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. (Steve Mitchell)
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Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Mets pitchers and catchers officially reported to Tradition Field yesterday. The group will do light training and conduct physicals Monday before returning for their first official workout on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, Terry Collins will hold his first Spring Training Press Conference at 11:30 am ET, which will air live on SNY.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to do so until Feb. 17, since the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard
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Alderson talks Mets offseason 00:05:50
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the BNNY panel to discuss the moves he made in the offseason.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest on Tuesday night's edition of Baseball Night in New York on SNY.

Alderson addressed several topics from what he called an "unusual" offseason.

When asked how he felt the team might improve this season given he will be bringing back essentially the same roster, Alderson pointed to health playing a key role. He specifically cited the health of the starting rotation, with Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom each coming off surgeries and Steven Matz missing time last season.

Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Yoenis Cespedes
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Jacob deGrom on starting five 00:00:47
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom gives an update on his health and discusses his excitement about the starting rotation's potential this season.

Jacob deGromNoah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have never been healthy and in the starting rotation at the same time.

However, deGrom is looking forward to it finally happening this season...

"I think it could be a lot of fun,'' deGrom told the NY Post's Kevin Kernan in Port St. Lucie last week. "I'm definitely looking forward to what it could be, and I think everybody else on the staff is, too.''

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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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Mar 9, 2016; DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2016; DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has been throwing for several weeks and expects to be on track for the start of Spring Training, he recently told Newsday's Steve Marcus.

"The plan is to be off the mound a couple of times before spring, then I think just a nice and easy introduction to a slope and then be ready to go when Spring Training is here," he added.

He had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have the third-best starting rotation in baseball, an anonymous group of talent evaluators told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.

The Red Sox and Cubs rank higher than the Mets mostly because of the New York staff's inability to remain healthy and be on the field at the same time.

"They need to actually get out there and do it," one executive told Olney of the Mets. "It's one thing to have a great arm, but you have to show that you can give 180-200 innings."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RHP Jacob deGrom, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $4.05 million that includes performance bonuses, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN.

DeGrom, who made $607,000 last season, received a base salary that's the largest ever for a first-time abirtration-eligible starting pitcher who didn't qualify for the ERA title. 

He had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

DeGrom told reporters in early December that he planned to soon begin his offseason throwing program and be 100 percent healthy for spring training.

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Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)
Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)

The Mets have not yet talked with their young starting pitchers about about multiyear-contract-extensions beyond their current deals, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters during a lunch Thursday at Citi Field.

"I don't see it as a pressing issue," Alderson said, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.

In late-December, Alderson made a similar statement, saying he had no plans to talk contract extensions prior to spring training.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)
Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)

The deadline for teams and unsigned arbitration-eligible players to file salary figures is January 13, after which the final salary will be determined during an arbitration hearing.

The Mets intend to take a more strict position on their potential arbitration cases than they have in past, Newsday's Marc Carig reported Thursday.

According to Carig, if the two sides cannot agree by Friday's deadline, the Mets have no issue letting the situation play out in arbitration.

This year's remaining, unsigned arbitration-eligible players for the Mets are...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Travis d'Arnaud
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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

Tags: Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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Darling on Mets pitching 00:04:12
Ron Darling thinks the Mets pitching staff can bounce back and have a magical season in 2017.

SNY analyst Ron Darling expects "a magical year" from the Mets rotation. The former Mets pitcher told the Daily News' John Harper expects the injury-plagued staff to perform at a high level in 2017.

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Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets will not be talking contract extensions with any of their current starting pitchers before spring training, Sandy Alderson said Dec. 24, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

"We're not thinking about it now, it really hasn't been our focus," Alderson told Ackert. "It's probably not something that is going to happen before we head to spring training."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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Recapping deGrom in 2016 00:02:09
The Hot Stove panel discusses Jacob deGrom's injury-plagued 2016 season with the Mets.

Jacob deGrom was well on his way to a third consecutive ace-level season in 2016 before an injury to the ulnar nerve in his elbow derailed it. 

