Banged-up Mets make flurry of pitching moves

Sports 05/06/19, 20:58

With two starters ailing, the New York Mets made a flurry of moves Monday to replenish their banged-up pitching staff.First, the team obtained right-hander Wilmer Font from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash. Hours later, the Mets placed left-hander Jason Vargas on the 10-day ...

Oakland Athletics season preview capsule

Baseball 03/18/19, 21:41

Oakland Athletics2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.Manager: Bob Melvin (ninth season).Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis hits a grand slam off Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Naoya Ishikawa in the ninth inning of their preseason exhibition baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Monday, March 18, ...

Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters

Baseball 02/15/19, 20:02

Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations.In this age of openers and closers, with relievers starting games and starters rarely finishing them, it might seem starting pitchers have been devalued by executives all over ...

Jed Lowrie, New York Mets finalize $20M, 2-year contract

Baseball 01/16/19, 15:12

Free agent infielder Jed Lowrie and the New York Mets have finalized a $20 million, two-year contract.A switch-hitter who turns 35 in April, Lowrie and is coming off his first All-Star season."We are really fortunate and thrilled that Jed bought what we were selling," new Mets general manager Brodie Van ...

source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract

Baseball 01/10/19, 18:19

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.Lowrie is a ...

Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

Baseball 12/13/18, 18:08

Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen.The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a three-team trade involving Cleveland, Seattle and ...

Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets

Sports 12/13/18, 14:49

The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia.Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he passes a physical.The 29-year-old ...

Jackson only starting pitcher on A’s wild-card roster

Baseball 10/03/18, 11:59

Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Tuesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will follow.His bullpen includes ...

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