to begin the season. Veteran catcher Omar Narvaez will receive the start and bat eighth against Alec Marsh. Narvaez is worth consideration in DFS as he has put together a strong start to the 2024 season with a .385/.429/.462 line with three RBI.

    Apr 13 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Mets Acquire Joe Hudson From Cubs

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    The Cubs traded journeyman catcher Joe Hudson to the Mets yesterday, per the teams' transaction logs at MLB.com. It's presumably a cash deal that'll give the Mets some additional depth behind the plate. Hudson was assigned to Double-A Binghamton. Hudson, 32, has seen brief action in three big leagues seasons but none since 2020. He...

    Apr 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs New York Mets Joe Hudson
  • Jose Butto Expected To Start On Sunday

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Butto is expected to take the mound for Sunday's start against the Kansas City Royals. The right-hander recently made a spot start for the Mets during a doubleheader last week. He pitched well allowing only one run over six innings of work against the Detroit Tigers. It appears he'll get at least one more outing in the Mets rotation. He could be worth a look as a possible deep league streaming option on Sunday.

    Apr 12 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • Jose Quintana Turns In Solid Effort In Win

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana earned his first win of the season on Thursday in a 16-4 blowout over the Atlanta Braves. Quintana threw 5 innings of three-run ball, which was good enough with the Mets jumping on the Braves early in this one. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four. The veteran lefty has been serviceable so far this season, pitching to a 3.45 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 12 strikeouts in 15 IP. He is likely better kept on the waiver wire, but he is a solid streaming option when he has a good matchup.

    Apr 12 · Source via New York Mets Jose Quintana
  • Orioles Acquire Yohan Ramirez From Mets

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    The Orioles have acquired reliever Yohan Ramírez from the Mets for cash, the teams announced. New York had designated the righty for assignment on Monday. Baltimore's 40-man roster now sits at capacity. Ramírez spent a couple months in the New York organization. The Mets acquired him from the White Sox in a cash deal in December....

    Apr 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Baltimore Orioles New York Mets Yohan Ramirez
  • Julio Teheran Elects Free Agency

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    Julio Teheran has elected free agency after clearing waivers, tweets Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. The Mets had designated him for assignment on Tuesday. Teheran's stint as a Met couldn't have been much shorter. The veteran righty agreed to terms on a major league deal on April 3, a move that was announced by the team...

    Apr 11 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Christian Scott Dominating Triple-A

    Mets pitcher Christian Scott has been over-powering across two Triple-A starts. The power right-hander has 19 strikeouts in just 9 innings of work and has gone short stretches where he has looked untouchable. While only walking one batter, Scott still sports a 4.00 ERA thanks to allowing three long balls. Look for that number to drop as the 24-year-old has looked the part and appears to be knocking on the door in Queens. While not necessarily a household name, Scott has gained momentum recently, and the former fifth-rounder could make a huge impact in the coming weeks. Fantasy managers should act accordingly.

    Apr 11 · Source via New York Mets Christian Scott
  • DJ Stewart Goes Deep On Thursday

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    New York Mets outfielder DJ Stewart went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run during Thursday's 16-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves. It was Stewart's second homer in his past three games, although the two long balls are his only hits this season. The 30-year-old has seen steady playing time as the designated hitter in the early going, but this seems likely to change whenever J.D. Martinez joins the roster. Stewart can be utilized as a bench bat in NL-Only formats while he is on a power surge, but he can be left on the waiver wire everywhere else.

    Apr 11 · Source via New York Mets DJ Stewart
  • Mets-Braves Postponed On Wednesday

    The contest between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves on Wednesday has been postponed in Atlanta due to a forecast of inclement weather. The game will be made up on Sept. 26 at 7:20 pm ET, and Thursday's originally scheduled 12:20 pm ET game will be played as planned. It means that Wednesday's scheduled starters -- left-hander Jose Quintana for the Mets and right-hander Allan Winans for the Braves -- will presumably be pushed back to Thursday's contest. Fantasy baseball managers will obviously want to remove any of the players from these two teams that may have been in their lineups for Wednesday's slate of action.

    Apr 10 · Source via New York Mets Atlanta Braves
  • Mets To Select Tyler Jay

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    The Mets are calling up left-hander Tyler Jay for what would be his major league debut. Newsday's Tim Healey tweeted last night that right-hander Dedniel Nunez was optioned back to Triple-A following yesterday's appearance, and @JohnFromWrigley reported that Jay would be taking his 26-man roster spot. Multiple reporters, including MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, have since confirmed...

    Apr 10 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Dedniel Nunez
  • Kodai Senga Moved To 60-Day IL

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    The New York Mets have transferred right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list. In corresponding moves, they have selected reliever Tyler Jay from Triple-A Syracuse have optioned righty Dedniel Nunez to Syracuse. Senga initially complained of right arm fatigue early in spring training but was eventually diagnosed with a right-shoulder capsular strain that will now keep him sidelined until May 27 at a minimum but a June return to action is more likely. It's a tough blow for the Mets as Senga tossed a healthy 2.98 ERA alongside a 29.1% K% across 29 starts for the Mets in his first season in North America in 2023. He is worth an injury stash into the summer as a result.