His condition, which occurs most commonly among those who have undergone Tommy John surgery, resulted from irritation to the scar tissue at the site of the incision, which swelled and compressed a nerve in the region. He underwent surgery on September 24, which moved the nerve to relieve the compression (the standard treatment)

DeGrom's final line for the season was strong -- a 3.04 ERA (135 ERA+) with close to a strikeout per inning and an average of just over six innings per start -- but they were all career-lows, coming after two years of quietly being one of the best pitchers in baseball. 

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

For the second time this offseason, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he and his staff are planning to change the workload and routine of their starting pitchers, he told reporters Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.

Last month, Alderson said he is open to occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Teams have asked about RHP Robert Gsellman, but Sandy Alderson has told them he's not available, sources told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Gsellman, 23, had a 2.42 ERA (2.63 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP, while striking out 42 batters in 44 2/3 innings, during seven starts and one relief appearance for the Mets in 2016.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Is deGrom ace of Mets staff? 00:03:36
Daily News Live discusses Jacob deGrom's recovery and debate who the ace of the Mets starting rotation will be.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to begin throwing soon, he told reporters Friday at Citi Field.

DeGrom also said the Mets have not yet approached him about a contract extension. He is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and is under team control through the 2020 season.

He earned $607,000 last season and is projected to make $4.5 million in 2017.

DeGrom had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

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Bartolo Colon recently signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal to pitch for the Braves next season, where he will join R.A. Dickey in 2017.

Nevertheless, even without Colon, the Mets are still set up to have a terrific starting rotation next season, able to lean on Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. However, their depth beyond them is a bit of a question mark...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Maggie Wiggin
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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Team doctors expect Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey to all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported in October.

Nevertheless, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said this week that he will consider a variety of ways to better keep their starting pitchers healthy in 2017, such as occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

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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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A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

The Hardball Times is analyzing MLB teams' scouting directors and scouts themselves. Its report lauds New York Mets scout Rudy Terrasas for landing players like Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, but faults scouts from the 1980s for not signing several key stars.

Tags: Daniel Murphy, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)
Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)

Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.According to Olney, the Mets believe Harvey will be the biggest question mark as he returns from July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). However, Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, recently said his client will be fully healthy by spring training."You kind of rely on the doctors here, and the doctor was extremely positive about the results of what he found when he did the operation, and the relief that he gave Matt," Boras told MLB.com. "This is not like a Tommy John, where you have a ligament issue. It's really about relief of nerve compression."

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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian, throwing in the Arizona Fall League, has pitched well and drawn comparisons to Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, reports Randy Miller of NJ.com. Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin, who manages Kaprielian's team, said he has been impressed with the pitcher's stuff in the short period of time he has watched him. Kaprielian threw three shutout innings in his AFL debut.

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Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets
Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets

After undergoing elbow surgery last month, New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to adhere to his normal throwing program in spring training in February, he told reporters Friday after meeting with students at P.S. 89 in Queens.

DeGrom had surgery in September to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, which had been causing him pain when throwing earlier in the season.

"Talking to the doctors, I don't know what really caused this," deGrom said. "He said it can pop up like that. Your nerve can get messed up, but there was definitely stress last year."

Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Matthew Cerrone
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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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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets rookie RHP Seth Lugo held the Marlins to just two runs, five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night, as he improved to 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

"This kid has done nothing but come here and saved us," manager Terry Collins said after the game.

Collins pulled Lugo with a three-run lead after throwing just 82 pitches.

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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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Gsellman's strike out 00:00:19
Robert Gsellman struck out eight and did not allow a run in a dominant Mets' win over Philadelphia at Citi Field.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 23-year-old Gsellman, who made his MLB debut Aug. 23, pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in his career. He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and two walks, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

"I was working on my mechanics earlier to fix some stuff and it seemed to help out today," Gsellman said after the game, when asked about lasting seven innings.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Philadelphia Phillies, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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The bullpen blew a 3-0 lead and Ender Inciarte robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a would-be, game-winning home run, as the Mets lost to the Braves, 4-3, on Wednesday night >> Read more

The Cardinals lost and Giants also lost, meaning there's still a three-way tie for two Wild Card spots..


