Callaway stays; Cespedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch

Sports 05/20/19, 15:56

On a hectic day at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Mickey Callaway "for the foreseeable future" — and sidelined slugger Yoenis Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch.Cespedes has been out most of the last two ...

Cespedes says he thinks he’ll return to Mets this season

Baseball 02/15/19, 20:54

Yoenis Cespedes says he thinks he'll be able to play at some point this season.Recovering from surgery on both heels, the New York Mets slugger told reporters through a translator at spring training Friday he is finally pain-free. He has been working out and plans to begin throwing next week, ...

Mets won’t know until Cespedes timetable until after opener

Baseball 02/04/19, 15:57

The Mets don't expect to have an idea until sometime during the season when Yoenis Cespedes will return from surgery on both heels.The 33-year-old outfielder was limited to 38 games last year. Dr. Robert Anderson operated to remove bone calcification from Cespedes' right heel on Aug. 2 and from the ...

Defection ordeals may be a thing of the past for Cuban stars

Baseball 12/19/18, 19:32

The next generation of Cuban baseball stars may have a much easier time reaching the major leagues.Cubans can sign under rules similar to what players from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan face, according to an agreement among Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation announced Wednesday. ...

Mets’ deGrom says no agent yet, open to extension talks

Baseball 11/14/18, 21:43

Jacob deGrom says he has not yet chosen a new agent after Brodie Van Wagenen left his agency to become Mets general manager, and the NL Cy Young Award winner is open to discussing a contract extension with New York.Speaking on Wednesday night after being awarded his first Cy Young, ...

source: Mets, agent Van Wagenen getting closer to GM deal

Baseball 10/27/18, 17:45

In a surprising twist to their search for a general manager, the New York Mets were getting closer to completing a deal with high-profile agent Brodie Van Wagenen, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because ...

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has 2nd heel operation

Baseball 10/26/18, 18:16

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has undergone heel surgery, the second of two foot operations the team hopes will enable him to return at some point next year.The team said Friday the operation to remove bone calcification in the left heel was done in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Robert Anderson also ...

Agent Van Wagenen, Melvin, Bloom are Mets’ GM finalists

Baseball 10/22/18, 22:10

Agent Brodie Van Wagenen interviewed Monday to switch sides and become general manager of the New York Mets and is among three finalists along with former Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin and Tampa Bay senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom.The 44-year-old Van Wagenen has been co-head of CAA Baseball ...

Mets’ disappointing season a ‘roller-coaster’ of emotions

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:22

On the final day of an emotionally draining season, Mickey Callaway knew exactly how to describe what he just went through with the New York Mets."It's been a roller-coaster ride," the rookie manager said. "There definitely were highs and lows."New York said goodbye to captain David Wright, general manager Sandy ...

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