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Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment tonight with Double-A Binghamton, the Mets said.

He left the game on Saturday, May 13 after re-aggravating his injury and was placed on the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday, retroactive to May 14. 

Cabrera said he had a torn ligament in his thumb, but Mets GM John Ricco later said the injury is actually a strained joint...

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May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes (7) hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes (7) hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Manager Terry Collins scratched infielder Jose Reyes from Sunday's lineup due to a tight left rib cage.

While Reyes tried to convince Collins he was able to play, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, Collins opted to take extra precaution due to the team's string of injuries.

"With what's happened here, we're not taking a chance," Collins said, according to the New York Daily News' Justin Tasch. "I don't think it's anything serious. Day game after a night game, big night (Saturday) night, a lot of running the bases, a lot of swings. You guys know this guy's seven percent body fat, wound pretty tight. He wanted to play, believe me, he wanted to play. Said 'I think I'll be OK.' I said, 'You haven't been paying attention to what's going on here. Every time we play somebody with a tweak, we end up losing them for three weeks. So you're not playing today."

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Collins, Wheeler and Reed on win 00:06:14
Terry Collins, Zack Wheeler and Addison Reed discuss the Mets' 7-5 win over the Angels in the second game of three at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Terry Collins managed his 1,013th game and passed Davey Johnson as the club's all-time leader. Collins' 499 wins are third in Mets history behind Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536).

2) Jose Reyes went 3-for-4, including his 2,000th career hit, and drove in two runs while Michael Conforto doubled, scored three runs and walked three times (one intentional). Neil Walker had two RBIs, Wilmer Flores had an RBI double and T.J. Rivera and Jay Bruce delivered sacrifice flies.

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May 9, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) follows through on a single against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 9, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) follows through on a single against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jose Reyes picked up his 2,000th career major league hit with a single in the first inning of the Mets' Saturday night game against the Angels at CitiField.

Reyes hit a ground ball through the left side of the infield off Angels pitcher Alex Meyer.

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

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

Monday, May 15...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jose Reyes and TJ Rivera made their outfield debuts on Saturday night in the Mets' 11-4 loss to the Brewers.

Reyes, who did not start, entered the game in the sixth inning to play centerfield. He played one inning there before moving to shortstop to replace Asdrubal Cabrera, who left the game after re-aggravating his thumb.

Before Saturday's game, Rivera had started 13 games at first base, five games at third base, and one game at second base; Reyes had played 25 games at third base and 12 games at shortstop.

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May 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) hits a three-RBI double in the eighth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
May 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) hits a three-RBI double in the eighth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Mets manager Terry Collins inserted Jose Reyes into centerfield in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Brewers on Saturday night.

Collins said earlier in the day that the Mets had revisited the idea of playing Reyes in the outfield.

After playing one inning in center, moved to shortstop in the seventh inning.

Reyes was not in the Mets' lineup for the second consecutive day on Saturday, as Asdrubal Cabrera started shortstop and T.J. Rivera, who is red hot, started at third base.

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Michael Conforto runs around the bases against the Miami Marlins.  (AP)
Michael Conforto runs around the bases against the Miami Marlins. (AP)

Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a tight hamstring, manager Terry Collins said.

Conforto said it's his left hamstring and that it's fine, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News.

Collins noted that giving Conforto Wednesday off will allow the Mets to give him two days off (the team is off on Thursday), and that he expects Conforto to be back in the lineup on Friday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Conforto, 24, is hitting .330 with a .425 OBP and 648 SLG with eight HR, four doubles, and 21 RBI in 29 games this season.

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

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

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

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

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Reyes talks adjustments 00:02:39
Steve Gelbs talks with Mets infielder Jose Reyes about his slow start at the plate and what adjustments he's made lately.

Jose Reyes was awarded the team's MVP crown following Wednesday night's game, during which he had two hits and matched a career high with five RBI.

"How's it look," Reyes said smiling to reporters, putting the crown on his head.

Reyes has reached base safely in 10 straight games, during which he's hitting .333 (12-of-36).

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:04:17
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 16-5 rout of the Braves.

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

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

1) The Mets scored a season-high 16 runs and matched their season high with 20 hits without hitting a home run. Every player who received an at-bat had a hit, with the exception of Wilmer Flores, who flied out as a pinch-hitter.

