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 (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
(Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The non-waiver trade deadline is exactly one week away. And given the Mets are still plodding along at 45-51 and trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it's unquestionable they will be sellers.

Who exactly will go? Here's a list of contenders, from most to least likely.

Addison Reed

The Mets made out like bandits acquiring Reed from the Diamondbacks on Aug. 30, 2015, for Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. Reed is poised to become a free agent for the first time this winter, and could get closer-type money. So the Mets undoubtedly will part with him now. The only question: Who closes once he's gone? We suppose Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald may be the best candidates.

Jay Bruce

The Mets have an extra everyday outfielder, and Bruce's 25 homers ought to be attractive to someone. The Mets seemingly would be willing to give Bruce a qualifying offer after the season, though, to either bring him back on a one-year deal or recoup draft-pick compensation. So clearly the Mets won't be willing to give him away.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera
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Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

In a July 20 report, Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert said the Mets were seeing only light interest in infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who can become a free agent at the end of this season.

In late June, Cabrera, 31, began starting games at second base, where he hadn't played on a regular basis since 2014. He is expected to soon be showcased at third base.

The Mets have also been asked about infielder Wilmer Flores and T.J. Rivera. However, according to a July 19 tweet from SNY's Adam Rubin, their asking price has been 'obscene.'

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New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce hits a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce hits a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Outfielder Jay Bruce and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera discussed the possibility they could have played their last games at Citi Field as Mets following Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, New York's last home game prior to the July 31 trade deadline.

"The fact being brought up that this could be the last home game for a lot of us here," Bruce said, according to the New York Post's Howie Kussoy, "it's something that's a bit odd, but nothing happens until it happens. We don't know for sure, and we'll just see how it goes."

As the Mets begin a 10-game road trip on Monday -- their next home game is Aug. 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- Bruce and Cabrera have both been the subject of trade rumors as the trade deadline nears.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce
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(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets second baseman Neil Walker (hamstring tear) went 1-for-3 in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

Walker could return when the Mets play the Padres in San Diego beginning on Monday, manager Terry Collins said earlier this week.

In Walker's absence, Asdrubal Cabrera has shifted to second base with Jose Reyes at shortstop. Cabrera is expected to get time at third base when Walker returns.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Neil Walker
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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Collins on infield shakeup 00:02:11
Terry Collins says the return of Neil Walker may result in Asdrubal Cabrera being shifted to third base.

Mets infielders Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker will begin taking ground balls at third base, Terry Collins told reporters Thursday. 

Walker (hamstring) will begin practicing at the position once he comes back from the disabled list. However, Cabrera won't play third until Walker returns to the lineup, according to Collins. Cabrera told reporters that he is willing to slide over to third, a position he's only played once in his major league career.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)
Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

It's feeling like the Mets may be missing the moment to make a trade. Admittedly, I started today worried they may botch the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, end up stuck with pending free agents and lose out on acquiring prospects and players who could help next season.

However, after talking to people around baseball, I'm slightly less pessimistic.

For starters, according to Ken Rosenthal, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the Mets are willing to include cash in trades to get better prospects back in deals, sources with knowledge of the team's thinking said.

This is good news. It'll help push things through. And, I'm glad Alderson was able to convince ownership of this approach when the front office held a strategy session earlier this week.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Sox are looking to acquire a third baseman and have interest in Mets infielders Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera and T.J. Riveraaccording to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Sox have also recently been linked in rumor to Martin Prado (Marlins), Jed Lowrie (A's), Yangervis Solarte (Padres), and Josh Harrison (Pirates).

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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JRSportBrief: Cabrera-Rosario 00:01:14
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the Mets' decision to keep SS Amed Rosario down in AAA.

The Mets have hesitated to call up prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas because of possible turmoil in the big-league clubhouse stemming from Asdrubal Cabrera's lingering unhappiness, reports Bob Klapisch of The Record, citing one person familiar with management's thinking.

Cabrera is reportedly still upset over the team's decision to move him to second base. He publicly sought a trade in June, but soon backed away from the request. Cabrera seeks another opportunity to play shortstop and wants the team to exercise his option for 2018, but Jose Reyes has played at shortstop in every game he's played since June 13.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Though the red-hot Jacob deGrom  threw yet another gem, the Mets bats ran rampant in their 14-2 win over the Rockies Friday. 

