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Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) walks to the dugout at the end of the top of the 2nd inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) walks to the dugout at the end of the top of the 2nd inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets C Kevin Plawecki, RHP Gerson Bautista, and RHP Hansel Robles will join the Mets in Atlanta for potential activation.

Plawecki, who has been sidelined since April 11, has been playing in rehab games as he works his way back from a hairline fracture in his left hand.

He caught nine innings for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday and hit a two-run homer on Wednesday night. His grip strength improved earlier in the month and he started hitting shortly thereafter. 

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Sep 23, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Buddy Baumann (77) throws a pitch to a Colorado Rockies batter during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports (Orlando Ramirez)
Sep 23, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Buddy Baumann (77) throws a pitch to a Colorado Rockies batter during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports (Orlando Ramirez)

Left-handed reliever Buddy Baumann is on his way from Triple-A Las Vegas to join the Mets, who have placed Hansel Robles on the 10-day DL (retroactive to May 9) due to a right knee sprain. 

Robles left Tuesday's game early due to the knee and received an MRI in New York on Wednesday.

Baumann, 30, has a 0.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings (12 appearances) for the 51s this season.

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Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles (47) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles (47) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The MRI on RHP Hansel Robles' right knee came back negative, and he is en route to New York for an MRI, manager Mickey Callaway said before Wednesday afternoon's game in Cincinnati. 

Callaway and Mets trainers attended to Robles during Tuesday's game after it appeared he was injured.

Robles allowed two runs on three hits, walked a batter, and allowed a sacrifice bunt in 1/3 of an inning. Among the three hits he allowed was a two-run home run by Scooter Gennett.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterLast week in Mets Land was not a good one. I was at three games this past week... and the Mets lost all of them. In fact, the Mets didn't win a game their entire homestand. Six straight losses.

I know, none of you want to recap this past week I don't blame you. It was a horrible. But there was a move that does need to be brought up again, and that is Matt Harvey. Harvey refused a minor league assignment (to no one's surprise) and was DFA'd by the Mets. I already spoke about this more in depth, but it was a move that had to be made. And it was sad that it had to come to this. The irony of all of this, though? Hansel Robles was called up to replace Harvey in the bullpen. Yes, a sentence you likely never thought you'd hear (and likely never wanted to hear).

Speaking of Robles, he came back with a bang (and a point) by giving up a home run to Ian Desmond on Sunday in his first appearance back. The Mets went on to lose this game, but the biggest shockers of the game were that Noah Syndergaard walked in a run and Robles then somehow had a scoreless ninth inning despite giving up the above mentioned homer in the eighth...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles (47) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles (47) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

RHP Hansel Robles has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace RHP Matt Harvey, who has been designated for assignment.

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Feb 21, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Gerson Bautista (63) poses during photo day at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 21, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Gerson Bautista (63) poses during photo day at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets RH reliever Gerson Bautista, who was called up from Double-A Binghamton, told reporters at Citi Field on Tuesday that his promotion is a "dream come true."

Bautista said he received a phone call at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning informing him that he was called up. He admitted it came earlier than expected.

To make room for Bautista, the Mets optioned RH reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Mets on bullpen blowing lead 00:06:05
Manager Mickey Callaway and players discuss the Mets blowing a five-run lead in the eighth inning of their 8-6 loss to the Nationals.

While Jacob deGrom dominated the Washington Nationals into the eighth inning, the Mets' bullpen unraveled in Monday's 8-6 loss at Citi Field.

"It's definitely tough," deGrom told reporters after the game. "You're comfortable when those guys come in, and they're not perfect. It's going to happen. Tonight, we let one get away, but they'll be back after them tomorrow."

DeGrom struck out 12 batters in 7 1/3 innings and had only given up one run through the first seven innings, but was taken out of the game with a 6-1 lead after allowing two of the first three batters to single in the eighth.

The Mets' bullpen, which entered Monday's game with a league-best 1.51 ERA, allowed five runs, four hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings as New York fell to 12-3.

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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter | It was another good week in Mets Land. And no, it's not only because Michael Conforto is back, but let's focus on that for a bit.

