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Lugo (elbow) out 6 wks; happy it's not worse

February 13, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets’ rebuilt bullpen took a significant hit on Saturday, when the team announced that Seth Lugo will undergo surgery to remove a loose body from his right elbow. The Mets intend to shut Lugo down from throwing for six weeks, which will take him out of

Giménez's year done; Dom OK after collision

September 26, 2020

Andrés Giménez’s rookie season ended a day early on Saturday, when he departed the Mets’ 4-3 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Washington due to right oblique tightness. Between games, the Mets placed Giménez on the injured list, recalling outfielder Ryan Cordell to replace him. (The team also

Hamstring tightness ends Conforto's season

September 24, 2020

NEW YORK -- Michael Conforto’s standout season came to a premature end on Thursday, as the Mets placed him on the injured list due to left hamstring tightness. The team called up Luis Guillorme to replace Conforto on the roster for the final four games. Conforto began experiencing hamstring discomfort

Conforto talks future with Mets: 'I love it here'

September 23, 2020

NEW YORK -- If there is a player on the Mets' roster whose status could be most impacted by the team’s potential ownership change, it is probably Michael Conforto. For years, Conforto has discussed his interest in a contract extension, but the Mets never engaged him in talks until “a

Marisnick lands on IL with hamstring injury

September 21, 2020

NEW YORK -- An injury-riddled Mets tenure ended prematurely on Monday for outfielder Jake Marisnick, who landed on the 10-day injured list due to right hamstring tightness. With only seven days remaining in the regular season, the move ends Marisnick’s season unless the Mets are able to rally to a

deGrom 'good to go,' will start Monday vs. TB

September 19, 2020

NEW YORK -- Jacob deGrom's primary goal is for the Mets to make the postseason. His secondary goal is to win a third consecutive National League Cy Young Award. Each would be nearly impossible if deGrom were to miss any additional time down the stretch. In that sense, deGrom kept

Notes: deGrom throws; Matz to start Friday

September 17, 2020

Although the Mets won’t know for sure until Jacob deGrom throws a bullpen session this weekend, all indications are that he will not miss any more time due to the right hamstring spasm that knocked him out of Wednesday’s game. deGrom played catch on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, after

Hobbled deGrom plans to make final starts

Cy Young Award candidate departs after 2 innings with right hamstring spasm
September 17, 2020

Upon leaving the pitcher’s mound after the second inning Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park, Jacob deGrom took a seat in the dugout next to head trainer Brian Chicklo. He conferred for a time with Chicklo and Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, then deGrom slammed a rolled-up water bottle to the

Gsellman (fractured rib) out for season

September 9, 2020

NEW YORK -- Multiple times as he walked off the field on Tuesday night, Mets reliever Robert Gsellman had to stop, bend over and gather himself before continuing. A day later, Gsellman learned why he was in so much pain: testing revealed a fractured rib, which will end his season.

Matz (shoulder), Betances (lat) land on IL

August 30, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets lost two key members of their pitching staff on Sunday, placing left-hander Steven Matz and right-hander Dellin Betances on the injured list. The team promoted Franklyn Kilome and Drew Smith to fill their spots. That Matz went on the IL with left shoulder discomfort was

Matz likely headed to IL with shoulder injury

August 29, 2020

NEW YORK -- Once ticketed for the bullpen, Steven Matz now appears headed for the injured list instead. Matz has been suffering from left shoulder discomfort since earlier this week, Mets manager Luis Rojas said after the lefty pitched a scoreless inning of relief Saturday in a 2-1 loss to

Latest on Wacha, Peterson; Subway Series

August 26, 2020

NEW YORK -- A third of the way into their stretch of nine games in six days, the Mets still weren’t sure how their starting pitching would line up for the rest of it. Injured starters Michael Wacha and David Peterson, each of whom is battling shoulder inflammation, threw bullpen

Nido, Giménez placed on injured list

August 25, 2020

NEW YORK -- A flurry of roster moves awaited the Mets when they returned to Citi Field on Tuesday following five days away from the park due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests. The team placed catcher Tomás Nido and infielder Andrés Giménez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons. To

