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New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo rounds third and heads home to score on a single by Dominic Smith during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mets' Brandon Nimmo cleared to play after cardiac test

Feb. 28, 2020 6:14 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After getting cleared to play by a cardiologist, Brandon Nimmo could joke. “I guess I have a little bit larger heart," the New York Mets outfielder said Friday. “Hey, I’ve got a lot of love to give.” Nimmo was removed from the starting lineup before...

Mets' Porcello gets started learning aggressive NL foes

Feb. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Rick Porcello made his first pitch to be part of the club’s starting rotation Saturday, but the Miami Marlins stole a bit of his thunder. Porcello pitched one inning and allowed two hits in the Mets’ spring training opener, allowing one run...

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes stretches before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. It’s been a bizarre offseason for the Mets — even by their standards. They dumped two different managers, cut Cespedes’ salary, and ownership took a swing at selling a controlling share of the franchise before the proposed deal collapsed. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Céspedes arrives at spring training as silent as his bat

Feb. 17, 2020 4:02 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes arrived at spring training and was as silent as his bat has been for most of the past two seasons. The New York Mets outfielder stepped back toward his locker as the media approached before the team's first full-squad workout on Monday and said, “Not...

New Mets manager Luis Rojas expects his team to contend

Feb. 11, 2020 6:25 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New Mets manager Luis Rojas set his standards right away. "We expect to be a contender," he said Tuesday during his first spring training news conference. "We know how all the teams are. We're going to be in a tough division and play some tough teams on our schedule. We have a...

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes (32) throws a football after reporting for spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New faces aplenty as spring training begins

Feb. 11, 2020 4:44 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade YouTube videos as baseball emerged from its winter of cheating scandals and salary dumps to bask in the Florida and Arizona sun. The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres held...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Feb. 8, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes of favorites stretching on bright green grass in Florida and Arizona. This year the players bring along dark clouds of scandal — the 2017...

Mets' Schneider shifted to big league staff from Triple-A

Feb. 7, 2020 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Schneider was shifted to major league quality control coach by the New York Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. The 43-year-old was Miami's catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. The right hander is coming off his second consecutive Cy Young Award(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

After winter of instability, rising Mets gear up for spring

Feb. 7, 2020 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a bizarre and unstable offseason for the New York Mets — even by their standards. They dumped two different managers, cut Yoenis Céspedes’ salary, and ownership took a swing at selling a controlling share of the franchise before the proposed deal...