We have our Scooter back! Conforto made his return to the lineup on Thursday, and he didn't disappoint. Mickey Callaway had made it known before the game that Conforto wanted to face Stephen Strasburg, and to put it simply, Conforto won that battle. In the fifth, Conforto hit a go-ahead two-run homer to left field off of Strasburg.

Yoenis Cespedes predicted this home run before the game, by the way, and took full credit for it postgame...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Jacob deGrom allowed two runs (one earned) through six innings, after which Jerry Blevins, Robert Gsellman, Hansel Robles, and Seth Lugo combined to pitch three scoreless innings and strike out six, in Thursday's win against the Nationals.

Robles pitched well Wednesday against the Phillies, which was his first appearance of the season after being promoted from Triple-A to replace the injured Anthony Swarzak. Nevertheless, I panicked when he entered Thursday to start the eighth inning, even with the Mets leading, 8-2.

Forgive me, but it's been a difficult last 18 months with Hansel, so much so that I have very little faith that he can get his career back on track. He looked terrible in spring training, necessitating being left off the Opening Day roster. However, here he is. In a medium-leverage spot Wednesday, he pitched well enough to inspire manager Mickey Callaway to see what Robles could do in a low-leverage spot while going back-to-back days. And though he did let up a double, he struck out three of the four batters he faced and kept the majority of his pitches in the strike zone. So, color me impressed and intrigued...

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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets couldn't trust reliever Hansel Robles to start the season, as they sent him down to Triple-A to work on his flaws. 

Well, after the Mets had to fill a void following the injury to Anthony Swarzak, it appears Robles figured it out. The righty came in against the Phillies Wednesday, and was electric striking out the side in one inning of work in the seventh.

Manager Mickey Callaway had nothing but praise for the righty.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have placed Anthony Swarzak (strained left oblique) on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 1 and activated Hansel Robles. Robles, who had been optioned to minor league camp during the final week of Spring Training, arrived in New York on Monday in advance of his potential activation.

Swarzak, who left Saturday's game due to the injury, had an MRI on Monday that revealed the strain.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | With the activation of Robles comes a collective sigh from Mets fans who are traumatized by watching him allow home runs -- with the right-hander often pointing in the air as if his outfielders have a chance to catch the ball that's about to sail over the wall. That Robles was called up is likely due to Tyler Bashlor, Gerson Bautista, and Jamie Callahan being the only other minor league relievers on the 40-man roster. And Robles might only be with the Mets for a week or so...

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New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have placed Anthony Swarzak (oblique) on the 10-day disabled list and activated Hansel Robles. Robles, who had been optioned to minor league camp during the final week of Spring Training, arrived in New York on Monday in advance of his potential activation.

Swarzak, who left Saturday's game due to the injury, had been scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, though results of the MRI are not yet known. 

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | With the activation of Robles comes a collective sigh from Mets fans who are traumatized by watching him allow home runs -- with the right-hander often pointing in the air as if his outfielders have a chance to catch the ball that's about to sail over the wall. That Robles was called up is likely due to Tyler Bashlor, Gerson Bautista, and Jamie Callahan being the only other minor league relievers on the 40-man roster. And Robles might only be with the Mets for a week or so...

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New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles walks off the mound after giving up a bases-loaded walk to Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado. (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles walks off the mound after giving up a bases-loaded walk to Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The Mets optioned RHP Hansel Robles and C Tomas Nido to minor league camp on Friday, leaving 32 players in big league camp.

Barring multiple of injuries to expected bullpen members, Robles being sent down confirms what has been expected during his dreadful Grapefruit League season -- that he will not be in the bullpen on Opening Day.

Robles had a 4.92 ERA (5.13 FIP) in 2017 as his walks continued to tick up (a career-high 4/6 per 9) and his strikeouts continued to trend down (a career-low 9.5 per 9).

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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:01:09
Mets pitcher Anthony Swarzak and manager Mickey Callaway discusses Saturday's win against the Nationals which ended a losing streak.

Wilmer Flores enjoyed a productive day at the plate during his first appearance in the outfield as the Mets come back to defeat the Nationals 9-7. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:01:54
Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz and manager Mickey Callaway break down Matz's Spring Training start on Friday against the Tigers.