    Apr 10 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Jose Butto Likely To Make Spot Start Saturday

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    It appears likely that right-hander Jose Butto will be called up from the minors to make another spot start on Saturday for the New York Mets against the Kansas City Royals after they designated veteran Julio Teheran for assignment on Tuesday. In his first spot start for New York on April 4 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers last week, Butto looked good, allowing just one earned run on three hits while walking three and striking out six in six innings for a quality start. If the 26-year-old has another solid showing this weekend against KC, he could stick in the Mets' rotation, at least until one of Kodai Senga (shoulder) or Tylor Megill (shoulder) are able to return from the injured list. Fantasy baseball managers in NL-only leagues in need of pitching depth should take notice.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • Mets Designate Julio Teheran For Assignment

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    The Mets have designated right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran for assignment, according to an announcement from the club. In a corresponding move, the team selected right-hander Dedniel Núñez from Triple-A Syracuse. Teheran and the club just agreed to a one-year, $2.5MM deal last week, but Tim Healey of Newsday reports today that the contract was non-guaranteed...

    Apr 9 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Twins Acquire Michael Tonkin From Mets

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    The Twins announced that they have acquired right-hander Michael Tonkin from the Mets, after the latter club designated him for assignment last week. Outfielder Max Kepler has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right knee contusion, opening an active roster spot for Tonkin. Right-hander Zack Weiss was transferred to the 60-day IL...

    Apr 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Minnesota Twins New York Mets Michael Tonkin
  • J.D. Martinez Not Ready Yet

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    New York Mets outfielder J.D. Martinez (back) will be shut down for three to five days after receiving a cortisone shot. The veteran slugger is dealing with lower back tightness, so hopefully this shot and rest will help him. Martinez wasn't expected to join the Mets this week, but this news means his season debut will be pushed back further. The Mets should give an update on his timetable in a few days.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Francisco Alvarez Remains Out On Tuesday

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez remains out of the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. When asked about the situation, Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Alvarez is beat up right now. It sounds like the young backstop is dealing with normal bumps and bruises that happen when you're a full-time catcher. Omar Narvaez will handle the duties behind the plate for at least one more game. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez Omar Narvaez
  • Julio Teheran Designated For Assignment

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    The New York Mets have designated pitcher Julio Teheran for assignment on Tuesday, the team announced. Teheran signed a one-year $2.5 million deal with the Mets on April 5 after he failed to make the Baltimore Orioles roster. The right-hander made one start for New York allowing four runs on six hits across 2 and 2/3 innings. Following the outing, the Mets designated the right-hander for assignment, and in his spot, New York called up right-handed pitcher Dedniel Nez.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Calvin Ziegler Throws Four Perfect Innings Sunday

    New York Mets pitching prospect Calvin Ziegler is a former second-round pick who possesses a dominant three-pitch repertoire. He needs to work on his control, but there's no denying the promise behind his mid-90s fastball with rise, mid-80s curveball with lethal drop, and a mid-80s splitter capable of missing bats. A pair of arm injuries held Ziegler to just one inning of work last year, so 2024 will be key as he works to prove himself as a reliable starter. The right-hander's season is certainly off to a strong start as he threw four perfect innings during his High-A debut on Sunday. In addition to keeping opponents off the basepaths, he flashed fantastic control by striking out nine of the 12 batters he faced. Ziegler will be an important name to watch over the next few months.

    Apr 9 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Calvin Ziegler
  • Jorge Lopez Holds On For Save Monday

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    New York Mets relief pitcher Jorge Lopez managed to secure his first save of the season in Monday's 8-7 win over the Braves. Lopez came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning up by two. He allowed a leadoff double, got the first out on a fly-out, allowed an RBI single, and got the final two outs on a pop-out and fly-out. The typical back-end of the team's bullpen was not available due to a large recent workload, so Lopez was asked to step in. The 31-year-old did have an All-Star season as a closer in 2022 and has compiled a 3.18 ERA this season, but his team context, 6.35 K/9 rate, and 4.76 BB/9 rate limit his fantasy value at this time.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets Jorge Lopez
  • Brandon Nimmo Homers Twice, Plates Five Monday

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    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo finally got things going offensively in Monday's 8-7 win over the Braves. Nimmo went 4-for-4 with two singles, a two-run home run, a three-run HR, and a walk. The 31-year-old had done almost nothing noteworthy from a fantasy perspective before this game and now owns a .212/.395/.424 slash line with eight RBI and one stolen base in 43 plate appearances. The good news from a points-league perspective is that he has an 18.6% walk rate, but hopefully, this game will kickstart his fantasy production in all league formats.

    Apr 9 · Source via New York Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Mets Designate Yohan Ramírez, Select Cole Sulser

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    The Mets have selected the contract of right-hander Cole Sulser and designated fellow righty Yohan Ramírez for assignment, with Tim Healey of Newsday Sports among those to relay the transactions. Ramírez, 29 next month, was acquired by the Mets from the White Sox in a December cash deal. He's made three appearances for the club...

    Apr 8 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Yohan Ramirez Cole Sulser
  • New York Notes: Belt, Martinez, Cole

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    Veteran slugger Brandon Belt's free agency has surprisingly dragged into the regular season, with the soon to be 36-year-old reportedly "baffled" by the lack of offers he's received to this point. The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly provided additional details on Belt's free agency recently, noting that the Mets were the only club to offer Belt a...