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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair the ulnar nerve damage in his right elbow, the team announced.

DeGrom is done for the season but is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

He was scheduled to start this past Sunday, but after feeling pain following a bullpen session on Friday, it was determined that deGrom would require elbow surgery.

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The Mets couldn't come back from a 5-1 deficit as they lost to the Braves, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Citi Field >> Read more

The Cardinals won and the Giants won, resulting in a three-way tie for the two Wild Card spots..

What happens if the Mets, Cardinals, and Giants end up in a three-way tie? Read more here!

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New York Mets starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Gabriel Ynoa struck out eight batters and gave up one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings in a spot start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field.

Ynoa, who entered Sunday's game with a 15.19 ERA in six relief outings, left the game with two outs in the fifth inning having thrown 76 pitches after surrendering a two-out single to Brian Dozier.

"He made good pitches, worked the corners of the plate, got ahead of guys," manager Terry Collins said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "(We) talked before the game, we said we'd give him two times through the lineup in his first start and see how he does."

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GEICO SportsNite: Jacob deGrom 00:06:43
Jacob deGrom speaks from the Mets clubhouse after Saturday's report that he will undergo season-ending elbow surgery.

Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Sunday's start, will need surgery to correct the ulnar nerve in his elbow and is likely done for the rest of the 2016 season, Sandy Alderson said Saturday. 



Latest update (Saturday, Sept. 17) 

4:10 p.m.: DeGrom was expected to start Sunday, but Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Saturday that the pitcher needs surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his pitching elbow.

Mets rookie RHP Gabriel Ynoa will get the start in place of deGrom. 

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The Mets were off on Thursday.

The Cardinals opened a four-game series against the Wild Card-leading Giants. The Giants won the first game, meaning Mets are now one game up on the Cardinals for the second wild card.


Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Mills)
(Brad Mills)

Robert Gsellman tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings but Fernando Salas allowed a solo homer in the seventh inning as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 1-0, on Wednesday in Washington D.C. >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column for the second wild card with the Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs.


Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

T.J. Rivera hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning after Jeurys Familia -- with just one ball leaving the infield -- blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth as the Mets beat the Nationals, 4-3, in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column for the second wild card with the Cardinals, who beat the Cubs.


Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Josh Smoker, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

Rafael Montero allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 8-1, on Monday night in Washington, D.C. >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column with the Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs on Monday night, for the second National League's second Wild Card spot.


Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores
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 (Shanna Lockwood)
(Shanna Lockwood)

During what was their final trip ever to Turner Field, the Mets won two of three games from the Braves over the weekend in Atlanta, including a 10-3 win on Sunday >> Read more

The Mets remain tied in the loss column for the second Wild Card in the National League, and two losses back of the Giants for the top spot...


Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Rafael Montero, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has resumed throwing from flat ground, Adam Rubin of ESPN reported on Friday.

DeGrom had an MRI last week that determined he had no structural damage in his elbow.

Mets manager Terry Collins said this past Sunday that deGrom would miss at least one more start since he was still experiencing soreness in his forearm.

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

"I don't care who is not here, there are no excuses," Mets manager Terry Collins said during a post-game rant to reporters Aug. 11, which followed an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field.

In response to one question, he called out his team's effort, their respect for the game and their passion to play and entertain fans. He threatened that if his team didn't begin to play better, he and GM Sandy Alderson would consider replacing them with guys on the Triple-A roster. He then stood up, took no more questions, marched out of the room and gave the same speech to his team.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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 (David Kohl)
(David Kohl)

Noah Syndergaard dodged trouble during five scoreless innings and the Mets hit three more homers as they beat the Reds, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon in Cincinnati to complete a three-game sweep >> Read more

Also on Monday, the Cardinals lost to the Pirates and the Giants lost the Rockies, putting the Mets one loss back of the Cardinals for the second Wild Card and one loss back of the Giants for the top spot...


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Seth Lugo threw seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field to keep the Mets within one game of the second wild card spot.

Lugo (3-2), making his fourth start this season after being a reliever in July and early August, won his third straight start and improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA as a starter. The Mets are 11-5 since Lugo made his first start and remained one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot.

