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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.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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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.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker
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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
		 (Anthony Gruppuso)
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)...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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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.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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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.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard
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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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Cabrera on game ejection 00:01:08
Asdrubal Cabrera explains his argument with umpire Angel Hernandez that resulted in an ejection from Thursday's game.

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez during Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals in West Palm Beach, FL.

Cabrera was irritated after asking for a time out during his at-bat, which was not being granted by Hernandez. On the next pitch, Cabrera lined a single to center field. Running to first base, he glanced back at Hernandez, who ejected him after Cabrera arrived to first base.

"I've never seen that before," Cabrera said when asked about that kind of confrontation with an umpire during Spring Training...

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GEICO SportsNite: Mets lose 00:00:52
Robert Gsellman and manager Terry Collins speak to reporters following the Mets' 1-0 loss to Washington on Thursday.

Robert Gsellman allowed one run (unearned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 1-0, on Thursday afternoon in West Palm Beach, FL.

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

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

1) Gsellman allowed four hits while striking out two and walking two. He has a 1.56 ERA this spring.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Hansel Robles, Robert Gsellman
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets' loss 00:03:48
All the latest Mets news from Spring Training and a breakdown of their loss against the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out two in 2 1/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon. 

To see the full boxscore, click here!

Three things to know about today's game

Wheeler's fastball sat between 92 and 95 MPH and touched 97 multiple times. He also featured an impressive slider. It was his second Grapefruit League start...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Zack Wheeler
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets postgame 00:02:28
The Mets defeat the Miami Marlins, 6-4, despite Noah Syndergaard's rough start.

Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on three hits while walking one and striking out four in 3 1/3 innings as the Mets beat the Marlins, 6-4, on Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie. 

Asdrubal CabreraLucas DudaCurtis Granderson, and Neil Walker all went deep for the Mets.

To see the full boxscore, click here!

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman
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Post Game Extra: 03/09/17 00:02:28
Yoenis Cespedes and Champ Stuart each slugged two-run homers as the Mets tied the Tigers, 5-5, on Thursday afternoon.

Jacob deGrom tossed four scoreless innings, Yoenis Cespdes hit another home run, and the Mets staged a ninth-inning rally to tie the Tigers, 5-5, on Thursday at First Data Field in St. Lucie.

To see the full boxscore and read a fuller recap, click here!

The three things you should know about today's game...

1) DeGrom sailed through his four innings of work, shutting the Tigers out while allowing two hits, walking none, and striking out four. His fastball sat in the low-90s and touched 94 MPH, and his slider and changeup were used often and effectively...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes
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Post Game Extra: 3/3/17 00:02:18
Gary Apple and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 11-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

The New York Mets scored 11 runs and recorded 17 hits in an 11-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.


  • The Mets scored four runs in the third inning and five in the fifth inning to take a 9-0 lead. Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce hit RBI singles before Lucas Duda hit a two-run double to make it 4-0. In the fifth inning, Neil Walker hit a two-run home run to make it 6-0. 
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out one batter in two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut.
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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Post Game Extra: 2/27/17 00:01:39
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

The Mets lost to the Astros, 5-2, on Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • Asdrubal Cabrera led off the game for the Mets with an opposite field home run to left field.
  • David Wright served as the designated hitter and went 1-for-2.
  • Jeurys Familia allowed three hits and one run in one inning of work in what was his first game action of Spring Training.
  • Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer in the seventh inning...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores
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Maggie Wiggin, MetsBlog.com:

With the roster largely set, the Mets have begun looking at lineup construction to maximize the offense from a team that underperformed for much of last season. As usual for this team, one of the spots still pending a long-term answer is leadoff.

When Jose Reyes is starting, it's largely a given that he will bat leadoff, assuming his bounceback 2016 numbers continue to hold steady. With major question marks surrounding David Wright's health, this may very well resolve the leadoff issue for the bulk of the season. 

The vast majority of Reyes's career plate appearances have come out of the leadoff spot and despite no longer displaying the stolen base prowess that secured him that spot in his youth (nor the on base percentage that tends to define the classic leadoff hitter nowadays), his reputation and general offensive competence will certainly place him there for the foreseeable future...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, Neil Walker, Maggie Wiggin
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 22 00:02:25
SNY.tv covers the day in Mets camp that includes bullpen sessions for Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler.