    Apr 7 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Brandon Belt
  • Edwin Diaz Earns Second Save On Sunday

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    New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz earned his second save of the season by throwing a clean ninth inning. The right-handed pitcher struck out Jake Fraley on a foul tip on his first out, got Luke Maile to fly out to center field for the second, and tallied his second punch out against Nick Martini to earn the final out. This was Diaz's second save opportunity of the season and remains perfect to start the young campaign. The 30-year-old has pitched five innings and has yet to surrender an earned run with a minuscule 0.40 WHIP. Diaz remains an elite relief pitcher in fantasy and should finish near, if not, at the top of save totals at the end of the season.

    Apr 7 · Source via Closers New York Mets Edwin Diaz
  • J.D. Martinez Not Joining Mets In Atlanta

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    New York Mets designated hitter J.D. Martinez (body) will not join the team for their upcoming series against the Atlanta Braves, according to manager Carlos Mendoza. The veteran slugger is reportedly dealing with general body soreness and will get the next few days off. Martinez was signed late in the offseason and seems to be getting back into game shape, but the process is taking longer than expected. While there are some injury concerns, the 36-year-old should be able to provide solid power for fantasy teams whenever he makes his debut.

    Apr 7 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Luis Severino Whiffs Seven In No-Decision

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    New York Mets right-hander Luis Severino allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over five innings in Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Severino did not factor into the decision. The 30-year-old had a bases-loaded walk in the second inning for his only earned run of the game. He cruised through the rest of his start and was in the line for the win until the Mets bullpen imploded by allowing five runs in the eighth inning. The former New York Yankee owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 13:2 K: BB across 10 innings in 2024. Severino will look to build on Saturday's solid start in a tough matchup on the road against the Braves on Thursday.

    Apr 6 · Source via New York Mets Luis Severino
  • Edwin Diaz Picks Up First Save Friday

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    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz earned his first save of the season on Friday in a 3-2 win over the Reds. Diaz didn't allow a hit, walked one, and struck out one. The 2x All-Star has had his usual elite stuff, making four appearances thus far while allowing just one hit and no earned runs over four innings pitched, with one walk and six strikeouts. With the Mets sitting at 2-5 to start the year, however, the issue for fantasy managers could be the lack of save opportunities if New York doesn't turn things around. Assuming they do, Diaz remains a top-option at closer and will contribute low ERA and WHIP along with a bunch of strikeouts regardless of the Mets' struggles.

    Apr 6 · Source via Closers New York Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Mets Designate Michael Tonkin For Assignment

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    The Mets have made their signing of right-hander Julio Teheran official today, announcing the move today. Fellow righty Michael Tonkin designated for assignment as the corresponding move, with Anthony DiComo of MLB.com among those to relay the move. Tonkin, 34, was signed by the Mets to a major league deal in December. That pact came...

    Apr 5 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Julio Teheran Michael Tonkin
  • Julio Teheran To Start On Monday Against Braves

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    New York Mets right-hander Julio Teheran will officially make his 2024 debut with the Mets on Monday in Atlanta against the division-rival Braves, and he'll be good for 70 to 75 pitches. Teheran will also potentially be available out of the bullpen on Friday in the series opener against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The 33-year-old veteran was trying to win a roster spot with the Baltimore Orioles in spring training this year but was cut before Opening Day and has landed in the National League with the Mets. He'll give the team some rotation help with both Kodai Senga and Tylor Megill on the injured list due to shoulder injuries. At best, Teheran is a waiver-wire pickup for the pitching-needy in deep NL-only leagues, and he should be avoided in his first start versus Atlanta.

    Apr 5 · Source via New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Brandon Nimmo Sitting Against Reds Due To Hamstring Tightness

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    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) is not in the team's starting lineup on Friday versus the Cincinnati Reds due to minor hamstring tightness. Tyrone Taylor is starting in left field and is batting sixth, while shortstop Francisco Lindor moves up to the leadoff spot for the Mets against Reds right-hander Hunter Greene. Lindor and Taylor both have home runs in their career against Greene, albeit in just 17 combined at-bats. The 31-year-old Nimmo could use the day off in the series opener against Cincy, as he's started the year off with just one hit, a stolen base, six walks and six strikeouts in his first 28 plate appearances. The Mets don't consider Nimmo's injury to be serious, as he's listed as day-to-day, so hopefully he'll return on Saturday.

    Apr 5 · Source via New York Mets Brandon Nimmo Tyrone Taylor
  • Jose Quintana Looking For Improved Effort Friday

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    New York Mets left-hander Jose Quintana will be looking for a better outing on Friday when he takes on the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed just two runs in his first start of the season in 4 1/3 innings of work but also six hits, including a homer, with two walks against four strikeouts. It was a decent start to the season after Quintana worked to a 3.57 ERA across 13 starts last season while a rib injury cost him significant time. With the solid, yet injury-shortened season, Quintana placed himself back under the radar but he also struck out just 18.8% of the hitters he faced, a career-low for the veteran. He makes for a decent back-end starter for fantasy managers if he can prevent runs at a similar clip in the 2024 campaign.

