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Bobby Parnell Shut Down for Week with Forearm Soreness
April 25th, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Just like fellow reliever Vic Black, Bobby Parnell's rehab assignment has been temporarily halted. Parnell had his elbow examined after complaining of forearm soreness, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The exam came back clean, so right now the plan of action is to shut Parnell down for a week...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Hansel Robles
April 21st, 2015 at 11:06 AM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a forearm injury Sunday, the New York Mets knew they would need to add an arm to their bullpen. The top lefty in their system, Jack Leathersich, has pitched well to start the season. With two other lefties in the bullpen, however, the Mets...

New York Mets Will Add Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to Roster
April 19th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
With Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud staring at extended absences, the New York Mets already have chosen the first fill ins. After their win over the Miami Marlins, Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters and revealed that Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles will be added to the roster...

Vic Black Could Be Back Within a Week
April 19th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, which has already performed well in the early going, may be about to get some reinforcements. Vic Black, who has been sidelined since the middle of spring training with a shoulder issue, is currently out on rehab. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that...

Settling Bullpen Roles Key to New York Mets’ Season
April 17th, 2015 at 3:43 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen looks a lot different now than it did just two months ago when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Its top lefty reliever, Josh Edgin, is out for the season with Tommy John surgery. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, two relievers who figured to...

Report: Nothing Guaranteed for Jenrry Mejia After Steroid Suspension
April 14th, 2015 at 1:47 PM
The New York Mets had a bomb dropped on them over the weekend when Major League Baseball announced that Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games due to a positive steroid test. Mejia, who was already on the disabled list with an elbow problem, was originally supposed to be sidelined...

Jenrry Mejia Suspended 80 Games for Positive PED Test
April 11th, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen situation went from bad to worse thanks to a drug test. Prior to tonight's contest with the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball announced that Mets' closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games without pay. The suspension is due to a positive test for...

New York Mets Get Good News About Jenrry Mejia
April 7th, 2015 at 3:28 PM
It appears as if the New York Mets dodged a bullet with closer Jenrry Mejia. Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game with the Washington Nationals and complained of elbow pain, leading to an MRI today. The MRI results revealed only that Mejia had elbow inflammation, Mike Puma of the...

Jenrry Mejia Will Undergo MRI on Elbow
April 7th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
While the New York Mets picked up an Opening Day win over the Washington Nationals yesterday, this is the second straight year the Mets have left their first game with a huge question mark in the back of the bullpen. Jenrry Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game, reporting that...

New York Mets Considering Eight Man Bullpen
April 4th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets are in Texas for their final exhibition game of the spring today, and there are still a few questions left about the Opening Day roster. The biggest area that needs to be addressed is the construction of the bullpen, which was shaken up this week by...

New York Mets Continue Lefty Overhaul by Trading for Jerry Blevins
March 30th, 2015 at 4:09 PM
The New York Mets made some news earlier today when they traded for lefty Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres. Torres was expected to fill the primary lefty role in the Mets' bullpen that had come available following the loss of Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery. The Mets...

New York Mets Trade for Lefty Alex Torres from San Diego Padres
March 30th, 2015 at 1:01 PM
After apparently being unsatisfied with the candidates they had in camp, the New York Mets have made a move. The Mets acquired left handed reliever Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. According to multiple media reports, the Mets will be sending back pitching prospect...

Bobby Parnell Continues Rehab in Minor League Game
March 26th, 2015 at 9:29 AM
Bobby Parnell has often been the forgotten man in the New York Mets' bullpen. Just over a year ago, Parnell appeared to be firmly entrenched as the Mets' closer of the future. That lasted until Opening Day, when a poor outing and mysterious velocity dip led the Mets to send...

New York Mets Looking into Baltimore Orioles’ Reliever Brian Matusz
March 22nd, 2015 at 3:16 PM
It's not a secret that the New York Mets need a lefty for their bullpen. Since Josh Edgin went down for the season a few weeks ago, the Mets have auditioned the lefties they have in camp to less than impressive results. The Mets have been monitoring the trade market...

Vic Black Could Open Season on Disabled List
March 21st, 2015 at 12:18 PM
In all the hubbub surrounding Zack Wheeler's impending Tommy John surgery, a pitching injury that has slipped under the radar involves reliever Vic Black. Black hasn't pitched in several weeks and recently underwent an MRI that revealed weakness in his right shoulder. While Black believes he will be ready to...

New York Mets Exploring Trade Market for Lefty Relievers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
With Josh Edgin set for Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets are in a pinch for lefty relievers. The Mets have four other lefties in camp: Sean Gilmartin, Scott Rice, Jack Leathersich, and Dario Alvarez. None of them has looked good, and things have gotten so bad that manager...

Terry Collins Considering Going Without a Lefty in Bullpen
March 12th, 2015 at 8:40 PM
With Josh Edgin's status in doubt with an elbow injury, the left side of the New York Mets' bullpen is very shaky. Edgin has been shut down after complaining of elbow pain earlier in the week, and ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that Tommy John surgery is on the...

Josh Edgin Set for MRI on Left Arm
March 10th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
The New York Mets are perilously thin on the left side of their bullpen, and they may have a big problem on their hands now. Josh Edgin, the one lefty assured of a spot in the unit, is set to undergo an MRI on his left arm. ESPN New York's...

New York Mets Add Lefty Duane Below on Minor League Deal
February 7th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Mets made another minor league move today, adding lefty pitcher Duane Below to a minor league deal. The signing, as reported by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, does not include an invitation to spring training. Below has major league experience with the Marlins and Tigers, and spent...

New York Mets Lacking Solid Option for Second Lefty in Bullpen
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
The New York Mets may need Josh Edgin to get loose very often this season. Edgin is the sole lefty in the bullpen at the moment, and the odds indicate that may remain the case on Opening Day. The Mets let Dana Eveland walk as he signed a one year...