The Mets tie the Tigers 8-5 as Steven Matz threw four scoreless innings, Hansel Robles imploded with four earned runs, and Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each had a homer. 

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Feb 26, 2017; Paul Sewald (79) delivers a pitch during a spring training game. Credit: Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Paul Sewald (79) delivers a pitch during a spring training game. Credit: Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

As Spring Training wears on, the pieces of the Mets roster are beginning to fall into place. The bullpen -- a long time thorn in the team's side -- has a strong foundation emerging, and there are several relievers looking to snag a spot for Opening Day.

The back-end of the bullpen is set, and has the potential to be strong. Jeurys Familia is solid so far this spring, and looks to be fully recovered from last season's surgery. A.J. Ramos has also come out strong, and should bring a much-needed consistency that the Mets have often lacked. The newest acquisition, Anthony Swarzak, has seen limited action due to an early calf strain, but should be seeing action this weekend. And Jerry Blevins is looking to continue his stretch as one of the top lefty relievers in the game.

This core quartet leaves either three or four spots for a bevy of competitors to vie for, depending on how many bench players the Mets intend to carry. Paul Sewald, who pitched better last year than his final line indicated, is at the front of the pack currently, having given up only one run this spring over four appearances. He doesn't throw hard, but his sidearm delivery offers a nice complement to the other fireballers on the staff.

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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:02:10
Noah Syndergaard dealt 11 pitches that were 100 mph or faster over the course of two innings, but the Mets fell to the Astros, 8-7.

Noah Syndergaard was dominant as the Mets (who featured a lineup that had just one potential starting position player) lost to the Astros, 8-7, in West Palm Beach on Monday afternoon.

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Tags: Gavin Cecchini, Hansel Robles, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Danny Abriano
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BNNY: Robles' disastrous outing 00:02:08
The Baseball Night in New York panel overreacts to Hansel Robles' disappointing outing, in which he allowed four runs in just one inning.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Mets are expected to have an eight-man bullpen for the majority of this season, and Hansel Robles should not be guaranteed a spot in the Opening Day version of it.

This isn't a reaction to the four runs Robles allowed to the Astros in one inning of work on Monday afternoon (including a first-pitch homer). Rather, it's a reaction to the 4.92 ERA (5.13 FIP) he posted in 2017 as his walks continued to tick up (a career-high 4/6 per 9) and his strikeouts continued to trend down (a career-low 9.5 per 9).

And yes, I cringed a bit when Robles began his famous "point" on the home run he allowed on Monday before stopping himself...

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Aug 1, 2016; Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 1, 2016; Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The deadline for MLB teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2018 is today, Jan. 12. In the the event player and team can not reach agreement before Saturday, an arbitration hearing will be scheduled for February. However the two sides can still negotiate before going to a hearing...


9:00 p.m.: AJ Ramos reaches a $9.225 million deal with the Mets to avoid arbitration. The 31-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2018 season. 

6:53 p.m.: Zach Wheeler filed for arbitration at $1.9 million while the Mets filed at $1.5 million, per The Post's Ken Davidoff. The Mets and Wheeler can negotiate a deal before the arbitration hearings in February. Wheeler is arbitration-eligible next season before becoming a free agent in 2020. 

 

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New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez (45) (STEVE MITCHELL/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez (45) (STEVE MITCHELL/AP)

Former Mets RHP and Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez worked with current Mets RH reliever Hansel Robles on his delivery in the Dominican Republic on Monday.

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Sep 7, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 7, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Friday, Dec. 1 is the deadline for teams to offer contracts for 2018 to their arbitration-eligible and pre-arbitration players. Any player who is not tendered a contract will become a free agent.

Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, and Hansel Robles are all eligible for arbitration.

The Mets are expected to tender contracts to all of the above players, with the only uncertainty surrounding Harvey. However, GM Sandy Alderson has said multiple times that he expects Harvey to be retained for 2018...

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Aug 27, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Aug 27, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

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1) Leading 3-2 in the sixth, Hansel Robles allowed a single and then walked three consecutive batters to force in the tying run. Chasen Bradford entered the game and pushed across the go-ahead marker with New York's fourth straight free pass.

2) Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Juan Lagares stroked an RBI double and Brandon Nimmo went deep for his first home run of the season to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth while Lagares and Nimmo had two hits apiece for New York.

