Matt Reynolds

Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Amed Rosario wants Jose Reyes -- the Mets' only major league free agent -- to return to the team in 2018.

"There's no words to it," Rosario, through an interpreter, told NJAM about his relationship with Reyes. "He's more than a friend, he's a brother and I've learned a lot from him."

"If it's God's will, he will be next year," Rosario added about Reyes being on the Mets.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Dominic Smith, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Matt Reynolds, TJ Rivera, Danny Abriano
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Gelbs on Nimmo's approach 00:02:06
On Citi Pre Game Live, Steve Gelbs talks about Brandon Nimmo's approach at the plate that has led to a .406 OBP over his last ten games.

There's a youth movement afoot in Queens. The mass exodus of pending free agent veterans has left holes all over the field, and young players are jumping at the chance -- for some perhaps their last -- to prove their worth to a team in transition. While none have the pedigree of Amed Rosario or Dominic Smith, some former early-round draft picks are going to become familiar faces over the next 5 weeks.

Selected in the first round of the 2011 Draft as a raw center fielder with a good eye at the plate, Brandon Nimmo had the misfortune of being yet another lefty outfielder on a team overflowing with them. The departures of Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson have left the door wide open, though, and he should get a long look as a potential fourth outfielder for 2018.

While Nimmo has shown little power in his professional career, his 13.6 percent walk rate in the minors shows he has the potential to get on base at an elite rate. Early indicators suggest this approach is translating at the major league level, though the hit tool needs to continue to develop in order to justify the lack of power and vulnerability to strikeouts...

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, Matt Reynolds, Maggie Wiggin
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Jose Reyes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an oblique injury, it was announced Thursday.

Wilmer Flores, who was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sore rib, worked out before the game and will remain on the active roster, reports Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.

The Mets have recalled both Matt Reynolds -- who is in Thursday night's lineup -- and Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Since Flores is able to remain active, the Mets will have to demote an additional player.

Tags: Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Matt Reynolds
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Jun 27, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 27, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets have placed RHP Robert Gsellman (hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled INF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced prior to Wednesday's game against the Marlins in Miami.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Reynolds was en route from Triple-A Las Vegas and was expected to arrive in time for the game.

Gsellman left Tuesday night's game against the Marlins in the fourth inning after suffering a left hamstring strain while running to first base.

Gsellman was trying to reach base on a grounder and accelerated as he ran down the line, but appeared to hobble before crossing the base. He was then removed from the game.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Robert Gsellman
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets placed RHP Matt Harvey and OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list on Friday and recalled INF Matt Reynolds and OF Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Harvey, whose DL stint is retroactive to June 15, has a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder and is expected to miss at least a few weeks.

He complained of 'dead arm' after Wednesday night's start against the Cubs.

Lagares suffered a fractured IP joint in his left thumb during Thursday night's game against the Cubs...

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Matt Reynolds
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 (Scott Rovak)
(Scott Rovak)

The Mets have optioned INF Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for LHP Steven Matz on the roster.

Matz, who has been out all season due to an elbow injury, is starting Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves in Atlanta.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Steven Matz
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 (Scott Rovak)
(Scott Rovak)

The Mets have recalled Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned Sean Gilmartin to Las Vegas. Reynolds will be in uniform for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

The 26-year-old was hitting .300 with four RBIs and 10 runs scored in 13 games with the 51s, starting games in left field, center and third base. Reynolds made his Major League debut last year with New York and hit .225/.266/.416 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 47 games.

Gilmartin made one appearance for the Mets, recording two outs without allowing a run. The southpaw has a 3.69 ERA in 65 Major League appearances.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Sean Gilmartin
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 (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

LF Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) and C Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) are back in the Mets' lineup on Tuesday night.

However, Cespedes may be scratched from the lineup if the game is played in inclement weather, Terry Collins said.

Cespedes has not played since exiting last Thursday's game with the hamstring issue. He was on deck to pinch hit Sunday night when the Mets made the final out of the game against the Nationals.

Tags: Matt Reynolds
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The Mets' rookies dressed up in garb from the film "A League Of Their Own" and got coffee for the team Saturday morning.

Pictured left to right is a member of the Mets' staff, Brandon Nimmo, T.J. Rivera, Ty Kelly, Josh Smoker, Matt Reynolds, Robert Gsellman, Gavin Cecchini, and Seth Lugo.

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

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

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin, Matt Reynolds, Rafael Montero
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Post Game Extra: 09/05/16 00:02:46
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 5-0 victory against the Reds on Monday.

Bartolo Colon pitched six innings and despite a turnaround of barely 14 hours from their win on Sunday night, the Mets stayed hot with a 5-0 win over the Reds on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Matt Reynolds
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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

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

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

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

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

New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in the dugout during game against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. The Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Mets 2-1. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in the dugout during game against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. The Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Mets 2-1. (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets have activated infielder Jose Reyes off the disabled list and called up RHP Gabriel Ynoa from Triple-A Last Vegas, the team announced Saturday. 

To make room on the roster, the team has optioned RHP Logan Verrett and infielder Matt Reynolds to Las Vegas. 

Reyes will bat leadoff and play shortstop Saturday night against the Padres. He went on the disabled list on July 30 (with a July 26 backdate) with a strained left intercostal muscle. He recorded two hits in five at-bats Friday night for the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones. 