Peterson (shoulder fatigue) scratched, to IL

Mets call up Oswalt to start, reliever Drew Smith, option Kilome
August 18, 2020

The Mets’ rotation took another hit Tuesday as David Peterson was scratched from his start and placed on the injured list with left shoulder fatigue. Peterson left last Thursday’s start after five strong innings against the Nationals, complaining of fatigue. He was expected to make his start Tuesday against the

deGrom set to return on Wed. vs. Marlins

August 17, 2020

As Jacob deGrom had hoped, the two-time reigning National League Cy Young Award winner will wind up missing only one start due to neck stiffness. deGrom threw a bullpen session Monday in Miami without issue, lining him up to pitch Wednesday against the Marlins. “After seeing the side [session], he

Canó back from IL, makes immediate impact

August 15, 2020

As Robinson Canó had hoped, the Mets activated him off the injured list Friday on the first day he was eligible. As the Mets had hoped, he made an immediate impact. Batting fifth as the Mets’ designated hitter, Canó hit a game-tying single in their 6-5 loss to the Phillies,

deGrom (tight neck) scratched vs. Phils

August 14, 2020

In Jacob deGrom’s words, it is “frustrating” to miss a start during a year in which, even if fully healthy, he will take the mound only nine or 10 times. But prudence takes priority, and so the Mets scratched deGrom from his scheduled start Friday in Philadelphia due to a

Mets place Wacha (shoulder) on injured list

August 9, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets, who made starting pitching depth a focal point of their offseason strategy, are again seeing that depth tested in the young season. The team on Sunday placed Michael Wacha on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, calling up catcher Ali Sánchez to

After nearly a year, Gsellman back with Mets

McNeil, Rosario return to lineup vs. Marlins
August 7, 2020

NEW YORK -- Nearly a full year to the day after his last big league appearance, reliever Robert Gsellman rejoined the Mets on Friday prepared to make a multi-inning impact. Gsellman came off the injured list after spending approximately six weeks rehabbing from a right triceps strain. He missed the

Rosario (quad), Canó (groin) day to day

August 4, 2020

In the span of several hours Monday, the Mets lost three-quarters of their starting infield to injuries. Minutes before game time at Truist Park in Atlanta, the team scratched regular third baseman Jeff McNeil due to lower back tightness. In the third inning, shortstop Amed Rosario departed due to left

Notes: Dom's bigger role; McNeil scratched

August 3, 2020

On the field, the immediate fallout of Yoenis Céspedes’ departure from the Mets centers around one man. Stuck on the bench for most of the season’s first week and change, Dominic Smith now becomes a member of the everyday starting lineup. Smith was in the starting lineup Monday for a

Notes: Bus ride to Boston; Núñez injured

July 26, 2020

NEW YORK -- Under normal circumstances, the Mets would have flown to Boston for their upcoming two-game set at Fenway Park. In the COVID-19 world, they are taking buses -- six in total, with a maximum of 10 people allowed on board each. The downside for the Mets is a

Notes: Stroman's recovery; Nimmo leads off

July 24, 2020

NEW YORK -- Although Marcus Stroman stopped short of providing a timeline for his return from a torn left calf muscle, he plans to continue throwing bullpen sessions while rehabbing in an attempt to come back sooner than he otherwise would. Stroman said he has no physical issues throwing a

Mets put Stroman on IL with calf muscle tear

July 22, 2020

NEW YORK -- Another injury has rocked the Mets' rotation, with significant implications for their Opening Day roster. The Mets on Wednesday placed Marcus Stroman on the injured list with a torn left calf, an injury he sustained earlier in camp. He is “week to week,” according to manager Luis

Mets place Lowrie (knee) on injured list

July 20, 2020

NEW YORK -- An offseason of rest was not enough for Jed Lowrie to overcome the left-side issues ailing him for the better part of two years. A three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus did not give Lowrie the time he needed to recover. Monday, the Mets acknowledged the inevitable,