    Apr 5 · Source via New York Mets Jose Quintana
  • Christian Scott Tallies Nine Punchouts Across Four Innings In Triple-A Debut

    New York Mets pitching prospect Christian Scott tallied an eye-catching nine strikeouts and 19 swings-and-misses in his Triple-A debut on Thursday. Scott was given the start but was on a short leash as he threw just four innings of three-run ball with five hits and no walks. The former fifth-round selection pitched across several levels of the minor leagues last season to the tune of a 2.57 ERA, .86 WHIP, and 107 strikeouts across 87 2/3 innings. The former Florida Gator has elite strikeout upside and could very well force his way into Queens later this summer if he continues to shine in Triple-A.

    Apr 5 · Source via New York Mets Christian Scott
  • Pete Alonso Helps Lift Mets To First Win

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    New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso helped lift his team to their first victory of the campaign during Game 2 of a doubleheader in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers, launching his second home run of the season in the ninth inning. The Mets needed a big hit in the worst way, and Alonso got a hold of a ball under the strike zone to will one to deep center and out of the ballpark. The 29-year-old slugging superstar has been one of the lone bright spots of New York's scuffling offense to begin the year, batting .292 (7-for-24) with an .888 OPS and two solo shots in six games. Alonso looks forward to a three-game weekend series starting on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park, where he has a .286 batting average, five homers, and eight RBI in 12 career games at the venue. Alonso will carry added DFS appeal in a bandbox ballpark

    Apr 4 · Source via New York Mets Pete Alonso
  • Jose Butto Notches Quality Start On Thursday

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    New York Mets right-hander Jose Butto gave up one run on three hits across six innings of work during Thursday's 2-1 doubleheader win over the Detroit Tigers. He recorded six strikeouts and allowed three walks across 90 pitches. It was an impressive spot start for the 26-year-old after being called up from Triple-A Syracuse. Butto will likely be sent straight back to the minors, but he could get another crack at the rotation if an injury arises. He could be a potential streaming option against weaker opponents for fantasy managers if he returns to the big league level.

    Apr 4 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • Francisco Alvarez Drives In Two Runs In Game 1 Of Doubleheader

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez went 2-for-5 with two RBI during Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers. The 22-year-old has now collected multiple hits in three of his last four games. Alvarez showcased his raw power during his rookie season by belting 25 home runs, but his .209 batting average and .284 on-base percentage left a lot to be desired. Alvarez has looked more composed at the plate to start 2024, slashing .400/.429/.700 with a homer and four RBI through 21 plate appearances. While his ratios are sure to regress, Alvarez looks like he could provide a solid offensive season for fantasy managers.

    Apr 4 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Jose Butto To Start Game 2 Of Doubleheader

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    New York Mets right-hander Jose Butto will officially start Game 2 of the team's doubleheader on Thursday against the visiting Detroit Tigers. The Mets and Tigers were postponed due to inclement weather in each of the previous two days, prompting the Mets to reach to the minors to add another starter for the second game of the twin bill. The 26-year-old is being called up from Triple-A Syracuse and will likely be sent back down to the farm after his spot start. He gave up just one earned run in 10 innings in spring training to narrowly miss out on the fifth start in the big-league rotation out of camp, and he gave up two earned runs in five innings in his first start with Syracuse last week. At best, Butto is a deep-sleeper streaming option in deep leagues and DFS contests for Game 2.

    Apr 4 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • J.D. Martinez Could Join Mets Early Next Week

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    New York Mets designated hitter J.D. Martinez will head to a minor-league affiliate, and there's a possibility that he joins the team in Atlanta for the start of a series against the division-rival Braves early next week. Martinez wasn't included on the team's Opening Day roster after signing with the club late in spring training. The 36-year-old veteran slugger stayed behind in extended spring training to get his swing right, but it appears he's getting close to making his debut with the team. To start the year, D.J. Stewart has been serving as the Mets' primary designated hitter, but Martinez will eventually take over those duties to give first baseman Pete Alonso more protection in the lineup. If you're looking to add a little more thump to your fantasy team and Martinez is available, pick him up and stash him now.

    Apr 4 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Jose Butto Expected To Start Game 2 On Thursday

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    MLB.com's Anthony DiComo writes that the New York Mets will unofficially proceed with right-hander Adrian Houser in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, and right-hander Jose Butto in Game 2 after the game against Detroit was postponed for the second straight day on Wednesday due to inclement weather. Butto will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to make his first big-league start of the year after going 1-4 with a 3.64 ERA (4.02 FIP) and 1.33 WHIP with 23 walks and 38 strikeouts in 42 innings over nine appearances (seven starts) for the Mets in 2023. The 26-year-old is likely to head right back down to the minors after his appearance in the second game of the twin bill in New York on Thursday.

    Apr 3 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto
  • Mets Sign Julio Teheran, Could Make Debut On Monday

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    The New York Mets signed free-agent right-hander Julio Teheran to a major-league deal on Wednesday, and club officials believe that he'll be capable of starting Monday's series opener against the division-rival Atlanta Braves. With Kodai Senga (shoulder) and Tylor Megill (shoulder) both on the injured list with shoulder injuries, the Mets are desperate for rotation help in the early going. The 33-year-old Teheran was competing for a roster spot with the Baltimore Orioles, so apparently he's stretched out enough to come right in and make a start for the Mets early next week. He had a 4.40 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 2/3 innings for the Milwaukee Brewers last year but should be avoided in all fantasy formats for what is expected to be his first start of 2024 against the Braves.