3) Seth Lugo returned from the disabled list and tossed three scoreless frames before faltering in the fourth. He was lifted after 70 pitches and was charged with two runs on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

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Aug. 14, 2017: Robles throws a ball to first base for an out at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Hunger, USA Today Sports
Aug. 14, 2017: Robles throws a ball to first base for an out at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Hunger, USA Today Sports

Pitching in relief on Rafael Montero, Hansel Robles gave up a go-ahead home run during the eighth inning Monday night as the Mets lost, 4-2, to the Yankees.

Robles entered the game to pitch a scoreless, two-strikeout seventh inning. He returned the following inning, but immediately allowed a game-breaking home run to Aaron Hicks.

The majority of pitches thrown by Robles were either up or in the strike zone.

"If I can throw in, I'll throw in," Robles said, when asked if he's trying to throw more pitches inside. "I can only control so much."

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Yankees defeat Mets 4-2 in Bronx 00:01:59
SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where the Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 in the first game of their four-game Subway Series.

Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez each hit solo home runs to power the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Hicks crushed Hansel Robles' 1-1 fastball to deep right field to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Sanchez added an insurance run later in the inning with a solo home run off Erik Goeddel.

The Yankees trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Judge slugged his American League-leading 36th home run of the season, his second in the month of August, to tie the game.

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Collins and Robles on loss 00:04:38
Terry Collins and Hansel Robles reflect on the Mets' 5-4 loss in Colorado and what went wrong in the ninth inning

Hansel Robles, who is dealing with numbness in the fingers on his pitching hand, underwent an MRI on Friday, and it revealed no structural damage. The Mets are calling it "general fatigue," per MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

In the ninth inning Thursday, with the game tied, Mets reliever Hansel Robles hit one batter and walked two allowing the Rockies to defeat the Mets, 5-4.

Robles, 24, later told reporters he had been experiencing pinching and numbness in the fingers on his throwing hand, but did not tell the coaching staff about it until after the game.

"I didn't think of saying anything because I will usually speak up when it feels like it's maybe something a little bit bigger," Robles explained.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets began selling Thursday, with Lucas Duda shipped to Tampa Bay for reliever Drew Smith

Duda had been poised to be a free agent this winter, and the Mets would not have entertained re-signing him because of prospect Dominic Smith's readiness for the majors.

With contracts also expiring for Addison Reed ($7.75M), Fernando Salas ($3M), Curtis Granderson ($15M), Jay Bruce ($13M), Neil Walker ($17.2M), Jose Reyes ($535K), and Rene Rivera ($1.75M), and with the Mets holding team options for Asdrubal Cabrera and Jerry Blevins for next season, they should have plenty of financial flexibility this winter to retool.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets recalled RHP Hansel Robles from the minors and optioned RHP Chasen Bradford to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, the team announced.

Robles, 26, went 4-1 with a 6.23 ERA in 21 games in the majors and 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 18 minor-league appearances since he was optioned in late May.

In his last eight outings with the 51s, Robles had allowed three earned runs in 11 innings.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets have optioned RH reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled LH reliever Josh Smoker, it was announced Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Robles, who has a 6.23 ERA in 21 2/3 innings (21 games) this season, had gotten hit especially hard lately.

He allowed 12 runs (including four home runs) during his last three appearances, spanning just 2 2/3 innings...

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Collins talks pitching, loss 00:04:48
Mets manager Terry Collins discusses Hansel Robles' lack of consistency on the mound and Zack Wheeler's inability to induce quick outs.

Hansel Robles struggled again Monday as he allowed five runs and four hits -- including two home runs -- during the eighth inning, resulting in his first loss of the season and his team's fifth straight defeat.

"Baseball is like that," Robles said after the game, according to the Daily News. "Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Some things I can't control."

Robles had last appeared in Saturday's 11-4 loss to Milwaukee, where he gave up four runs on four hits in one inning...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/15 00:04:32
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-3 loss to the D-backs.

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

1) Tied, 1-1, in the eighth, Hansel Robles and Josh Edgin combined to allow six runs, including three home runs, to help send the Mets to their fifth straight loss. Umpires initially ruled Paul Goldschmidt's blast to center a home run, but a review put him back at second with a double. The Mets intentionally walked Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas followed with a three-run homer.

