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FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Mets avoid arb with 7 players, including Lindor, Conforto

Jan. 15, 2021 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with seven players Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including shortstop Francisco Lindor, outfielder Michael Conforto and first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith. Lindor will earn $22.3 million and Conforto gets $12.25 million in their final...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2020 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Martinez scores the game-winning run on a two-run, walk-off triple by Kevin Kiermaier off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Shun Yamaguchi during the 10th inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  José Martínez and the New York Mets agreed Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 to a one-year contract that pays $1 million while he is in the major leagues and $225,000 while he's in the minors.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

José Martínez agrees to 1-year contract with Mets

Jan. 14, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — José Martínez and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a one-year contract that pays $1 million while he is in the major leagues and $225,000 while he's in the minors. He can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $100,000 each for 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500....

FILE - Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco walks to the dugout after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, in this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)

Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, can compete for title

Jan. 12, 2021 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got a welcome call from new Mets owner Steven Cohen. “He was so excited. He can’t wait to meet me. I can’t wait to meet him, too,” the pitcher said Tuesday. “The way he talked, the way he said everything is — he looked like a really...

In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in New York. (New York Mets via AP)

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very contagious,” the Mets' new shortstop said. “I’m living my dream. I’m living the life...

Left-hander Tarpley claimed by Mets off waivers from Marlins

Jan. 8, 2021 4:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Stephen Tarpley was claimed by the New York Mets off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday. The 27-year-old was 2-2 with one save and a 9.000 ERA in 11 innings over 12 games last year, striking out 11 and walking eight. He earned $208,704 in prorated pay from a salary of the...

FILE - Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, in this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets

Jan. 7, 2021 10:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians drafted and developed Francisco Lindor, who blossomed into an All-Star shortstop and one of baseball's best all-around players. Cleveland chased a World Series title with him. They'll now do it without Lindor. Knowing they could never meet his price, the Indians dealt the...

Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets

Jan. 7, 2021 1:09 PM EST
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets.

Mets hire former player Tony Tarasco as first base coach

Dec. 30, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have hired Tony Tarasco to be their first base coach, bringing the former outfielder back to the franchise where he ended his playing career. The Mets announced the hiring Wednesday. The 50-year-old Tarasco will take over for Tony DeFrancesco, who is moving to a new role...

Mets hire Scott from Boston as assistant general manager

Dec. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have hired Zack Scott as senior vice president and assistant general manager, reuniting the former Boston Red Sox executive with New York GM Jared Porter. The team announced the hiring Wednesday. The 43-year-old Scott spent the previous 17 seasons with Boston and was an assistant...

Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7M salary to avoid arbitration

Dec. 22, 2020 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year contract Tuesday for next season, when the injured right-hander hopes to return from Tommy John surgery. The Mets and Syndergaard avoided arbitration by settling on the same salary Syndergaard was set to make in 2020....