    Apr 3 · Source via New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Mets-Tigers Postponed Again Wednesday

    For the second day in a row, the contest between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 12:10 pm. Fantasy managers will want to make sure to remove any players from these two teams from their lineups for Wednesday's action. Right-hander Casey Mize was scheduled to toe the rubber for the Tigers, while right-hander Adrian Houser was scheduled to go for the Mets. They will presumably be pushed back yet another day to one of the games of the doubleheader on Thursday.

    Apr 3 · Source via New York Mets Detroit Tigers
  • Mets-Tigers Postponed Tuesday

    Tuesday's game between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to inclement weather. The contest will be rescheduled for Thursday, which is an off-day for both clubs. Adrian Houser was set to get the ball for the Mets, while Casey Mize was going to toe the slab for the Tigers, and it remains to be seen how the teams' rotations will line up for Wednesday's meeting. As it stands, Jose Quintana is next scheduled to start for New York, and Tarik Skubal is slated to take the mound for Detroit on Wednesday. Plenty of more rain is in the forecast for Queens on Wednesday, however, so that matchup could be jeopardized by the weather as well. Fantasy managers should adjust their daily lineups accordingly.

    Apr 2 · Source via New York Mets Detroit Tigers
  • Jose Butto, Joey Lucchesi Could Enter Mets Rotation

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    New York Mets right-hander Jose Butto and left-hander Joey Lucchesi are the team's starting rotation options to replace Tylor Megill (shoulder) that are already on the 40-man roster. Megill landed on the injured list on Monday. Butto impressed club officials with a strong showing in spring training and was one of the final roster cuts. But he struggled with command and walked four in five innings in his first start with Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Manager Carlos Mendoza said in February that Lucchesi showed up to spring training a bit behind other starters, although he threw five scoreless innings for Syracuse on Friday. Prospects Christian Scott and Mike Vasil will likely see time with the Mets in 2024, but it's unclear how early that might occur. If New York looks externally for pitching help, it could come in the form of veteran free agent Julio Teheran.

    Apr 2 · Source via New York Mets Jose Butto Joey Lucchesi
  • Mets Renew Talks With Julio Teheran

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    The New York Mets are open to external options to bolster their starting rotation and have renewed talks with free-agent veteran right-hander Julio Teheran, according to league sources. The Mets finished second to the Baltimore Orioles on Teheran in spring training, but he recently opted out of his contract with the O's and is available again after not making their Opening Day rotation. The 33-year-old outperformed expectations in 2023 in 14 appearances (11 starts) with the Milwaukee Brewers, going 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA (4.93 FIP) and 1.13 WHIP with 13 walks and 50 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings. Mets ace Kodai Senga (shoulder) started the year on the injured list, and the Mets added Tylor Megill (shoulder) to the IL, so they are definitely in need of rotation help early on. Teheran would only be worth adding in NL-only leagues if he lands in the Big Apple.

    Apr 1 · Source via New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Mets Talking With Julio Teheran

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    The Mets placed righty Tylor Megill on the 15-day injured list with a shoulder strain earlier this afternoon, and SNY's Andy Martino reports that they're open to pursuing external options to help bolster their depth while waiting on Megill and other injured arms to heal up. They've picked conversations back up with right-hander Julio Teheran,...

    Apr 1 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Julio Teheran
  • Francisco Alvarez Batting Cleanup Against Tigers

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez is behind the dish and is hitting cleanup on Monday against right-hander Reese Olson and the Detroit Tigers. It's the first time this year that Alvarez has hit higher than sixth in New York's batting order, but he'll be in the cleanup spot for the start of the series against Detroit with Jeff McNeil on the bench. The 22-year-old backstop is off to a good start at the plate in the first three games of the season, recording five hits in his first 10 at-bats with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in 11 plate appearances. He may not be of much help in the batting average department, but after slugging 25 long balls in his first full season in 2023, Alvarez proved that he has high-end power at the catching position.

    Apr 1 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Jeff McNeil Getting A Rest Day Monday

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    New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is on the bench for Monday's contest against the Detroit Tigers. McNeil went just 1-for-11 over the weekend in the three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers to begin the season, so the Mets are giving McNeil a day off early to regroup. It's not a great sign for the two-time All-Star after he hit .270/.333/.378 a year after winning the National League batting title in 2022. With the 31-year-old on the bench to start the game on Monday, Joey Wendle will take over at second base for the Mets and will hit ninth against Tigers young right-hander Reese Olson. Wendle is more useful for his infield versatility and is a long shot to deliver meaningful offensive numbers in DFS on Monday.

    Apr 1 · Source via New York Mets Jeff McNeil
  • Mets Place Tylor Megill On 15-Day Injured List

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    The New York Mets have placed right-hander Tylor Megill on the 15-day injured list due to a right shoulder strain. The 28-year-old won a spot in the Mets' rotation to begin the season but was removed from his first start of the season on Sunday after four innings due to what was initially described as tenderness in his right shoulder. An MRI revealed the strain. Megill made 25 starts with the Mets last season but posted a 4.70 ERA alongside a weak 5.6% K-BB% in his 126 1/3 innings of work. A strong spring that saw him toss a 3.92 ERA in six outings with 23 strikeouts against six walks in 20 2/3 innings earned him a shot in the rotation to begin the season but he will hit the shelf for at least the next couple of weeks.