The Mets continued workouts at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday...


Zack Wheeler threw a bullpen session and could get his first game action on March 8 >> Read more

Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Neil Walker will be leadoff options >> Read more ...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera, Zack Wheeler
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It was photo day today, which is when players get in full uniform to pose for head shots, pictures and promos used across baseball...

The individual photographers and media outlets set up stations that players go through one by one, where they stop, take direction and mostly do whatever is asked of them...

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

When Jose Reyes doesn't start, the main options for the Mets at leadoff will be Asdrubal CabreraCurtis Granderson, and Neil Walker, manager Terry Collins said recently.

Reyes hit .267 with a .326 OBP and .443 SLG with eight HR, 13 doubles, four triples, and nine stolen bases in 60 games for the Mets last season.

He's expected to hit leadoff when he starts, but the Mets' starting infield from left to right as of now is expected to be David Wright, Cabrera, Walker, and Lucas Duda.

Granderson has had lots of experience hitting leadoff, but Collins is wary about moving him from the middle of the lineup...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 00:02:35
MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Mets continued workouts at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday...


The dynamic between David Wright and Jose Reyes has changed, as has their role on the Mets >> Read more

Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera have been spending lots of time together at camp >> Read more...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Feb. 20, 2017: Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes talk between batting practice sessions during Spring Training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Feb. 20, 2017: Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes talk between batting practice sessions during Spring Training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The big-name players on the Mets are all spending way more time together on and off field than I recall seeing here in previous spring trainings. That said, Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes are close to inseparable.

They stretch together, they hit in the same groups, they eat together before and after practice, and they joke around in the field and at the cage. They're clearly doubling down on the friendship they began building last summer.

Hopefully, that escalation doesn't end in St. Lucie, but continues to grow and fuel the team's run production like it did during the second half in 2016...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera is upset with Team Venezuela GM Carlos Guillen, who he says decided to leave him off the World Baseball Classic roster.

Cabrera noted that Venezuela's manager Omar Vizquel told him he was on the team but was overruled by Guillen.

Among the words Cabrera used to describe Guillen were "unreliable," "untrue," and "shameless," according to James Wagner of the NY Times.

Cabrera, who played winter ball for Venezuela, said earlier this offseason that he planned to play for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, which begins next month.

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Asdrubal Cabrera follows through on an RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP)
Asdrubal Cabrera follows through on an RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP)

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera feels great, especially after playing several games games in January for Venezuela's winter ball team, he told the Daily News.

Cabrera missed time and frequently played through pain last season, dealing with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee.

Instead of having surgery this winter, he planned to rest for two weeks before beginning his regular offseason training regimen, Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert wrote in November.

"I did rest for two and half months and started working out in late December," said Cabrera, who is already in St. Lucie working out at the team's facility in Tradition Field. "My knee feels really good."

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

In order for the Mets to win 90 games in 2017, they obviously can't get hit with the injury bug like they did last season -- especially not in the starting rotation.

So, health aside, what has to happen for them to win 90?

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets second baseman T.J. Rivera (54) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Mets second baseman T.J. Rivera (54) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)

Mets 2B T.J. Rivera has committed to play for Team Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

RHP Seth Lugo has also committed to play for Puerto Rico during the WBC, Morosi reported Tuesday.

It is not known whether the Mets have given Rivera or Lugo clearance to participate.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera
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Asdrubal Cabrera follows through on an RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP)
Asdrubal Cabrera follows through on an RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP)

 

Asdrubal Cabrera received permission from the Mets last week to begin playing winter league baseball for his native Venezuela, which he began last Thursday, a source recently told Newsday.

Cabrera has so far played in four games, serving as the DH and playing second base.

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Aug 26, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) celebrates with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) after Cabrera's home run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 26, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) celebrates with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) after Cabrera's home run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera will soon play for Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League, the team told ESPN Deportes this past weekend.

According to MLB.com, in addition to playing this winter in the VZL, Cabrera will play for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, which begins on March 6 and ends with the championship on March 22.

