Eric Campbell

LM: You Think This Is a Game? 00:01:39
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein discuss the Mets players who were and were not in attendance at Travis d'Arnaud's recent wedding.

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterWelcome to the offseason, everyone. Most Mets fans were wishing for this after the injury-riddled 2017 season, and now that we're here, many of us are right back to missing baseball.

But in this time period between the season ending and Spring Training beginning, the Mets are staying busy off the field. Thanks to social media and the internet, all of us get to see what's going on and stay connected to our players (who we hope are also hitting the batting cages). This past weekend for instance was the weekend of Mets weddings. Travis d'Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo, and Mets Minor league knuckleballer Mickey Jannis all walked down the aisle over the weekend, inviting some of their Mets friends.

Click below for lots of pictures from this weekend's Mets adventures...

Tags: Amed Rosario, David Wright, Dominic Smith, Eric Campbell, Kevin Plawecki, Matt Harvey, Travis d'Arnaud, Michelle Ioannou
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Sep 20, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pinch hitter Eric Campbell (29) breaks his bat on a foul ball against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pinch hitter Eric Campbell (29) breaks his bat on a foul ball against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Pitcher Jim Henderson and utility man Eric Campbell have both cleared waivers and have been removed from the Mets' 40-man roster, reports ESPN New York's Adam Rubin

Both players will be able to elect minor league free agency after their removal from the roster. 

Tags: Eric Campbell, Jim Henderson
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Last night was a confusing experience. It was painful to experience 1,500 innings of baseball between March through last night, only to see it all go up in flames in the span of 10 minutes. I thought a few hours sleep might help my perspective, but it didn't. I'm still unsure where to begin this post-game write up. So, here's where I'm at with the following...

Tags: Eric Campbell, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Travis d'Arnaud, Ty Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets need to cut down to 25 players and set a Wild Card roster by Wednesday's night's Wild Card game against the Giants at Citi Field.

The buzz from Citi Field is that they'll probably end up starting left-handed hitting 1B Lucas Duda against Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner, as opposed to James Loney. In that case, it's possible Loney is left off the roster entirely, because they'll need Eric Campbell to be a right-handed bat off the bench. Also, Terry Collins said Sunday that Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman will be left behind, since one of the two of them will be needed to start Game 2 of the NLDS, in the event the Mets win Wednesday.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, James Loney, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo
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Campbell's clutch RBI single 00:00:43
Eric Campbell hits a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the eighth with two outs against Atlanta on Tuesday.

In the eighth inning of the New York Mets' 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins pinch hit for Jay Bruce, who was the game-tying run, with Eric Campbell.

Bruce, who was 0 for 3 in the game, is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and is 3 for his last 38. He is hitting .176 since the Mets acquired him at the trade deadline.

"I always think I'm the best choice ... but he's the manager and I respect his decision," Bruce said after the game. "I don't deserve any explanation from the manager."

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Eric Campbell, Michael Conforto
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The Mets took two of three from the Nationals at Citi Field, after which they traveled to Cincinnati where Bartolo Colon allowed one run in six innings Monday during a 5-0 win against the Reds at Great American Ballpark >> Read more

Also on Monday, the Cardinals beat the Pirates, and the Giants lost to the Rockies, moving the Mets to within two losses of both Wild Card spots in the National League...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin, Matt Reynolds, Rafael Montero
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets have called up INF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas and will have RHP Rafael Montero on the taxi squad for Monday's game against the Reds in Cincinnati.

On Tuesday, OF Brandon Nimmo, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP Erik Goeddel, and infielders Eric Campbell and T.J. Rivera will be promoted from Las Vegas.

Additionally, the Mets will select the contract of INF Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Cecchini's first appearance will be his Major League debut.

To make room on the roster on Tuesday, the Mets will transfer INF Neil Walker to the 60-day disabled list.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Eric Campbell, Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin, Matt Reynolds, Neil Walker, Rafael Montero

 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

Eric Campbell will be added to the roster as the 26th man for the second game of today's doubleheader with Pittsburgh, the team announced Tuesday morning. He is not eligible for game 1.