    Apr 1 · Source via New York Mets Tylor Megill
  • Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Cardinals Among Teams Scouting Roki Sasaki

    Eight MLB teams sent representatives to watch NPB ace Roki Sasaki's latest start, according to articles from Sports Hochi and Yahoo Japan, as relayed by Dylan Hernández of The Los Angeles Times and Andy Martino of SNY, respectively. Among those teams were the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, and Cardinals. Sasaki is just 22 years old and...

    Apr 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
  • Francisco Alvarez Shines At Plate Saturday

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez had a big day at the plate on Saturday, going 3-4 with a solo shot and recording two RBI with two runs in the Mets 7-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Alvarez provided the Mets only offense early with his solo homer coming in the second inning and hitting an RBI single in the third. It was a good sign to see after going hitless on Opening Day. Alvarez is hitting .429 (3-for-7) with a home run and two RBI over two games in 2024. The Mets catcher should continue to put up productive numbers as one of the top 10-rated fantasy catchers for 2024.

    Mar 30 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Kodai Senga Playing Catch Every Other Day

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    New York Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns said that the team will need one to two more weeks before hammering down a concrete throwing plan for right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder). Senga is currently playing catch every other day. The 31-year-old second-year hurler is recovering from a right-shoulder capsular strain that he suffered in spring training and is expected to take at least six weeks to ramp up before making his 2024 season debut for the Mets. The team is proceeding cautiously after Senga was one of their most consistent starters in 2023 in his first year in the States. Despite the fact that Senga will be on the shelf for a while to open the year, he needs to remain stashed in an injured list spot in all fantasy leagues.

    Mar 29 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Jeff McNeil Batting Cleanup On Opening Day

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    New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is starting at the keystone and batting cleanup for the Mets on Opening Day on Thursday against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta. McNeil isn't your typical cleanup hitter with mediocre power, but if he sticks in this position regularly against right-handed pitching, it will give him more opportunities for RBI with Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso hitting in front of him. It's a batting order for New York that probably won't last too long once veteran designated hitter J.D. Martinez gets up to speed after signing with the team late in spring training. The 31-year-old McNeil won a batting title in 2022 but disappointed last year and is still dealing with a partially torn UCL that he's playing through. Aside from a useful batting average, McNeil isn't a lock to help with much else.

    Mar 29 · Source via New York Mets Jeff McNeil
  • Mets And Brewers To Be Postponed Thursday

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    Opening Day between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday will be postponed due to heavy rain in the forecast in New York. The contest will be made up at 1:40 pm ET on Friday as outdoor teams schedule a buffer day following Opening Day for this reason. Left-hander Jose Quintana is scheduled to get the ball for the Mets while right-hander Freddy Peralta is the scheduled starter for the Brewers following the offseason trade that sent Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles. The Mets disappointed to a 75-87 record after owner Steve Cohen invested heavily in the team in 2023 while the Brewers took down the NL Central with a 92-70 record.

    Mar 27 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers New York Mets Freddy Peralta Jose Quintana
  • Kodai Senga Throws Wednesday

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    New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) did some throwing at Citi Field on Wednesday. Senga continues to work his way back from a moderate posterior capsule strain in his right shoulder and is expected to take six weeks to ramp back up, so fantasy managers can expect him to miss at least the first month and a half of the 2024 campaign. The 31-year-old was extremely impressive in his first year in the big leagues with the Mets in 2023, going 12-7 with a 2.98 ERA (3.63 FIP) and 1.22 WHIP with 77 walks and 202 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings over his 29 starts. While his shoulder injury this spring has dimmed his fantasy value for his sophomore season, Senga should be stashed in an injured list spot in all leagues.

    Mar 27 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Mets Release Reliever Phil Bickford

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    The New York Mets released right-handed reliever Phil Bickford on Tuesday. The move comes after the Mets designated Bickford for assignment last weekend. The 28-year-old former Dodgers reliever will now be on the open market with Opening Day coming on Thursday. Bickford spent the 2023 season with both the Dodgers and Mets, pitching to a 5-5 record with a 4.95 ERA (4.46 FIP), a 1.45 WHIP, one save, 39 walks and a career-high 76 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings out of the bullpen. He was originally drafted 18th overall in 2015 by the San Francisco Giants out of Southern Nevada. Bickford has a career 4.43 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with two saves and 204 strikeouts in 180 2/3 innings with the Dodgers, Mets and Brewers in four MLB seasons.

    Mar 26 · Source via New York Mets Phil Bickford
  • Mets Release Luke Voit

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    The New York Mets released first baseman Luke Voit on Tuesday after he had just a .455 OPS in 14 Grapefruit League games this spring. It was announced on Monday that Voit wouldn't make the Mets' Opening Day roster, and now he'll be looking for a new organization to play for in 2024. The 33-year-old right-handed slugger led all of baseball in home runs in the shortened 2020 season with 22. He hit 22 home runs in 135 games in 2022 with the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals but then played in only 22 games in 2023 with the Milwaukee Brewers and hit .221 (15-for-68) with no homers and four RBI. Voit should be able to latch on with another team, but it will likely be on a minor-league contract.

