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Forced to exercise a clause that would have prevented him from becoming a free agent, the Mets promoted right-hander Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas.
To make room for him, the team optioned reliever Greg Burke to Vegas and designated Collin McHugh for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot.
Torres, 30, exercised an opt-out in his contract Friday, giving the Mets 48 hours to promote him or release him.
Torres is in the middle of a recent good stretch that has him toss consecutive complete games with Las Vegas and he has won five straight starts. The former Colorado Rockie had a 5.26 ERA in 31 relief appearances last season.
There will be more moves coming as the Mets plan to add pitchers Zack Wheeler and likely Scott Atchison as well on Tuesday. That would indicate two more cuts to be made, possibly Josh Edgin giving them just one lefty in the bullpen – something the Mets have been very accustomed to in the last few years.
BEST OF MAXIM
He very well could be in the air flying to Las Vegas right now, but in addition to getting promoted to Triple-A today, Baseball America tabbed Rafael Montero on their weekly Prospect Hot Sheet.
The right-hander made the list because of his seven shutout innings in a win against Altoona on June 8th. The performance included only two hits and one walk allowed, while striking out...
Las Vegas 11, Colorado Springs 5
How does one judge Rafael Montero‘s second start in AAA this season? Well, it was his first since his recent non-temporary call-up, and he was betrayed by his defense out there on Saturday night.
He pitched into the sixth inning, allowing seven hits and no walks, while striking out seven. All five runs were charged to him — but only one of them...
It is difficult to believe either Terry Collins or Shaun Marcum regarding the New York Mets’ upcoming rotation decision to accommodate Zack Wheeler.
Whether he’s ready or not – and even he said he didn’t pitch his best at Triple-A Las Vegas – Wheeler is on his way to start the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets already bought the...
Please, join me as I throw a handful of dirt on the coffin of Jordany Valdespin’s career as a New York Met.
The one I used to call El Dramático for his ability to spark rallies and hit long home runs is getting playing time for one reason: he’s being shopped. Don’t expect him to be with the Mets past the trade deadline.
I’ve been a staunch defender of Valdespin since the...
Zack Wheeler is expected to remain with Triple-A Las Vegas and throw his between-starts bullpen session with the Pacific Coast League club before joining the Mets on Monday in Atlanta. He is expected to pitch the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.
Terry Collins said the nighttime assignment is designed to keep Wheeler in a routine.
“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.”
That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets dugout, only to be retrieved by Mets skipper Gil Hodges to reveal a smudge of shoe...
Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Scott Feldman (5-5, 3.22) vs Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.24)
Citi Field, Flushing • 1:10 PM
Jordany Valdespin – 2B
Daniel Murphy – 1B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Lucas Duda – LF
Justin Turner – SS
Anthony Recker – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Jonathon Niese – LHP
Shaun Marcum allowed four runs in the second...
In celebration of Father’s Day, Metsmerized Online takes a look at the most memorable Mets-related Father’s Day games in team history. On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened …
To try to quantify how important the New York Mets are to legendary broadcaster Howie Rose would be a difficult task to accomplish without a firsthand account. Put It In The Book: A Half Century of Mets Mania by Howie Rose with Phil Pepe serves as the platform in which Rose is finally able to address not only his experiences and rise as a broadcaster, but his fandom of the New York...
Think Anthony Young is getting nervous?
Or is he doing what we all should be doing ... anything except watching the New York Mets play baseball?
Here's my recap of Friday's game: I'm on the bus, and Shaun Marcum gives up five runs. So when I got home, I went to sleep. When I woke up, Marcum was 0-8. The End.
Speaking of ...
It sure is...
Possibly a confusing title – allow me to elaborate. Traditionalists would argue that wins are one of the most important stats around. I would argue that that concept is pure folly (embracing my middle ages/old English vocabulary).
Going just off the Win stat, Harvey ranks at the same exact spot on a list across the MLB as Dillon Gee. No knock against Gee, but there is no...