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Major League Baseball releases statement on 2020 season

Major League Baseball releases statement on 2020 season
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. conducted a conference call with the 30 clubs of Major League Baseball on Monday. Following last night’s newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with... more

Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled

Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled
Following a call with the 30 Clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. today announced that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. This action... more

Mets agree to deal with infielder Eduardo Nunez

Mets agree to deal with infielder Eduardo Nunez
While much of the attention on the Mets recently has been centered around the team looking into outfield help, they ended up adding some infield depth on Saturday. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, Eduardo Nunez is joining the Mets as a non-roster invite to spring training. Nunez, 32, is a 10-year major-league veteran. Debuting with the Yankees in 2010, Nunez played his... more

Yankees reportedly sign former Mets LHP Luis Avilan

Yankees reportedly sign former Mets LHP Luis Avilan
The Yankees signed former Mets LHP Luis Avilan to a minor-league contract with a major-league Spring Training invite, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Avilan, 30, went 4-0 on the 2019 season with a 5.06 ERA and 30 strikeouts to 14 walks in 45 games. He logged his first seven MLB seasons with four different teams, joining the Mets after spending 2018... more

Mets’ Carlos Beltran named in MLB report but will not be suspended as part of Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

Mets’ Carlos Beltran named in MLB report but will not be suspended as part of Astros’ sign-stealing scandal
MLB came down hard on the now-fired duo of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow on Monday, suspending both of them for one season as part of their involvement in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. Despite being named in MLB’s report, Mets manager Carlos Beltran — who was a player with the Astros in 2017 when their scheme was ongoing — will not be suspended. SNY’s Andy Martino... more

Mets avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players

Mets avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players
The Mets reached settlements with all nine of their arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday’s noon ET deadline for both sides to submit projected salary figures for the 2020 season. Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, Michael Conforto, Edwin Díaz, Steven Matz, Jake Marisnick, Brandon Nimmo, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman all reached one-year deals with New York. Syndergaard agreed at $9.7 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility after posting a career-high 4.28 ERA... more

Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes’ ankle injuries resulted from incident with wild boar

Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes’ ankle injuries resulted from incident with wild boar
More details have emerged regarding Yoenis Cespedes‘ ranch incident from this past May that caused him to miss the entire 2019 season. According to the New York Post, Cespedes suffered his injury, which involved multiple ankle fractures, at his Port St. Lucie ranch by stepping into a hole following an incident with a wild boar. SNY’s Andy Martino has confirmed the details of... more

Dellin Betances signs 1-year deal with Mets

Dellin Betances signs 1-year deal with Mets
The Mets officially announced a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Dellin Betances on Tuesday. Betances’ deal has a player option for 2021. He could trigger a player option for ’22 if he reaches certain thresholds in ’21, though it’s not a guaranteed third-year option, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. Betances, a New York native, is staying in his... more

Mets reach agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to amend his contract for 2020

Mets reach agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to amend his contract for 2020
The Mets have reached an agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to amend his contract and salary for the 2020 season, reports SNY’s Andy Martino, who added that Cespedes is still under contract. He could go from $29.5 million in 2020 to less than $10 million, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman, though he could make as much as $20 million if you include potential bonuses.... more

Mets officially announce coaching staff for the 2020 season

Mets officially announce coaching staff for the 2020 season
The Mets have made their coaching staff for the 2020 MLB season official on Sunday night. In a press release, the team announced who will be helping out Carlos Beltran in his first managerial season, including the return of hitting coach Chili Davis and the addition of pitching coach Jeremy Hefner. “We are excited to complete our coaching staff following a very thoughtful and extensive... more

Mets trade for CF help, get Marisnick from Astros

Mets trade for CF help, get Marisnick from Astros
Seeking a right-handed defensive complement to Brandon Nimmo in center field, the Mets struck Thursday with a trade for Astros veteran Jake Marisnick. The deal sends prospects Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona to the Astros. “Jake is an elite defender who is an incredibly smart baserunner,” Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. “Among our offseason plans... more
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