2) Jose Reyes tied his career high with five RBIs, Rene Rivera drove in three, and Michael Conforto and Jacob deGrom each plated a pair. T.J. Rivera, Rene Rivera and Conforto all had three hits. Neil WalkerCurtis Granderson, Reyes and deGrom had two hits apiece.

 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:47
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez recap the Mets' 7-5 win over the Braves

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

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

1) Michael Conforto hit his third leadoff home run of the season, giving him five homers in his last nine games. He added a two-run single and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and an intentional walk.

2) Neil Walker and T.J. Rivera also had RBI singles during the Mets' five-run fourth inning. Jose Reyes, who homered in the eighth, had an RBI groundout.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/29 00:03:45
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

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

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

1) Michael Conforto homered twice and drove in three runs, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. It was Conforto's first multi-homer game during the regular season. He went deep twice in Game 4 of the 2015 World Series.

2) A combination of poor defense in the fifth inning and a high pitch count conspired against Zack Wheeler, who allowed one earned run over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander worked into and out of trouble all afternoon and surrendered five hits and four walks while striking out four. 

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New York Mets manager Terry Collins on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

I have no idea what to write or think about the current state of Mets. Their situation has become such a mess, so fast, so aggressively, I'm left totally bewildered.

Frankly, I feel like we left St. Lucie, started on a happy walk down the street, swaying, whistling beneath the sun, birds chirping, feeling great about ourselves and the potential of a terrific season. Then without warning ... WHACK. Someone cracked us on the back of the head with a sledgehammer, and now we're bleeding, hunched over, seeing stars, dizzy and can't remember our names.

How this happened, I don't know.

But it's too early to give up. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) congratulates third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after scoring during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) congratulates third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after scoring during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

After the Mets lost their sixth straight game and their 10th in their last 11, third baseman Jose Reyes said New York has lacked energy over the past two weeks.

"No doubt, me myself, I feel like I have no energy at all," Reyes said, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis, after Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves dropped the Mets to 8-13 and to the bottom of the NL East. "We don't have energy out there. We feel that way, like we go out there with no energy. It's hard to win a ballgame like that."

New York's six-game losing streak is its longest such streak since losing seven straight in June 2015.

Heading into a stretch in which the Mets play 13 of their next 19 games on the road, including this weekend's three-game series against the division-leading Washington Nationals and a four-game series against the Braves, manager Terry Collins addressed his team following Thursday's loss.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/27 00:03:43
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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

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

1) Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field in the fourth inning after injuring the same hamstring that kept him out for three games recently.

2) Matt Harvey looked great in the first inning and looked like a mess thereafter, as his command vanished and his fastball velocity dipped as low as 90 MPH. He limited the damage until the fifth, when he was done in by a three-run homer by Kurt Suzuki that ended his day...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Josh Smoker, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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Jose Reyes (7) reacts at third base at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jose Reyes (7) reacts at third base at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets committed three errors in the first three innings of their series-opening loss Wednesday to the Braves at Citi Field.

It was the team's fifth straight loss, during which they've logged seven errors.

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Time to move on from Reyes? 00:07:24
The Loud Mouths debate whether it's time to panic about all of Jose Reyes' early mistakes and call up Amed Rosario to replace him.

Jose Reyes is a mess right now. You know it. I know it. He knows it. And, more importantly, the front office knows it, which is why they're already building contingency plans at third base, despite it being just 15 games in to the season...

According to people close to the team, the Mets are not married to playing Reyes at third base, though you wouldn't know it from listening to Terry Collins talk to reporters after the game.

The plan before the season was to have Reyes fill in at third base until David Wright returned from the disabled list. Then, once Wright was back, Reyes would shift to being a super utility guy playing most days (either at third, shortstop or second base) while continuing to bat leadoff.

However, it's not an ideal world and he's struggling in his current role...

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Moments from Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Phillies (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)
Moments from Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Phillies (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)

It's been a rough four days for the Mets, during which they've lost four times, all of which ended in the opponent's final at bat. As a result, the Mets look listless and sloppy and now are in jeopardy of falling below .500...

"We'll dig out of it, we'll get through it," manager Terry Collins told reporters, reassuring himself after the game. "You've got to go out there, you still have to get outs and you've got to make pitches and that's not what we're doing."

