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Here’s the first thing Mets fans need to know about the job General Manager Sandy Alderson has done over the last three seasons in Flushing: he’s acquired Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud, stud prospects kept from the major league roster by service time considerations and a freak injury, respectively.
The second thing is – wait, you still need a second thing?
Alderson has taken a lot...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- As the sting of Johan Santana's potential career-ending injury lingered in the clubhouse on Friday morning, Mets captain David Wright used words that captured the scene: disheartening, shocking, sad. Just as others did in the clubhouse, Wright walked a thin line, trying to speak of Santana in present terms as opposed to the past.
They took care to mind the difference...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Righthander Jeremy Hefner left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals when he was struck on the right elbow with a one-hop comebacker from ex-Met Carlos Beltran.
He was taken for an X-Ray, which came back negative. The Mets said he just has a contusion.
The banged-up Mets can ill afford another injury to the starting rotation. Hefner had been in line to step in...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Johan Santana may need six weeks to get his ailing left shoulder strong enough to consider a return to game action, Mets manager Terry Collins said on Saturday afternoon.
Collins noted that entering last season, when Santana broke camp with his shoulder in good condition, he had started throwing in December. Entering this season, Santana backed off his winter throwing...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Johan Santana's spring training saga appears headed for its inevitable conclusion. The Mets lefthander told reporters on Saturday morning that his left shoulder is still ailing and that he has no timeline for a return, the latest indication that he could be facing an extended absence.
Manager Terry Collins acknowledged on Friday night that Santana will not join the...Read more »
Johan Santana will not join the Mets in New York when camp breaks on March 30, Mets manager Terry Collins said on Friday.
"He's not where he needs to be in his long-toss program," said Collins, who believes Santana will be better off strengthening his surgically-repaired left shoulder in Port St. Lucie instead of throwing in cold weather in New York.
Collins stopped short of...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Johan Santana continues to make "big progress" during his throwing sessions, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Monday morning.
A day after his first mound session in nearly two weeks, Santana reported no issues before long tossing with reliever Pedro Feliciano.
"He got pretty aggressive with his throwing yesterday and he felt absolutely great...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A few quick notes from the first full-squad workouts here on Monday:
-- Second baseman Daniel Murphy is headed back to New York to be examined after complaining of an issue in his ribs (intercostal). General manager Sandy Alderson said Murphy is expected to miss a week and may have a cortisone shot.
-- As expected, Alderson confirmed that the Mets have refused...Read more »