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera will play for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

The WBC begins on March 6 and ends with the championship on March 22.

Cabrera, 31, played through a left knee injury for the majority of the second half of last season.

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Can Wright contribute? 00:06:03
Mets Hot Stove talks about how David Wright factors into the team's future plans.

The Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from David Wright in 2017, GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday night.

"I think that we're very hopeful he's gonna be able to come back and be productive," Alderson said during an interview on WOR 710. "I think we have to be realistic about how many games we can expect him to perform."

Wright, who turns 34 in December and hasn't yet resumed baseball activity, had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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(Andy Marlin)

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera will not need surgery on his left knee, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

Cabrera, who met with a team doctor last weekend, will rest for two weeks before beginning his regular offseason training regimen.

The Mets said in August that Cabrera had been dealing with a strained patellar tendon.

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Thank you, Mets, for a wild season. In spring training, settling for a wild card loss would have been a major disappointment. However, at 60-62 on Aug. 19, with 70 percent of the Opening Day lineup on the disabled list, simply getting to the wild card seemed like an unrealistic goal. Nevertheless, the Mets attained it. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I got to experience watching it.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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Terry Collins on Wild Card loss 00:07:13
New York Mets manager Terry Collins speaks to the media following the Mets' loss to the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game.

Jeurys Familia allowed a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie with one out in the top of the ninth inning as the New York Mets' hopes to return to the World Series ended with a 3-0 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in the wild card game on Wednesday at Citi Field.

In case you missed it…

  • Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit a three-run home run to right-center field to break a scoreless tie.
  • Bumgarner struck out six batters in a four-hit shutout. 
  • Addison Reed pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the top of the eighth inning by striking out Hunter Pence.
  • Bumgarner got Asdrubal Cabrera to line out softly back to the mound with Ty Kelly on second base to end the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He gave up two hits and three walks, throwing 70 of 108 pitches for strikes.
  • Denard Span broke up Syndergaard's no-hitter with a clean single with two outs in the sixth inning.
  • Curtis Granderson made a run-saving catch to end the sixth inning when he made a running, over-the-shoulder catch and crashed into the wall to rob Brandon Belt of an extra-base hit.

What's next…

The Giants face Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET.

The Mets' season is over.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Ty Kelly
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Bruce's two-run, upper-deck shot 00:00:53
Jay Bruce flexes his muscles with a two-run homer into the upper deck, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning.

Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda combined to go 4 for 9 with five RBIs to lead the New York Mets to a 12-1 rout over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Bruce went 2 for 5 with two RBIs, hitting a 2-1 home run in the second inning off Tom Koehler (9-13) that gave the Mets the lead for good.

"I like where I am right now," Bruce said. "So, I hopefully finish strong and help us to get in a good position for that home wild-card game."

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, James Loney, Lucas Duda, Miami Marlins, Yoenis Cespedes
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Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates his grand slam with third baseman Jose Reyes (7) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates his grand slam with third baseman Jose Reyes (7) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mets 3B Jose Reyes and SS Asdrubal Cabrera combined for eight RBI, again batting first and second in the order, as the Mets beat the Phillies, 17-0, at Citi Field on Sunday.

Cabrera, who hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, is batting .358 with 22 RBI in 34 games since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 19, during which the Mets are 22-12.

Reyes, who had four consecutive at bats with the bases loaded, scored twice and drove in four runs.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Sean Gilmartin, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Post Game Extra: 9/25/16 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' emphatic 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Robert Gsellman pitched a career-high seven innings and Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam as the Mets walloped the Phillies, 17-0, in the regular-season finale at Citi Field on Sunday.

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Since Aug. 19, when Asdrubal Cabrera returned from the disabled, he and Jose Reyes have scored 32 percent of the team's 147 runs.

In that time, during which the Mets are 21-11, Cabrera is batting .365 with nine home runs, 22 RBIs and 20 runs scored, while Reyes is hitting .286 with five stolen bases, five home runs and six doubles. The duo has also done a terrific job anchoring the left side of the infield, playing way better at their respective positions than I ever expected.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Matthew Cerrone
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