    Mar 26 · Source via New York Mets Luke Voit
  • Luis Severino Enjoying Success In Grapefruit League

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Luis Severino tossed five innings of one run ball versus the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League action on Sunday. He also allowed four hits with one walk and four strikeouts. The 30-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Mets this offseason after being a New York Yankee for the entirety of his career. Severino had a rough go of it in 2023 with injuries and an ugly 6.65 ERA, but he has shown top tier stuff previously and owns a career 3.79 ERA. Severino has struggled with injuries as he hasn't made over 19 starts since 2018, but he has been mostly productive when on the mound. With an ADP of 298, Severino makes for an intriguing late-round target in deeper leagues. He is now 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in four starts this spring with 12 strikeouts in 14 innings.

    Mar 25 · Source via New York Mets Luis Severino
  • Oakland Athletics Acquire Reliever Austin Adams

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    The Oakland Athletics have acquired veteran reliever Austin Adams from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. The 32-year-old was added to the Athletics' 40-man roster and in a corresponding move, Trevor Gott was placed on the 60-day IL after it was determined he would need Tommy John surgery. Adams made 24 appearances for the D-backs last season before an ankle injury ended his season, posting a 5.71 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 17 1/3 IP. He had a nice 12:1 K:BB this spring for the Mets, although it went along with 5.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in six and one-third IP. He figures to pitch in middle relief and it's not a needle-mover for fantasy unless he's thrust into a more high-leverage role.

    Mar 24 · Source via Oakland Athletics New York Mets Austin L. Adams
  • Brett Baty Makes Opening Day Roster

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    New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty and infielder Zack Short have made the Opening Day roster, with designated hitter Mark Vientos and Ji Man Choi to start the year in the minor leagues. Especially with Vientos out of the picture in Queens to start the year, it's likely that Baty will receive everyday playing time for the Mets at the hot corner. The 24-year-old former first-round pick in 2019 has struggled so far in his first two major-league seasons, slashing .210/.272/.325 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 119 games and 431 trips to the plate. Much like Vientos, he has raked in the minors but hasn't been able to translate that success offensively to the majors. It means that Baty is going to need to perform in 2024 to avoid being put in a platoon situation at third base.

    Mar 24 · Source via New York Mets Brett Baty
  • Mets Option Mark Vientos

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    The New York Mets optioned designated hitter Mark Vientos to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday and also told first baseman Ji Man Choi that he won't be on the team's Opening Day roster. It's a mild surprise after it was announced on Saturday that the newly signed J.D. Martinez would be starting the year on the farm to get his bat up to speed after just signing with the Mets several days ago. It pretty much kills any fantasy value the 24-year-old Vientos might have had in NL-only leagues to start the year. While Vientos won't begin the year in the big leagues, he'll almost certainly be up with the Mets at some point in 2024 once injuries hit. He was destroying Triple-A pitching in 2023 to earn a big-league call-up, but he hit just .211 (46-for-218) with nine homers and 22 RBI for the Mets in 65 games.

    Mar 24 · Source via New York Mets Mark Vientos
  • Jose Iglesias, Luke Voit Won't Make Mets Opening Day Roster

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    The New York Mets have informed Jose Iglesias, Tomas Nido, and Luke Voit that they did not make the team's Opening Day roster. Voit signed a minor-league contract with the Mets in February but failed to latch onto the team's main roster after hitting .097 with a home run and four RBI over 31 spring at-bats. Iglesias had a solid spring, but it wasn't enough to make the team's Opening Day roster. This spring, he hit .278 with a home run and three RBI over 36 at-bats. Both Voit and Iglesias will look to latch onto another team. Neither Iglesias nor Voit will provide much fantasy value even if they sign with another club ahead of 2024 fantasy drafts.

    Mar 24 · Source via New York Mets Jose Iglesias Tomas Nido Luke Voit
  • Mets Designate Phil Bickford For Assignment

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    The Mets have designated right-hander Phil Bickford for assignment.  The move opens up roster space for J.D. Martinez, whose one-year contract with New York is now official. Bickford came to Queens at last year’s trade deadline, acquired with Adam Kolarek from the Dodgers as a way of restocking a Mets bullpen thinned out by other…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Phil Bickford
  • Mets Will Option J.D. Martinez To Begin The Year

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    The New York Mets will officially option designated hitter J.D. Martinez to the minor leagues to begin the 2024 regular season so that he can build up at-bats, meaning he won't be with the team to start the year for at least the first 10 days of the season. Martinez just signed with the Mets the other day and will need to see some live pitching in the minors first before the Mets are comfortable throwing him into the fire in the big leagues in 2024. When the Mets deem him ready, the 36-year-old is expected to be the team's primary designated hitter to help give All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso more protection in the lineup. Martinez had yet another 30-homer season in 2023 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and can provide plenty of power when he's healthy, but his lack of positional eligibility in fantasy makes him less attractive.