2) Zack Wheeler allowed one run, seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six-plus innings, the third straight start he has allowed one earned run.

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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws a pitch during the first 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 pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Mets starter Robert Gsellman and reliever Hansel Robles combined to allow eight runs on seven hits in the fifth inning of the team's 11-4 loss to the Brewers on Saturday night. 

Gsellman (7.07 ERA) and Robles (3.15 ERA) each walked a batter in the inning, while Robles also allowed a three-run homer to Milwaukee's Travis Shaw. Robles allowed four runs of his own in addition to the baserunners he inherited from Gsellman.

Gsellman allowed five earned runs on nine hits in four innings plus, marking the fourth consecutive time he has failed to pitch more than five innings in his start. He has only pitched beyond five innings once this season.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)

Josh EdginHansel RoblesJerry BlevinsAddison Reed, and Jeurys Familia combined to throw four innings of scoreless baseball during the team's win Monday in Atlanta.

Robert Gsellman lasted only five-plus innings, allowing five earned runs and six hits, after which the bullpen locked down the game's final 12 outs.

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Terry Collins takes the ball from Hansel Robles. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins takes the ball from Hansel Robles. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Collins said early Sunday that his relief pitchers need to throw more strikes, otherwise their early-season struggles are likely to continue.

"We're behind in counts," Collins continued. "You're asking for trouble, especially when you're behind in the game against a good team with an outstanding lineup."

In 20 1/3 innings this season, his bullpen is 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA, during which they have combined to walk 15 batters compared to 22 strike outs.

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(AP)

In a tie game to start the 12th inning, Mets reliever Rafael Montero let up a single and walked two batters (one intentional) before Matt Kemp hit a two-run double to give the Braves the lead.

The Mets got the tying run to the plate during their next at-bat, but eventually lost the game, 3-1.

In total, Montero was charged with the loss, as well as two runs, three hits and three walks in his first 1.2 innings of the season. Hansel Robles entered the game with a 1-0 lead thanks to six scoreless innings from Jacob deGrom. However, Robles allowed a run to score that tied the game, while being charged with a blown save in the seventh inning...

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Rafael Montero
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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Mets 00:03:38
The Baseball Night in New York crew talks about the strong outing by Noah Syndergaard and the big bat from Lucas Duda in the Mets' 6-0 win.

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard's next start will be pushed from Saturday to Sunday due to a blister on the tip of his middle finger, Terry Collins informed reporters after Monday's Opening Day win against the Braves at Citi Field.

"It's not very big. He had it, and it popped during the inning," Mets manager Terry Collins later told reporters. "These guys, that's a very common thing."

Syndergaard developed the blister late in the game, during which he tossed six scoreless innings, allowed five hits, hit 100 mph with his fastball, walked no one and struck out seven batters.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Noah Syndergaard
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Mets First Pitch: Granderson 00:04:30
The Mets First Pitch panel gives their confidence level in Curtis Granderson being able to play centerfield for the entire season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media prior to Monday's season-opening game against the Braves at Citi Field. Here's what we learned...


  • The Mets need to embrace the expectations. The team is filled with players who have won and know what it takes.
  • Collins hasn't thought about the fact that lots of players are in their walk-year, but adds those players should be 'doubly motivated.'
  • Noah Syndergaard has matured a great deal as a pitcher, learning to command his stuff and control his demeanor...
Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard
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Mets Talk Live: Bullpen 00:05:12
The Mets Talk Live panel discusses the team's internal options for a closer to replace Jeurys Familia while he serves his suspension.

Mets closer Jeurys Familiawho was suspended Wednesday for the first 15 games of the season due to the domestic violence incident he was involved with in October, will head to the Dominican Republic to pitch at the Mets' academy.

He will then return to Port St. Lucie to participate in extended Spring Training, reports Marc Carig of Newsday.

Barring any postponed games, Familia will be eligible to return to the Mets on April 20 against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Addison Reed will be the Mets' closer in Familia's absence, with Fernando Salas serving in a setup role. Hansel Robles is also expected to get increased responsibility in the late innings...