The All-Star break must have had the Mets anxious to hit as they put up 19 hits on the board, including three doubles and two home runs. 

The Mets' only All-Star, Michael Conforto, lead the team in RBIs with four after launching a three-run, opposite field homer for his 15th of the year. He finished the night 2-for-4 with two walks as well.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday that he would be willing to make a trade with the Yankees.

The Mets and Yankees haven't made a player-for-player trade since 2004, when Mike Stanton was traded for Felix Heredia. RH reliever Gonzalez Germen was traded from the Mets to the Yankees in 2014 in exchange for cash considerations.

The Yankees have interest in LH reliever Jerry Blevinsaccording to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, and are reportedly interested in acquring additional late-inning relief help and a first baseman -- even though they just dealt for Brewers minor league 1B Garrett Cooper.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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Where is Amed Rosario? 00:02:22
Jon Hein and Dan Graca wonder why the Mets have yet to call up top prospect Amed Rosario.

The Mets have the worst infield defense in baseball, as measured by Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), tweeted Mark Simon of ESPN.

The Mets' -32 DRS are far worse than the second-worst team on the list (the Padres), who have -22 DRS.

Using the Defensive Runs Saved metric, the Cubs -- with 46 DRS -- have the best infield defense in baseball.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Behind the Mets' much-discussed pitching problems this season lie major fielding issues, particularly on the left side of the infield. The outfield, against all odds, has managed to play modestly above average.

The Mets' pitching staff relies heavily on ground balls and lack a plus glove to help convert them into outs. While range is the biggest issue, they also lag behind in errors and double plays.

Shortstop has been the biggest hole for them, with Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes combining for -15 defensive runs saved, equivalent to about one and a half losses -- the worst in baseball. But third base follows close behind with a combined -11 defensive runs saved, also the worst in baseball. This has led to opponents batting .285 on ground balls hit to the left side -- 40 points above average.

The good news is that Amed Rosarioranked by Baseball Prospectus earlier this week as No. 2 in baseball, is projected to be a defensive star at shortstop. He's the whole package, with the range to cover for slower gloves at second and third base and a plus arm...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Mets offense fueled a key seventh-inning rally on Saturday, scoring four runs to overcome a 6-3 deficit in the team's 7-6 win over the Phillies.

T.J. Rivera led off the seventh with a solo home run and Wilmer Flores hit a pinch-hit RBI single later in the inning. With two runs already in, Asdrubal Cabrera hit the team's second home run of the inning -- a two-run homer -- to give the Mets a 7-6 lead.

Cabrera's home run, his eighth of the year, marked the fifth time this season that he hit a home run that either tied the game or gave the Mets the lead. He also has eight home runs in his 27 games against the Phillies since joining the Mets.

 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/1 00:03:20
Ron Darling and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Asdrubal Cabrera's two-out, two-run homer capped a four-run seventh for the Mets, who began the inning trailing, 6-3. T.J. Rivera started the offensive explosion with a solo home run and Wilmer Flores added an RBI single. Jose Reyes had an RBI double in the second and Lucas Duda gave New York a 3-2 lead with his 14th home run of the year, a solo blast in the fourth. Jay Bruce tied the game with an RBI groundout earlier in the frame.

2) Addison Reed secured four outs for his 14th save in 16 chances, working around a leadoff double in the ninth. He entered the game with a man on first and two outs in the eighth following a 57-minute rain delay.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Zack Wheeler
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Triple-A Las Vegas SS Amed Rosario and Double-A Binghamton C Tomas Nido will represent the Mets at the Futures Game during All-Star Weeeknd at Marlins Park in Miami, it was announced Thursday.

Rosario and Nido are set to play for the World Team against the U.S Team (which the Mets have no representatives on) during the game, which takes place on July 9.

Rosario, 21, is hitting .315 with a .356 OBP and .468 SLG with seven HR, 14 doubles, six triples, and 13 steals in 76 games this season for Las Vegas.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Asdrubal Cabrera has had a change of heart and no longer wants to be traded by the Mets, he recently told Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Late last week, Cabrera complained to reporters upon learning that he had been moved to second base after having playing only shortstop during his time with the Mets.