The 26th Man Rule was adopted as part of MLB's Collective Bargaining Agreement approved in November 2011 and went into effect at the start of the 2012 season. The rule states a club can temporarily add a 26th player to its MLB Active List on any day where two games are scheduled, as long as the second game was scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. If the second game was scheduled less than 48 hours in advance, a 26th man can still be temporarily added to a club's active roster, but only for the second game of the doubleheader. 

Campbell is struggling in 2016, batting .159 with one home run, five RBIs, and 23 strikeouts in 63 ABs.

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Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney doubles during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney doubles during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets have activated James Loney and have optioned Eric Campbell to Triple-A, the team announced Tuesday. Loney will start at first base and bat sixth against the White Sox on Tuesday night.

The Mets acquired Loney on Saturday from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations. Loney, who had a .342/.373/.424 batting line in 43 games in Triple-A this season, will likely be part of a platoon at first base and will start against right-handed pitchers.

Assistant GM John Ricco said last week the Mets would look externally for a replacement for Lucas Duda, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his back.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Lucas Duda
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Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney (21) reacts and points to he dugout as he singles during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney (21) reacts and points to he dugout as he singles during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The Mets and GM Sandy Alderson plan to look at outside options to fill the first base spot while Lucas Duda is on the disabled list, reports ESPN New York's Adam Rubin

Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a stress fracture in his back and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to Terry Collins. Eric Campbell has started in his place the last four games.

"We're not ruling out anything externally," Alderson said, according to Rubin. "We'll continue to monitor what's available. We haven't at this point decided that we're just going to go with what we have."

Tags: Eric Campbell, Lucas Duda
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In the wake of losing two out of three games to the Nationals last week at Citi Field, the Mets won two of three from the Nationals this week in Washington D.C. And they did it with a rookie starting pitcher, Eric Campbell as their everyday first baseman, rookie Matt Reynolds temporarily playing over Asdrubal Cabrera and Rene Rivera behind the plate.

Tags: David Wright, Eric Campbell, Steven Matz, Washington Nationals, Matthew Cerrone
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GEICO SportsNite: BBNY 00:05:11
The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses how the Mets should replace Lucas Duda while on the disabled list.

The New York Mets could look to trade for Lucas Duda's replacement at first base as he nurses a back injury, assistant GM John Ricco said before Monday's game against the Washington Nationals.

"We're not going to be able to replace Lucas Duda internally," Ricco said.

Duda is expected to miss around 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his back.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Kevin Plawecki, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores
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Lucas Duda, who had his stiff back examined by doctors on Sunday, could soon be replaced on the roster by Triple-A utiltyman Ty Kelly.

Updates from May 23

The Mets could look to promote Ty Kelly if Lucas Duda has to miss time, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Kelly arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday in advance of the Mets' series with the Nationals, the NY Post reported.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Lucas Duda
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

It's possible Triple-A LH reliever Sean Gilmartin could join the Mets this weekend, with Eric Campbell being sent to Las Vegas, a team official told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com

The Mets are expected to play with a 24-man roster through the weekend, with Steven Matz missing his start on Saturday.

Gilmartin, who spent last season with the Mets, has a 2.48 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings (six starts) for Las Vegas this season.

Campbell has hit .235 with a .381 OBP and .235 SLG in 17 at-bats this season.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Sean Gilmartin

 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed just one run while striking out 12 in seven innings but the Mets lost to the Marlins, 2-1 >> Read more

After Tuesday's loss, RHP Rafael Montero was activated and IF/OF Eric Campbell was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas >> Read more

RHP Zack Wheeler had a minor procedure on his forearm but is expected to resume throwing in a few days >> Read more

Tags: Eric Campbell, Logan Verrett, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
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New York Mets relief pitcher Logan Verrett throws during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Logan Verrett throws during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

In their split-squad game against Boston, the Mets lost 4-1.

In case you missed it…

  • Logan Verrett pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He struck out one.
  • Sean Gilmartin allowed two earned runs over three innings of work. He let up four hits, walked one and struck out four.
  • Erik Goeddel, in his first spring training appearance, allowed two earned runs in one inning.
  • The Mets only run came on an Matt Reynolds ground ball to the shortstop, scoring Eric Campbell.