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia
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Mar 29, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Sean Gilmartin (36) throws a pitch during the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 29, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Sean Gilmartin (36) throws a pitch during the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

 

Six pitchers combined to allow two runs on six hits as the Mets ended their Grapefruit League schedule with a 2-2 tie against the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Champion Stadium in Kissimmee, FL.

For a full box score, click here.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Rafael Montero, Sean Gilmartin, Tim Tebow, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud
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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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Dominican Republic infielder Jose Reyes reacts after making a force out at second base in the second inning against Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. (Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports)
Dominican Republic infielder Jose Reyes reacts after making a force out at second base in the second inning against Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. (Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Mets expect infielder Jose Reyes, RHP Hansel Robles and RHP Jeurys Familia to return to camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Wednesday after playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Reyes had a .278/.316/.389 batting line in four games for the Dominican Republic team, which went 4-2 overall and was eliminated by the United States on Saturday.

Robles had a 2.45 ERA in four games, giving up one run and three hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Familia struck out seven batters and gave up two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings across four appearances. He is likely to be suspended under MLB's domestic violence policy for an incident last October, however commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to announce Familia's discipline.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes
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Rivera on Gsellman's skill set 00:02:50
Mets catcher Rene Rivera joins Steve Gelbs to discuss Robert Gsellman's maturity level since joining the big league club and his makeup.

The Mets face the Marlins on Thursday in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jose Reyes will play third base and lead off.

RHP Robert Gsellman gets the start for the Mets, with RHPs Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Hansel Robles, and Erik Goeddel, and LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Jerry Blevins also scheduled to pitch.

Follow on Gameday here...

 

Tags: Addison Reed, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman
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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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Conforto fighting for spot 00:03:17
Michael Conforto went 2-3 with a home run in the Mets' first spring game, and could make roster decisions difficult for Terry Collins.

The Mets beat the Red Sox, 3-2, on Friday afternoon in Fort Myers.


  • Mets pitchers took a combined no-hitter into the seventh inning.
  • OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a home run.
  • C Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-2.
  • RHP Seth Lugo, who is competing with Robert Gsellman and Zack Wheeler for the fifth spot in the rotation, walked two and struck out three while allowing no hits in two scoreless innings...
Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets are looking to acquire a relief pitcher to help the bullpen, Sandy Alderson said during November's GM Meetings.


Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images).


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Alderson said Nov. 9 that - even before news that Jeurys Familia could be suspended for a domestic violence charge -- the Mets planned to acquire a relief pitcher this offseason who can help lessen the workload of Familia and Addison Reed.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia
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Gsellman K's Velasquez 00:00:15
Rookie Robert Gsellman strikes out his counterpart on the mound, Vince Velasquez, swinging to end the fifth inning.

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Mets RHP Robert Gsellman looked good the first six innings Sunday. Granted, he was facing a Phillies lineup, which has been pretty weak this season. But, given the circumstance - making his first big-league start in New York, at Citi Field, in front of a antsy crowd, in a pennant race - I though he did well. He kept the ball down and away a lot, which is what he was known for in the minor leagues.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Jon Niese, Philadelphia Phillies, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo
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Post Game Extra: 8/28/16 00:03:22
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

After scoring 21 runs and winning the first two games of the series, the Mets' bats fell silent in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

Tags: Hansel Robles
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The Mets are no longer to trade for a reliever, a person familiar with the team's thinking recently said, according to a Aug. 23 report by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo

However, later that day, Jon Niese was put on the disabled list, 24 hours after Steven Matz was put on the disabled list.

The Mets recently called up Triple-A starting pitcher Robert Gsellman to use in the bullpen, but he's now expected to replace Niese in the rotation.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Jim Henderson
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Aug 11, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Kelly Johnson (55) watches Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Socrates Brito (30) steal third during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 11, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Kelly Johnson (55) watches Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Socrates Brito (30) steal third during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Diamondbacks continued to steal at will and the Mets' offense mustered just five hits in a 9-0 loss on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field...



Terry Collins went on a four-minute rant to reporters after receiving one first question, following Thursday's 9-0 loss to the D-Backs >> Listen and read more here.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Hansel Robles, Logan Verrett, Yoenis Cespedes
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