"I always want to be here," Cabrera told Puma. "This is a great team. In that moment when I said that, I wasn't saying I want to get traded. I was just saying it didn't seem like they had a plan for me. ... If they've got a plan, they should tell me."

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Jun 23, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Jun 23, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Mets tallied 20 hits, two home runs, and seven doubles in an 11-run effort on Friday in San Francisco.

New York's offense immediately came alive with three hits in the first inning, and Wilmer Flores' RBI single yielded the team's first run. In the second inning, the Mets broke out and scored six runs -- including Yoenis Cespedes' two-out, two-run home run to extend New York's lead to 5-1.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Cabrera unhappy about position 00:03:36
Gary Apple and Jim Duquette react to Asdrubal Cabrera's recent comments regarding his unhappiness in being moved to second base.

Asdrubal Cabrera has asked his agent to help get him traded from the Mets, the infielder told reporters Friday.

"I'm not happy," Cabrera said. "I told them I am not happy."

Fresh off the 10-day disabled list, Cabrera is in the lineup at second base for the Mets' series opener in San Francisco, while Jose Reyes remains at shortstop. Manager Terry Collins had indicated Thursday that the Mets were considering keeping Reyes at shortstop even after Cabrera returned.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) from the disabled list and optioned INF Gavin Cecchini to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The team is considering whether to put Cabrera at second base in order to keep Jose Reyes at shortstop, Terry Collins said Thursday, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Cabrera injured his thumb in early June and is expected to return from the disabled list this weekend, Sandy Alderson said earlier this week.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes
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Mets 1B Lucas Duda swings at a pitch during a game in 2017. Credit. Jason Getz. USA Today Images
Mets 1B Lucas Duda swings at a pitch during a game in 2017. Credit. Jason Getz. USA Today Images

The Mets have little to show for a largely atrocious season so far, but they do have one thing in great supply: pending free agents. The team will turn over half the starting lineup in the offseason, so expect trade rumors galore over the next six weeks.

GM Sandy Alderson has earned his reputation for generally getting value as a seller, so they could end up being one of the more active teams in baseball at the deadline.

So who should the Mets be looking to move? 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Maggie Wiggin
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Mets selling at the deadline 00:02:58
Jonas Schwartz, John Harper, Sal Licata and Willie Colon discuss the Mets' recent decision to become sellers at the trade deadline.

The Mets are ready to listen to trade offers for their pending free agents, such as Jay BruceAddison ReedCurtis Granderson, and Asdrubal Cabrerareports Buster Olney of ESPN.

The 31-41 Mets are 12.0 games behind the Nationals for first place in the N.L. East and 14.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot.

Bruce, Reed, and Granderson are all set to become free agents after the season.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Just how many times can we declare the Mets' season is on the brink before the calls seem hollow?

Well, here we go again.

After gaining four games on first-place Washington in a one-week span, the Mets took a step backward in Thursday's series opener against the Nationals with an 8-3 loss. The defeat dropped the Mets' record to 30-35 and left them 9½ games behind Washington in the division and 10 games back in the wild card.

Now, the Mets are slated to face Max Scherzer on Friday and Stephen Strasburg on Saturday. They will face those electric arms following the latest dispiriting flood of injury reports that includes Neil Walker estimating he will be out a month with a left hamstring tear, Noah Syndergaard being advised to wait another month before picking up a baseball because of slow healing with his lat tear, Juan Lagares suffering a fractured left thumb, and Asdrubal Cabrera landing on the DL with a left thumb sprain.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Juan Lagares, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)
(Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have placed Asdrubal Cabrera (left thumb sprain) on the 10-day DL and recalled INF T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Top SS prospect Amed Rosario was not in the conversation for a promotion, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

The 21-year-old Rosario is hitting .337 with a .379 OBP and .494 SLG with six HR, 14 doubles, four triples, 11 stolen bases, 40 runs, and 43 RBI in 62 games this season for Las Vegas

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, TJ Rivera
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Cabrera's first homer 00:01:12
Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera gets the scoring started in the second inning with his first home run of the game.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit two home runs and Jay Bruce went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run during Monday's 6-1 win against the Cubs at Citi Field.