In addition to their bats becoming chaotic, their fielding and base running has also been messy.

In last night's game, the light again shined on Jose Reyes, who hit seventh in the order, had just one hit, struck out and left three men on base. Reyes also dropped a pop up hit above the third base line with two outs and a man on first base in the eighth inning. They mistake allowed the Phillies to have runners on the corners instead of ending the inning and the Mets still up one run.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/18 00:03:52
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Phillies.

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

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

1) With the Mets leading by a run and a man on first and two outs in the eighth, Jose Reyes dropped an easy pop-up that would have resulted in the third out of the inning. Instead, Jerry Blevins surrendered a game-tying double to Andres Blanco

2) The Phillies scored four times off Rafael Montero and Sean Gilmartin in the 10th.

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d'Arnaud's homer in the 16th 00:00:46
Travis d'Arnaud hits a solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to give the Mets the lead and, soon after, the win.

The Mets offense overcame a shaky start from Robert Gsellman to score nine runs off Marlins pitching in Thursday's extra-inning win in Miami.

Travis d'Arnaud had three hits and three RBI; Yoenis Cespedes and Wilmer Flores both homered, with Cespedes going deep twice; Jay Bruce had three hits; and Michael Conforto had a pinch-hit RBI double to tie the game in the eighth inning.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Collins jokes about Reyes' slump 00:00:50
New York Mets manager Terry Collins jokes that he has the FBI looking for the "real" Jose Reyes, amid the spark plug's recent hitting slump.

Mets 3B Jose Reyes has been dropped to seventh in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Phillies, with Curtis Granderson leading off.

Reyes, who went hitless in four at-bats Monday, has just one hit, nine strikeouts and one walk during his first 28 plate appearances this season.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Reyes is putting extra pressure on himself and that the plan is to let him relax for a few days.

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Lineup for Tuesday, April 11, courtesy of @Mets on Twitter
Lineup for Tuesday, April 11, courtesy of @Mets on Twitter

I get it. Terry Collins decided to move Jose Reyes down in the order, and replace him in the leadoff spot with Curtis Granderson. But, I don't like it...

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Granderson (3) reacts after striking out against the Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Granderson (3) reacts after striking out against the Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

There's no need to panic. Sure, if you want to nitpick, the Mets were aided by an error from Marlins catcher JT Realmuto in a three-run first inning Sunday en route to a 5-2 victory.

And, yes, the Mets rank last in the National League in batting average (.200) and on-base percentage (.271) and second-to-last in slugging percentage (.325) with one week of the season in the books. Yet it would be foolish to sound the alarm bells simply because the Mets had a quiet first week at the plate, despite posting a 3-3 record against the Braves and Marlins.

As a result, more and more Mets fans on Twitter are suddenly complaining that the team did not do enough this past winter to upgrade their offense.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes
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Aug 27, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) and New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) celebrate after scoring on home run by Cespedes in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 27, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) and New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) celebrate after scoring on home run by Cespedes in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jose Reyes said he was the first person Yoenis Cespedes called when the star outfielder was contemplating re-signing with the Mets this past off-season.

In an interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Reyes described how he tried to convince Cespedes to stay with the team.

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In a wide-ranging interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Jose Reyes talked about his personal goals, reflected upon his sudden departure from the Marlins, explained what it has been like to move to third base, stressed his desire to win a World Series with the Mets, and more.

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Mets Rally at Grand Central 00:00:20
The Mets hosted a rally at Grand Central Terminal in anticipation of Opening Day on Sunday

The Mets begin their 56th season today at Citi Field against the Braves at 1:10 pm.

The Mets are 35-20 on Opening Day, including nine consecutive wins from 1975 to 1983, during which Tom Seaver won three times.

Noah Syndergaard will be making his first Opening Day start for the Mets. Last season, while going 14-9 with 218 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA, he made the All-Star team and received votes for the Cy Young and MVP awards.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Sep 4, 2016; Reyes (7) slides into third base at Citi Field. Credit: Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2016; Reyes (7) slides into third base at Citi Field. Credit: Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets' 2006 squad had the best record in the league, won 97 games, and narrowly missed an opportunity to reach the World Series -- and Jose Reyes thinks the Mets can do better than that in 2017.