News & Notes…

  • This was Goeddel's first game action this spring, as he has been battling a lat strain.
  • Juan Lagares went 0-3 with three strikeouts.
  • Travis Taijeron had the only extra base hit for the Mets, a double.

What's Next…

  • The Mets host the Cardinals on Friday at 1:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Mets, while Michael Wacha starts for St. Louis.
Tags: Eric Campbell, Erik Goeddel, Juan Lagares, Logan Verrett, Sean Gilmartin

Dominic Smith (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports Images)
Dominic Smith (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports Images)

Ken Giles gave up two runs in one inning in his debut with the Houston Astros, who lost 3-1 to the New York Mets on Saturday.

Giles is expected to take over the closer role after he was acquired in an offseason trade with Philadelphia. The right-hander went 6-3 with 15 saves and a 1.80 ERA in 69 games with the Phillies last year.

Houston had a 1-0 lead when Giles took the mound for the fifth inning. Eric Campbell doubled and Dilson Herrera had a run-scoring triple on Giles' first two pitches. He walked Ruben Tejada with one out before the Mets grabbed a 2-1 lead on a sacrifice fly by Michael Conforto.

New York shortstop Ruben Tejada went 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since breaking his leg on a hard slide by Chase Utley of the Dodgers in the National League Division Series last season. >> Read more

Tags: Eric Campbell, Houston Astros

 (Brad Barr)
(Brad Barr)

RHP Zack Wheeler threw off the slope of the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery >> Read more

Mike Piazza, who is in camp working as a guest instructor, weighed in on the 2016 Mets and his recent election to the Hall of Fame >> Read more

The latest Mets Video Diary focused on Piazza >> Watch here

Tags: Eric Campbell, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler
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The Las Vegas 51s started Wilmer Flores at shortstop and Eric Campbell at second on Sunday and Monday.

Flores is listed at?6'3", 203 lbs, while Campbell goes 6'3", 207 lbs. Combined, ?that's 12'6", 410 lbs of middle infielder. If only they could set picks while turning double plays, or block baserunners going first to third, the Mets might really be onto something.

In both cases, Danny Muno finished the game at second for defensive purposes.

Tags: Analysis, Eric Campbell, Wilmer Flores, Toby Hyde
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AAA: PCL All-Stars 3, @ International League 0?

In Buffalo, the Bisons' players wore their throw-back jerseys for the 25th anniversary of Coca-Cola Field.

Matt Harvey pitched innings two and three and was sharp. He struck out two batters and allowed just one baserunner on a hit by pitch. He threw 17 of his 26 pitches for strikes. He topped out at 97 mph, which is harder than he usually throws as a starter when he paces himself when he sits 93-94 usually. His best pitch of the night? A nasty changeup for his second strikeout, seen here:

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Buffalo Bisons, Eric Campbell, Matt Harvey, Toby Hyde
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We've gone through catcher, first base, second base and shortstop, so lets slide over to third base to finish up the infielders in the Mets minor league system.

At the big league level, even coming off the worst season of his professional career, the Mets are set with David Wright. ?I am willing to bet a full paycheck (of mine, not Wright's) that Wright, who from 2006-2008, was one of the very best players in baseball, will be the Mets third baseman to begin 2012. ?I believe that he will Met for Opening Day 2013, too, but after that, it's unclear whether he and the Mets will be right for each other. ?Moving Citi Field's walls in will help him, although by how much is difficult to say. ?For the Mets to be contenders in 2012, Wright would need to turn back the clock four years,?shucking?aside the concussion related problems, and yes, more recently, his broken back.

Secure in the knowledge that thirdbase is occupied, at least for the next year, and likely two, lets take a look at guys who played third base in the minors.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Joshua Satin, Season Review, Zach Lutz, Toby Hyde
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Binghamton Mets 6, @ Portland Sea Dogs- 11 innings

Eric Campbell's (3-5, 2B, RBI) rbi single broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 11th inning, and Kai Gronauer?(1-4, HR(2), 3 RBI) added some insurance with a three-run home run to lead the B-Mets to an extra inning win over Portland.