The Mets, who have been without Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, and will likely skip Jacob deGrom for multiple starts, have had to rely on younger, less-experienced pitchers down the stretch, including Robert Gsellman, an 11th-round pick in 2011 who threw six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win, and Lugo, a 34th-round pick in 2011.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Gregory Fisher)
(Gregory Fisher)

The Mets took two of three games from the Nationals over the weekend, including a 5-1 win on Sunday night when Seth Lugo allowed one run over seven innings and Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce homered.

The Cardinals lost two of three games over the weekend, so the Mets moved within one game of the second Wild Card.


Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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GEICO SportsNite: deGrom update 00:01:03
Terry Collins addresses Jacob deGrom's forearm issues and says he will miss a few starts until he is healthy.

RHP Jacob deGrom underwent an MRI on Friday and it was determined he has no structural damage in his arm but has right forearm soreness and is expected to miss his next start, the team announced. 


Latest update (5:10 p.m. Sept. 4)

Terry Collins told reporters there's a good chance Jacob deGrom will miss multiple starts and not just one, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Collins said that deGrom is taking four days of medicine to "see if it can calm done" and will be rechecked Wednesday. When asked if deGrom would miss two starts, Collins said it's "very possible."

Previous Reports

The Mets said deGrom will take medication for the soreness and will start pitching again when the pain goes down. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (50) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (50) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

The Mets expect to start RHP Rafael Montero in place of the injured Jacob deGrom on Tuesday against the Reds, Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday. 

DeGrom, who went for an MRI on Friday, was expected to miss at least his next start after tests revealed he had right forearm inflammation. 

According to Collins, Montero is scheduled to pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday, but will have his start cut short.

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Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom insists he's not hurt after losing his third straight start in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

DeGrom allowed three runs, six hits and four walks in five innings, throwing 59 of 102 pitches for strikes.

"I can't throw the ball where I want right now," deGrom said after the game. "I've got to figure that out. ... I think it's mechanical. ... If you look back at film from last year, I could throw the ball and almost stand there on my landing leg. There's no even close to doing that this year."

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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

Jacob deGrom allowed three runs in five innings and the Mets couldn't erase a 6-1 deficit as they lost to the Marlins, 6-4, on Thursday night at Citi Field >> Read more

The Cardinals were off, so the Mets fell to three losses back of the second Wild Card.


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Post Game Extra: 09/01/16 00:03:32
Despite homers from Jay Bruce and Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets failed to complete a sweep of the Marlins, losing 6-4 on Thursday night.

Jacob deGrom labored through five innings and the Mets could not complete the four-game sweep of the Marlins, dropping the finale, 6-4, on Thursday night at Citi Field.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin)

The Mets go for the series sweep of the Marlins on Thursday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Marlins Mets
Dee Gordon, 2B Jose Reyes, SS
Ichiro, RF Curtis Granderson, CF
Martin Prado, 3B Kelly Johnson, 3B
Christian Yelich, CF Jay Bruce, RF
Jeff Francoeur, LF Wilmer Flores, 2B
Xavier Scruggs, 1B Michael Conforto, LF
Jeff Mathis, C James Loney, 1B
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS Travis d'Arnaud, C
Jose Urena, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP

When and Where: 7:10 p.m. from Citi Field on SNY.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (7-7, 2.96 ERA) takes the mound after receiving three extra days rest. DeGrom will try to bounce back from his last two starts, in which he's allowed 13 earned runs on 25 hits in only 9.2 innings, the worst stretch of the young pitcher's career.


Who's Pitching for the Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (2-5, 5.83 ERA) has pitched well in his last two outings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits while striking out nine in 11.2 innings. Urena has allowed a home run in four of the six games he's started in 2016.

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Johnson's three-run double 00:01:06
Kelly Johnson smashes a bases clearing three-run double in the bottom of the eighth to put the Mets ahead 5-2 in the win over the Marlins.

Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings and Kelly Johnson hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Citi FIeld.

The Cardinals and Pirates lost, moving the Mets to just two losses back of the second Wild Card.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker
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