    Mar 23 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • J.D. Martinez Could Begin In The Minors

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    New York Mets designated hitter J.D. Martinez has minor-league options remaining but has way more than five years of service time, so he can consent to being sent to the minor leagues. Given the fact that Martinez probably isn't going to be ready by Opening Day next Thursday after just signing with the team on Thursday, Newsday's Tim Healey writes that it looks like the Mets will ask the veteran slugger to start the year in the minors with Triple-A Syracuse. The 36-year-old six-time All-Star bounced back in 2023 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .271 (117-for-432) with 33 hoe runs and 103 RBI in 113 games played, but fantasy managers may want to temper expectations for Martinez, at least early on, as he ramps back into form after not playing at all in spring training. Mark Vientos could operate as New York's primary DH until Martinez is ready to go.

    Mar 22 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Kodai Senga's Ramp-Up Period Could Be Stretched Out

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    The New York Mets are considering having right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) throw on a once-every-six-days schedule once he's able to ramp up and pitch in games, which means what would for some pitchers be a six-week ramp-up, might last a little longer for Senga. "I feel good. I feel ready," Senga said through an interpreter. He expects to begin playing catch within the next week once he passes internal testing. The 31-year-old Japanese hurler has been cleared to begin activities after an MRI and a visit with doctors earlier this week as he works his way back from a moderate posterior capsule strain in his right shoulder. However, he's going to start the 2024 season on the injured list and will miss at least the first month of the season and possibly more.

    Mar 21 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • J.D. Martinez Signing One-Year Deal With Mets

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    The New York Mets and free-agent designated hitter J.D. Martinez agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract on Thursday. After a long stay in free agency, Martinez lands in Queens one week before Opening Day to offer the Mets a formidable protection bat in their lineup behind slugging superstar Pete Alonso. The 36-year-old Martinez is a six-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger and slashed a robust .271/.321/.572 with 33 home runs, 27 doubles, and 103 RBI over 432 at-bats (113 games) for the Los Angeles Dodgers a year ago. He figures to immediately slot into the heart of New York's order as their everyday DH, likely taking some shine away from the fantasy appeal and RBI upside of former top prospect Francisco Alvarez in the process. Martinez's 221 NFBC ADP will rise with the move, and managers who have already drafted should make sure the veteran slugger isn't floating around waiver wires in shallow mixed leagues.

    Mar 21 · Source via New York Mets J.D. Martinez
  • Kodai Senga Expected To Begin Throwing Program

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    Mets ace Kodai Senga has been shut down for nearly a month after being diagnosed with a capsule strain in his right shoulder, but after a recent MRI he’s been cleared to return to baseball activity. Senga won’t start throwing immediately but could do so within the next week, manager Carlos Mendoza announced to reporters…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Dominic Hamel Struggles With The Long Ball Thursday

    New York Mets pitching prospect Dominic Hamel struggled in his second Grapefruit League appearance versus the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The club's No. 14 ranked prospect, as per MLB Pipeline, yielded four earned runs on the back of four solo home runs as part of his six hits allowed in just three innings of work. He walked one and struck out two. The 25-year-old spent his 2023 season in Double-A where he posted a 3.85 ERA alongside a big-time 30.4% K% across 26 outings (25 starts) a season ago. He has pumped out a ton of strikeouts in his three-year professional career to this point and will likely begin his 2024 campaign with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Mar 21 · Source via New York Mets Dominic Hamel
  • Kodai Senga To Begin Throwing Within A Week

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    New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) is scheduled to begin throwing within a week, according to manager Carlos Mendoza. Senga got an MRI exam on Tuesday and doctors cleared him to begin activity. The Mets will wait until he passes their internal strength tests before he does so to make sure he's ready, according to the skipper. Mendoza said the 31-year-old's ramp-up period will take "at least" six weeks, so Senga is going to miss the first month of the regular season and probably most of May as well. He's rehabbing his way back from a moderate posterior capsule strain in his right shoulder. Senga had a solid first year in the big leagues for the Mets in 2023, but his shoulder injury this spring has put a serious dent in his 2024 fantasy value.

    Mar 21 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Tylor Megill Wins Rotation Spot

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    New York Mets right-hander Tylor Megill has won an Opening Day starting rotation spot due to Kodai Senga's (shoulder) injury, according to manager Carlos Mendoza. As a result, Jose Butto will open the year in the minor leagues, although he'll likely be the next starter up, potentially as early as the team's 13-day stretch of no off days in April. The 28-year-old Megill earned his rotation spot in New York by posting a 3.45 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while walking four and striking out 16 in 15 2/3 Grapefruit League innings this spring. The former eighth-round pick by the Mets in 2018 out of Arizona went 9-8 last year with a 4.70 ERA and 1.57 WHIP while walking 58 and striking out a career-high 105 hitters in 126 1/3 innings over 25 starts. Megill now becomes a rotation option for fantasy managers in NL-only leagues.

    Mar 20 · Source via New York Mets Tylor Megill
  • Mets Name Tylor Megill Fifth Starter, Option Jose Butto

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    The Mets are optioning right-hander Jose Butto to Triple-A Syracuse and will open the season with righty Tylor Megill as their fifth starter, manager Carlos Mendoza announced to the team’s beat this morning (X link via Tim Healey of Newsday). He’ll join Jose Quintana, Sean Manaea, Adrian Houser and Luis Severino in the team’s rotation…

    Mar 20 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Jose Butto Tylor Megill
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