Both of Cabrera's home runs came against Cubs pitcher John Lackey, the first of which gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the second inning, while his second extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth.

Earlier in the game, Cabrera was charged with a fielding error after he bumped into 3B Jose Reyes when trying to make a play on a popup. The ball deflected off his glove, allowing Cubs OF Jason Heyward to reach base.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Chicago Cubs, Jay Bruce
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New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets will conclude their series with the Braves on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET.

Seth Lugo will make his 2017 debut after recovering from a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. In 17 games for the Mets last season, Lugo went 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

Jaime Garcia (2-4, 3.21 ERA) will start for the Braves. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Super 2 almost assuredly is no longer an obstacle keeping top prospect Amed Rosario at Triple-A Las Vegas. And with Sandy Alderson reportedly headed to watch Rosario this week at Salt Lake City, that seems a signal we're getting closer to the time when Rosario makes his major league debut.

Rosario has reached base safely in 21 straight games and is hitting .346 with five homers and 39 RBI in 228 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League.

One evaluator said Monday that the shortstop is ready defensively, but still needs to be more patient at the plate. Still, the insider projected that Rosario will be an impact player in the majors, while cautioning not to view the 21-year-old as a savior this season...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores continued his solid hitting against right-handed pitching by going 3-for-4 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field.

Flores singled in each of his three at-bats against Brewers RHP Matt Garza, scoring on Robert Gsellman's fifth-inning sac fly that gave New York a 2-1 lead.

Since starting the season 1-for-22 against right-handed pitchers, Flores is hitting .380 with one home run and 11 RBIs against right-handers in May. It's a stark contrast from 2016, when he had a .232/.289/.353 batting line against right-handers and a .340/.383/.710 line against left-handed pitchers.

But manager Terry Collins has noticed that Flores is seeing the ball better and hitting the ball to all parts of the field. He singled to right-center field in the second inning, left field in the fifth inning and right field in the sixth inning.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Milwaukee Brewers, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Hours after GM Sandy Alderson said RHP Robert Gsellman would move back to the bullpen once the Mets activate two pitchers off the disabled list, Gsellman threw seven strong innings to lead New York to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday at Citi Field.

Gsellman (3-3) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits, and also recorded two RBIs on a sac fly and a bases-loaded walk as the Mets won for the third time in their last four games.

"That's the guy we saw last year," manager Terry Collins said. "That's the guy we know he can be. He threw the ball very well."

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jerry Blevins, Milwaukee Brewers, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
(Wilfredo Lee/AP)

 

The Mets activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) from the 10-day DL prior to Thursday's game and optioned C Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cabrera went 2-for-5 in a rehab game Wednesday night for Double-A Binghamton.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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LM on calling up Rosario 00:02:18
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis rant on why they believe Mets prospect Amed Rosario should get called up immediately.

In response to a question about if the Mets may soon promote SS prospect Amed Rosario, GM Sandy Alderson rehotorically asked, "Can he pitch," FanRag's Jon Heyman tweeted early Tuesday, May 16.

Monday, May 15...

Rosario is not being considered for a promotion because he needs more time at Triple-A, where he's batting .361 with 16 extra base hits, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told reporters in Arizona.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

The Mets have signed RH reliever Neil Ramirez to a major-league deal and placed INF Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) on the 10-day disabled list to make room on the 25-man roster.

RHP Jeurys Familia was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Ramirez.

Cabrera left Saturday's game in the seventh inning and did not play on Sunday or Monday after aggravating the injury.

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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera reacts after getting called out on strikes in the first inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera reacts after getting called out on strikes in the first inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets will determine on Tuesday if shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a thumb injury, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters before Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cabrera left Saturday's game in the seventh inning and did not play on Sunday after aggravating the injury.

While Cabrera said on Sunday he had a torn ligament, Ricco called the injury a strained joint in his thumb, according to Wayne Randazzo. An initial MRI showed no damage to the ligament.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera may go on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his thumb, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.

Cabrera told Ackert there was a tear despite an MRI showing last week no damage. He said he hopes he would be able to play through it despite leaving Saturday's game in the seventh inning and not playing on Sunday.