The game was the first half of the annual Future Red Sox double-header, played at Fenway Park in Boston. ?The Red Sox AAA affiliate Pawtucket, played the second half of the event versus Syracuse.

Tags: Collin McHugh, Eric Campbell, Kai Gronauer, Wally Backman
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Binghamton Mets 9, @ Trenton Thunder 3

Matt?Harvey won his second consecutive start on Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits. ?He walked none and struck out six.

Harvey's K/BB ratio now stands at 48/11 in 39 2/3 innings for Binghamton. Between St. Lucie and Binghamton, Harvey has struck out 140 and walked 35. ?That is a 4-1 ratio folks.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Matt Harvey, Reese Havens
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@ Altoona Curve 4, Binghamton Mets 3

Tobi Stoner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, but Josh Stinson could not finish the deal, allowing three runs on four hits in the eighth. ?Stoner allowed just two singles and an unearned run while walking three and striking out four.

The B-Mets took the lead in the top of the eighth by a Reese Havens (1-3, RBI, BB) single, plating Jon Malo.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Josh Stinson, Reese Havens, Tobi Stoner
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There was a flurry of Mets minor news over the last couple of days.? With official rosters trickling in, we can now form rotations and lineups based on who is going where.? Here are some of the most newsworthy notes:

  • Josh Stinson (pictured), who many thought would be headed to AAA, will get the ball on opening day for the Binghamton Mets.
  • Rounding out the rest of the B-Mets rotation behind Stinson will be Mark Cohoon, Brad Holt, Robert Carson, and Brandon Moore.
  • B-Mets manager Wally Backman says Eric Campbell will hit third and Josh Satin will play second base and bat fourth.
  • Jeurys Familia apparently will be headed back to St. Lucie (A+), instead of moving up to Binghamton.
  • With news that Satin will be the B-Mets starting second baseman, it reveals that Reese Havens, who would be slated to Binghamton, is not healthy enough to start the season.
Tags: Binghamton Mets, Brad Holt, Brandon Moore, Eric Campbell, Jeurys Familia, Josh Stinson, Joshua Satin, Mark Cohoon, Reese Havens

- Jefry Marte was placed on the Savannah DL prior to this afternoon's game with a left hamstring strain.

- James Schroeder was promoted from Brooklyn to Savannah.? Schroeder, last year's 33rd round pick out of Southern Arkansas was hitting .280/.345/.400 with six doubles in 50 AB over 20 games for the Cyclones.

- OF Javier Rodriguez (.325/.360/.523) left last night's K-Mets game early.? Word is he was hit on hand by a pitch.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Javier Rodriguez, Jefry Marte, Kingsport Mets, Rehab, Savannah Sand Gnats, Toby Hyde
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Last week, I took a mid-season review of my pre-season Top 41 Mets Prospects which you can read here (1-10, 11-19, 21-29, 30-41).

Today, I'll take a look at a few of my misses, guys who were in the system last winter, who have over-performed my expectations for them and generated some buzz this season.? We'll start with the hitters.? Pitchers should run tomorrow.

Feel free to use the comments section to tell me who I missed.? Remember, I'm not including 2010 draftees yet.

Tags: Eric Campbell, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Sean Ratliff, Top Prospects Series, Wilfredo Tovar, Toby Hyde
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2B Alonzo Harris was 0-2? behind Luis Castillo against Michigan.? Harris, who's now 20, hit .308/.379/.510 in 104 AB in the GCL in 2008.? The Mets picked the? speedster in the 39th round pick in the 2007 draft and were pleasantly surprised that he diecided to sign a contract.? He narrowly missed my Top 41 rankings, and is definitely a player to keep an eye on in 2009.

1B/3B/LF Eric Campbell, (pictured) playing 1B was 0-2. I had Camppbell ranked fifth among Mets OF prospects.

Matt Bouchard was 0-1 with a walk at 3B.? The 22-year old Bouchard, a career .246/.311/.349 had never played a position other than SS.

Tags: Alonzo Harris, Daily Recap, Eric Campbell, Pedro Zapata, Toby Hyde
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