Latest New York Mets News

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Minneapolis. The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steven Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 1,  because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

Dec. 1, 2020 11:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steve Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old right-hander Trevor May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jacob Barnes throws against the Houston Astros during a baseball game in Houston. Right-hander Barnes and the New York Mets agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract, two days ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2021 deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 30-year-old was 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA for the Angels last season, then was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Barnes, Mets reach $750,000 deal ahead of tender deadline

Nov. 30, 2020 10:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jacob Barnes and the New York Mets agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract on Monday, a deal reached two days ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2021 deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 30-year-old was 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels last...

This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....

Mets sign pitcher Sam McWilliams, was in minors with Rays

Nov. 20, 2020 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed right-hander Sam McWilliams, who’s spent six years in the minor leagues with three other organizations. The Mets announced the one-year contract Friday. The 25-year-old will get $750,000 in the majors and $195,000 in the minors. The 6-foot-7 McWilliams...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó warms up prior to a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port S. Lucie, Fla. Canó was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Mets 2B Canó suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test

Nov. 18, 2020 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Strike two against Robinson Canó. The New York Mets second baseman was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his decorated career. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire...

Les Rohr, pitched once for 1969 Miracle Mets, dies at 74

Nov. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Les Rohr, a highly touted prospect who briefly pitched for the champion 1969 New York Mets, has died. He was 74. The Cremation & Funeral Gallery said Rohr died at home on Nov. 6. A cause of death wasn’t listed. Rohr was the second overall pick in Major League...

FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017 file photo, Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight

Gooden gets year probation for New Jersey drug charge

Nov. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been sentenced to a year of probation in connection with a drug arrest in New Jersey in 2019. Gooden appeared before a judge in a virtual proceeding on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty in August 2019 to one count of cocaine possession...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Stroman and San Francisco starter Kevin Gausman accepted qualifying offers Wednesday, Nov. 11, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Stroman accepts Mets' $18.9 million qualifying offer

Nov. 11, 2020 11:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman accepted the New York Mets' $18.9 million qualifying offer Wednesday to stay with the team for 2021. The 29-year-old right-hander did not play this year, missing the start of the shortened season in late July due to a torn left calf muscle, then announcing...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. Gausman and Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, Nov. 11, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Stroman, Gausman take $18.9M; Springer, LeMahieu reject

Nov. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco starter Kevin Gausman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. Four players declined qualifying offers at the 5 p.m. EST deadline:...

Pitcher Ray Daviault, member of original Mets, dies at 86

Nov. 10, 2020 8:05 PM EST

NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Quebec (AP) — Ray Daviault, a pitcher who played his only season in the major leagues as a member of the 1962 expansion New York Mets, has died. He was 86. Daviault died Friday in a pool accident at his home, son Francois said. The Quebec native lived in Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, a...