Manager Terry Collins said he doesn't expect Cabrera to play Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes
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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera exited Saturday's game against the Brewers in the bottom of the seventh after re-aggravating his thumb.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Cabrera will have the day off on Sunday as the Mets wrap up their series with the Brewers.

Cabrera had initially injured his thumb after jamming it in a game last Saturday against the Marlins, but returned later in the week. He was replaced at shortstop by Jose Reyes, who moved from centerfield.

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Walker, Collins on walk-off win 00:06:01
Mets second baseman Neil Walker and manager Terry Collins break down the Mets' 4-3 win after Walker's walk-off single in the ninth.

Tonight at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.78 ERA) will oppose Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 5.03 ERA) at 7:10 p.m in the second game of a three-game series between the Mets and Giants.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, San Francisco Giants
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera, who exited Saturday's game due to a jammed left thumb, felt good Monday after hitting in the batting cage, manager Terry Collins said.

The Mets had summoned INF Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas in case they decided to place Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list.

Collins said Cabrera -- who hasn't taken ground balls since the injury -- would almost certainly not play on Monday night, but added that Cabrera's thumb had improved dramatically and that he could serve as a bat off the bench even if he misses numerous games.

Collins said Cabrera would almost certainly not play on Monday night, but added that Cabrera's thumb had improved dramatically and that he could serve as a bat off the bench even if he misses numerous games...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Gavin Cecchini
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with a sprained left thumb after an MRI revealed no ligament damage, GM Sandy Alderson said on MLB Network Radio.

Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Marlins in the third inning after injuring his left thumb when he dove to make a play on a ball hit by Miami's Marcell Ozuna. X-rays on Saturday were negative for any fractures.

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Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have discussed shifting Asdrubal Cabrera to third base and returning Jose Reyes to shortstop, multiple sources told the NY Post's Mike Puma on Thursday.

However, Cabrera, who is again battling knee pain, is against the move, according to Puma, who says team officials are hesitant to force it upon him.

Last week, Terry Collins revealed that Reyes is not happy playing third base, though Reyes later denied making such a statement...

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Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double during a game at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today Sports
Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double during a game at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today Sports

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera expressed interest in signing an extension with the team during the offseason, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Mets, who preferred to wait on any potential extension, have a team option on Cabrera for the 2018 season that's worth $8.5 million. The option, which Heyman says the Mets are likely to pick up, has a $2 million buyout.

Cabrera, 31, is hitting .248 with a .327 OBP and .366 SLG with three HR, three doubles, and 12 RBI in 26 games this season.

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Reyes' three-run double 00:00:43
Jose Reyes hits a three-run double in the eighth inning to extend the Mets' lead to 12-5 against the Braves.

The Mets scored five runs in the first three innings Wednesday against Bartolo Colon on their way to a 16-5 win over the Braves in Atlanta.

Michael Conforto, who is hitting .357, contributed yet another leadoff hit for the Mets to jump-start the offense, and Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker each had RBI doubles in the first inning to put the Mets on the board.

Curtis Granderson ended a 1-for-32 skid with an RBI double during the team's three-run third inning. Granderson finished with two hits and an RBI after getting the day off Tuesday.

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Oct 1, 2016; Mets celebrate after clinching a wild-card berth. Credit: Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; Mets celebrate after clinching a wild-card berth. Credit: Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The old saying goes that you cannot win a pennant in April, but you certainly can lose it. So let's not fully dismiss the uphill battle the Mets have created by getting swept by the Nationals this past weekend, which has spotted Washington a five-game lead over them in the division.

However, let's also resist the easy temptation to declare the sky is falling because the Mets are in the midst of a 1-7 stretch that has dropped them three games under .500 entering Wednesday's game against the Braves at Citi Field...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

Yoenis Cespedes 

He has not played since exiting Thursday's game with a hamstring issue. He was on deck to pinch hit Sunday night, but did not get in to the game. Terry Collins said he's hopeful Cespedes will return to the lineup on Tuesday. If he again doesn't play, the Mets will have the option of back-dating a potential 10-day stint on the disabled list.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Lucas Duda, Sean Gilmartin, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

An injury-plagued Mets offense continued to struggle in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals, stringing together just two hits on the day.

