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Mets' Carrasco has surgery to remove bone fragment in elbow

Oct. 20, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his pitching elbow and is projected to resume baseball activities this winter. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Phillies hire Kevin Long as new hitting coach

Oct. 13, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies hired Kevin Long as their hitting coach on Wednesday, reuniting him with both manager Joe Girardi and star slugger Bryce Harper. Long spent the past four seasons as the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, where he...

Luis Rojas out as Mets manager after 2 losing seasons

Oct. 04, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a while this summer, Luis Rojas was a potential Manager of the Year contender. Just a few months later, he's out of a job. Rojas was let go as New York Mets manager on Monday after two losing seasons. The team declined its option...

MLB draws 45.3M as fans return, down from 68.5M before COVID

Oct. 04, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball drew 45.3 million fans this year as fans gradually were allowed to return, down from 68.5 million over 2019 in the last season before the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles Dodgers led the major leagues in home attendance at 2.8...

After 2nd-half meltdown, Mets let go Rojas, set for overhaul

Oct. 04, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The season was going so well for the New York Mets. And then Jacob deGrom got hurt. Minus their injured ace, the Mets collapsed over the final two months and plunged to 77-85 in Steve Cohen's first year as owner. They got outmaneuvered by close rivals at...

New York Mets say Luis Rojas won't be back as manager after two losing seasons

Oct. 04, 2021 15:23 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets say Luis Rojas won't be back as manager after two losing seasons.

LEADING OFF: Manic Monday often spells trouble for managers

Oct. 03, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: ___ JOB JEOPARDY Every year, the day after the regular season can be dicey for managers whose teams didn’t do so well. Might not be any different this time as a few clubs...

Riley drives in 2, Braves beat Mets 5-0, head to playoffs

Oct. 03, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves can now focus on the playoffs. The New York Mets and manager Luis Rojas face an uncertain future. Austin Riley drove in two runs with two hits and the Braves looked postseason ready in a 5-0 win over Noah Syndergaard and the Mets in...

Pederson, Contreras HRs power Braves past Mets 6-5

Oct. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a solo homer off Carlos Carrasco in the third inning, William Contreras went deep with a two-run shot off Carrasco in the fourth and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Saturday night. Two nights after clinching their fourth...