"We had a very good one in 2006, but talent-wise, I think this one is the best team that I've ever had, to be honest with you," Reyes said, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese.

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Mets Talk Live: Familia 00:06:37
The Mets Talk Live guys discuss Jeurys Familia's pending suspension, the length of which has yet to be announced.

The announcement of Jeurys Familia's suspension will come today, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

The Mets expect Familia to be suspended for fewer than 30 games stemming from a domestic violence incident last October, per a report from Kristie Ackert and Christian Red of the Daily News.

Familia met with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in New York on Monday and the Mets were expected to learn the length of Familia's probable suspension within the following 48 hours, according to the NY Post's Joel Sherman.

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Lennon and McAnaney on Reyes 00:01:11
David Lennon and Eamon McAnaney talk about the expectations for Jose Reyes heading into the 2017 season.

Mets infielder Jose Reyes is confident he can steal 30 bases this season, he told Newsday's David Lennon after returning from the World Baseball Classic.

"Terry [Collins] knows that I'm not going to be running out there crazy like I used to," Reyes explained. "I know the kind of lineup that we have. When I go, I need to make sure that I'm going to make it. My body feels good. I've got the green light, but I don't want to be giving away outs. It's not going to happen that way."

Reyes is expected to hit leadoff and start at third base in David Wright's absence. The last time he stole 30 bases was in 2014 when playing for the Blue Jays...

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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.

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 (Derik Hamilton)
(Derik Hamilton)

Jose Reyes has been sued by Christina Sanchez -- a model and TV host -- for allegedly not providing enough child support for their 7-year-old daughter.

"We can sue for child support, but the law doesn't allow us to sue Reyes for not being a good parent to his child," Sanchez's lawyer, Steven Gildin, told the Daily News. "We are suing for financial support, but it would be nice if Christina's child did not have to grow up without a daddy."

Gildin added that Reyes is not paying the required 17 percent of his income in child support.

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New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)

Mets INF Jose Reyes served as the catalyst for Team Dominican Republic on Thursday, recording three hits in a 9-2 victory over Team Canada.

Reyes led the game off with a double to right field and picked up two more singles, two runs, and a stolen base while being right in the middle of several rallies for his native country.

Reyes was the starting shortstop for Team Dominican Republic, but spent part of his pregame routine standing behind teammate Adrian Beltre, watching the five-time Gold Glove third baseman field ground balls.

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Reyes takes outfield reps 00:02:52
Mets Talk Live debates if it is worth experimenting with Jose Reyes in the outfield this season.

For the first time this spring, Jose Reyes fielded fly balls in center field Wednesday, he told reporters.

"It was good," he said, according to NJ.com. "I like it, I like to be running around."

Reyes said he will play shortstop during the World Baseball Classic. However, with David Wright missing his second day of camp Wednesday due to an impingement in his shoulder, Reyes expects to focus on playing third base when he returns to the Mets after the international tournament.

Terry Collins said Wednesday that Reyes will certainly get more time at third base, but he will still get work on the middle infield and continue to learn center field.

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GEICO SportsNite: d'Arnaud 00:01:01
Terry Collins was pleased to see Travis d'Arnaud show signs of returning to form at the plate with a home run against Miami on Tuesday.

The Mets beat the Marlins, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon in Jupiter.


  • RHP Seth Lugo got the start and allowed two hits while striking out two and walking none in three scoreless innings. He has tossed five scoreless innings so far during Spring Training.
  • LHP Josh Smoker struck out one while earning the save in a scoreless ninth inning...
Tags: Jose Reyes, Josh Smoker, Michael Conforto, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud
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Live from Duffy's: Jose Reyes 00:04:23
Jose Reyes talks with Steve Gelbs on Mets Hot Stove about his relationships with David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera and Amed Rosario.

Jose Reyes, spending his first Spring Training back with the Mets since signing a minor league deal last summer, discussed his evolving relationship with David Wright during an appearance on Hot Stove on Thursday night.

"I've known him since 2001," Reyes said. "We're like brothers. We get along very good. ...We just enjoy the game and enjoy the fact that we're here and enjoy playing together one more time."

Reyes described coming back to Port St. Lucie like going home to the Dominican Republic. "This is home for me," he said.

On shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, Reyes said -- as someone who's been in the same position -- he's given Rosario advice on how to handle the expectations...

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Maggie Wiggin, MetsBlog.com:

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

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, Neil Walker, Maggie Wiggin
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Feb., 2017: David Wright and Jose Reyes taking infield at Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Feb., 2017: David Wright and Jose Reyes taking infield at Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The dynamic I see between David Wright and Jose Reyes is not what I remember from the old days. It has changed, just as I am sure they have changed as men.

In the early days of their relationship, they were the two young guys called up to Shea Stadium at roughly the same time. The team was built around them. They were always paired together in photo shoots, on magazine covers and on the same side of the field...

Tags: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Matthew Cerrone
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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • 3B David Wright will likely serve as a designated hitter initially during Grapefruit League games.
  • If RHP Jeurys Familia is suspended for his domestic violence incident, Collins is not worried about him keeping himself in shape during the time away from the team.
  • OF Jay Bruce will not take fly balls in center field during Spring Training.
  • The Mets have seen the potential of C Travis d'Arnaud, who is "extremely dangerous" when he's swigning well. "Everybody is allowed to have a bad year," Collins said about d'Arnaud's performance in 2016...
Tags: David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Rafael Montero, Travis d'Arnaud
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Feb. 20, 2017: Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes talk between batting practice sessions during Spring Training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Feb. 20, 2017: Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes talk between batting practice sessions during Spring Training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

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

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Photo: Chris McShane
Photo: Chris McShane

Mets prospect Amed Rosario is thankful to have Jose Reyes guiding him as a mentor, the shortstop told reporters through an interpretar on Monday.

"Well I'm so thankful to God first, and then I'm so thankful that I have people like Jose," Rosario said from Tradition Field. "Jose doesn't just give me advice on the field. He really tells me how to carry myself as a person off the field. To always make the right choices, do the right thing. So that's a really great thing to have."

Rosario and Reyes spent time together in Binghamton last year as Reyes was making his way towards the majors. While Reyes appeared in only nine games for the Mets' Double-A affiliate, Rosario played in 54, hitting an impressive .341 with two home runs, 31 RBIs, and 14 doubles.

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Finally on Sunday, during the team's first official full-team workout of Spring Training, David Wright and Jose Reyes were in the same place at the same time. Of course, it took a while before they stood close enough to one another to exchange words and be photographed together...

Actually, at one point, Reyes literally jobbed to a different field as Wright emerged.

"Uh oh, David's here, I need to go," he said laughing...

Reyes returned, photographers and reporters gathered, but they continued to stand apart...

Tags: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Matthew Cerrone
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 17 00:02:24
SNY's Steve Gelbs and John Harper of the NY Daily News cover Mets camp, including close looks at Travis d'Arnaud and Jose Reyes.

David Wright is tentatively scheduled to play catch on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June, manager Terry Collins said >> Read more!

Jeurys Familia left camp on Friday to deal with a personal matter and is expected back Saturday.

Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario and 1B prospect Dominic Smith took batting practice together >> See pictures and read more here!

MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone followed Jose Reyes, who looks like he never left the Mets for Miami >> See pictures and read more here!

Tags: Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud
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Mets infielder Jose Reyes looks off field during batting practice in Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Mets infielder Jose Reyes looks off field during batting practice in Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

It feels like Jose Reyes never left. He looks at home here in St. Lucie.

And, despite a successful team having been built after he left for Miami, he carries himself and interacts with his current teammates as if he had been here the entire time.

In the old days, I marveled at watching Reyes field ground balls and throw to first base. It's such a routine, simple act, but he was so much more smooth -- yet also explosive -- in his movements it made the players around him look they were playing a different game...

Tags: Jose Reyes, Matthew Cerrone
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Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

 

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Here's what we learned...

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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 (Derik Hamilton)
(Derik Hamilton)

Mets INF Jose Reyes has been told he'll take some fly balls in center field during Spring Training in addition to getting work at third base, shortstop, and second base.

"I don't see any problem," Reyes said about transitioning to the outfield at this stage of his career. "I feel like I'm a good athlete," he concluded.

Reyes added that he's excited to potentially play next to David Wright this season.

"I can't wait for that to happen," he said. "He's my big brother, we've got a lot of love for eachother."

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes
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