The Mets were held hitless until Juan Lagares' single in the sixth inning, which set up Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI single to put the Mets on the board. Cabrera's hit was the second and final one of the game for the Mets, who have dropped three straight and seven of their last eight after a five-game winning streak.

The Mets have only been able to score more than four runs one time in their last eight games, during which several players have been sidelined.

The Mets played without Yoenis CespedesWilmer FloresLucas Duda, and for the most part, Travis d'Arnaud. Cespedes missed a second straight game after departing Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, while Flores and Duda were both placed on the disabled list. D'Arnaud, dealing with a sore wrist, was not in the lineup on Saturday but pinch hit in the ninth.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/16 00:03:39
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) J.T. Riddle hit his first big league homer, a walk-off blast with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Addison Reed, to spoil a valiant Mets' comeback in the top of the inning. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera temporarily saved the day, combining on a perfect relay to nail Marcel Ozuna at the plate to temporarily keep the game tied.

2) Traililng 2-0 in the ninth, singles by Travis d'Arnaud and Wilmer Flores, plus an error on Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton, put runners and second and third with two outs in the ninth. Cabrera stroked a pinch-hit single to tie the game, making him 6-for-7 with seven RBIs with runners in scoring position.

3) The Mets were held without a hit until Neil Walker singled off Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler with two outs in the eighth. Yoenis Cespedes followed with another single.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Matt Harvey
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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

The Mets open a four-game series against the Marlins in Miami on Thursday night at 7:10.

Here are five things to know...

  1. Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes are tied for the National League lead in home runs with four each.
  2. The Mets hit 10 home runs during their just-completed three-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. It was the second time in franchise history that they hit 10 or more home runs in a three-game series, with the other time coming last season in Philadelphia (12 homers from April 18-20)...
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Cespedes' second homer 00:01:16
Yoenis Cespedes goes yard for the second time against the Phillies on Tuesday night.

Yoenis Cespedes hit his second, third, and fourth home runs of the season on Tuesday night during the team's 14-4 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Cespedes, who also hit a double, went 4-for-5 on the night and had five RBI.

He is he 13th player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game, and the first player in team history to have four extra-base hits in a game.

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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is held back by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp after a high pitch during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is held back by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp after a high pitch during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

Tempers flared in the eighth inning of the Mets' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Monday when Phillies pitcher Edubray Ramos threw toward Asdrubal Cabrera's head.

Ramos threw a 96 mph fastball over Cabrera's head in a 2-2 game, and Cabrera stared Ramos down after the pitch. Home plate umpire Allan Porter warned both benches and later ejected Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.

Ramos said the pitch slipped, though others speculated it was retaliation after Cabrera flipped his bat emphatically after hitting an 11th-inning walk-off home run off Ramos in a game last September.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/3/17 00:05:02
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-0 win over the Braves on Opening Day.

For a full box score of the game, click here.  

Three things you should know about today's game...

1) The Mets sent 11 men to the plate during a six-run seventh inning against four Braves pitchers. Asdrubal Cabrera opened the scoring with an RBI single and Lucas Duda cleared the bases with a double to left-center field.

2) Noah Syndergaard needed only 86 pitches to complete six innings before developing a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. The 24-year-old allowed five hits and no walks while striking out seven. He also laced a single to right in his second at-bat.

3) Hansel Robles, Fernando Salas and Robert Gsellman pitched three scoreless innings in relief.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/3/17 00:05:02
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-0 win over the Braves on Opening Day.

Noah Syndergaard pitched six scoreless innings before leaving with a blister and Lucas Duda stroked a three-run double to help lead the Mets past the Braves, 6-0, at Citi Field on Monday in the club's 56th Opening Day.

In case you missed it…

  • New York sent 11 men to the plate during a six-run seventh against four Braves pitchers. Asdrubal Cabrera opened the scoring with an RBI single, Curtis Granderson had a sacrifice fly and Jay Bruce walked with the bases loaded to force in a run. Duda cleared the bases with a double to left-center after another walk to Neil Walker.
  • Syndergaard needed only 86 pitches to complete six innings before developing a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. The 24-year-old allowed five hits and no walks while striking out seven. He also laced a single to right in his second at-bat.

To read the full AP recap and box score, click here.

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