Tags: Gabriel Ynoa, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds
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Post Game Extra: Mets lose, 6-5 00:02:53
Matt Reynolds belted a three-run homer for the Mets but it wasn't enough as they lost to the Yankees, 6-5 in 10 innings Monday night.

Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly in the 10th lifted the Yankees to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Mets on Monday night at Citi Field.

Tags: Addison Reed, Matt Reynolds, Seth Lugo
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Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro hit a sac fly in the 10th inning off Seth Lugo to drive in Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dellin Betances escaped a 10th-inning jam to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read more...

  • The Yankees loaded the bases off Lugo (0-1) with nobody out on a walk, a single and a bunt for a fielder's choice. Ben Gamel laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Lugo's throw to third base was a split second late. Two batters later, Castro hit a deep sac fly to right field to break a 5-5 tie.
  • Betances struck out Curtis Granderson with runners on second and third to end the game to record his first save since Oct. 1, 2015. James Loney led off the 10th inning with a double and advanced to third on a sac bunt. Betances hit Alejandro de Aza, who advanced to second on a groundout. Betances struck out Granderson on three pitches.
  • Adam Warren (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
  • Didi Gregorius tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning off Addison Reed. The Yankees had runners on the corners with two outs, but a wild pitch allowed pinch runner Ronald Torreyes to advance to second and score on Gregorius' single.
  • Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run off CC Sabathia in the sixth inning that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 Mets lead.
  • Brett Gardner broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then scored on Ellsbury's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
  • Michael Conforto made it 3-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Sabathia allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. 
  • Logan Verrett gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
  • Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
  • Ellsbury scored on a Verrett wild pitch that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

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A new era may have begun in the Yankees organization, but the 2016 squad still needs to compete. They did just that, battling back to tie the score in the eighth inning, and taking the lead in the 10th inning with the eventual winning run.

Tags: Adam Warren, Addison Reed, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds, Michael Conforto, Ronald Torreyes, Seth Lugo, Starlin Castro, Wilmer Flores
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Coming soon in my Top 41 Rankings: Matt Reynolds, the Mets' second round pick from the 2012 draft.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Video, Toby Hyde

Who plays is often as important as the results in the low minors. That was the case with the Gnats this weekend. Savannah elected to skip RHP Michael Fulmer, who was scheduled to start on Sunday in favor of RHP Marcos Camarena. The 19-year old Fulmer, the Mets' supplemental first round pick in 2011, is fine physically. However, the team is contemplating whether to shut him down for the year. As of Sunday, the Mets and Gnats staff had not made a final decision about whether Fulmer would make another start.

Fulmer threw 68 innings in high school last year and 5.1 as a professional for a total of 73.1. He's up to 108.1 innings now, an increase of 35.1 innings over a year ago. The 19-year old has improved measurably over the course of the year, lowering his ERA from 3.35 in 11 starts and 51 innings in the first half to 2.20 over 57.1 inning and 10 starts in the second half. His strikeout rate increased from 20% in the first half to 24% as his slider improved.


Tags: Cam Maron, Matt Reynolds, Michael Fulmer, Savannah Sand Gnats, Toby Hyde
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Mets' second rounder Matt Reynolds is off to a slow start with the Savannah Sand Gnats hitting .197/.278/.282 in his first 19 games with five walks and 12 strikeouts.

His first professional surprise came on draft night. After starting at third base in 63 of his 66 games for the College World Series-bound Arkansas Razorbacks in 2012, the Mets announced that they would play him at a shortstop. In fact, the Mets see him playing multiple positions in the future.

These are his responses from an interview he and I did early this month. I added some comments in italics for background.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Toby Hyde
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Friday: Savannah Sand Gnats 6, @ Augusta GreenJackets (SF) 2??Saturday: Savannah Sand Gnats 3, @ Augusta GreenJackets 0?Sunday: Ppd by rain, lightning, and falling walls. They'll play two on Monday.

Michael Fulmer is getting betterFriday: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. He's up to 8th in the SAL in ERA (3.00) as a 19-year old and is third in the SAL in opponents' batting average (.209). His ERA by month: April-4.08, May-3.00, June - 2.22.

His last three starts: 0.93 ERA, 19.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 17 K, .134 opponents' average (9 H/27 AB). "I feel like I'm pitching now," he told me after his last home start when he struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings. He is pitching more. That includes throwing more changeups, even in hitters' counts to get easy outs. It means have having the faith to throw his slider more.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Michael Fulmer, Savannah Sand Gnats, Toby Hyde
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A+: Daytona Cubs 4, @ St. Lucie Mets 3 (12 innings)

RHP Erik Goeddel?(pictured) was a first inning walk away from perfection through five innings. He did not retire a batter in the sixth before a single and a pair of doubles chased him from the game. His final line: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.

25-year old 1B Alan Dykstra was the DH, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a strikeout. In five rehab games, he's 6-for-14 (.429) with three doubles, five walks and six strikeouts. He should be ready to return to AA soon, which might help push Eric Campbell, whose strong season I touched on yesterday, to up to AAA.

Tags: Erik Goeddel, Matt Reynolds, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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