Latest New York Mets News

Twins, fans enjoy Correa jolt as spring training nears

Jan. 28, 2023 16:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were smitten after one season of Carlos Correa's hitting, defense, intelligence, experience and leadership. The belief in those traits was strong enough to commit a franchise-record amount of guaranteed money for at least the next six years. ...

Kennedy, Frazier among 5 to sign minor deals with Rangers

Jan. 27, 2023 21:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta...

Mets sign outfielder Tommy Pham to $6 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 25, 2023 02:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets signed veteran outfielder Tommy Pham to a one-year contract for $6 million Tuesday, adding to their busy offseason. Pham can earn another $2 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. He provides depth and a dangerous bat, giving...

Rolen could become just 18th third baseman in Hall of Fame

Jan. 23, 2023 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Rolen could become just the 18th third baseman elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. “It stems from an original prejudice that third base is not important defensively,” John Thorn, Major League Baseball's official historian, said...

OF Kevin Pillar excited to join Braves on minor-league deal

Jan. 21, 2023 00:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added another potential contender for playing time in left field by signing Kevin Pillar to a minor-league contract. Pillar confirmed the deal Friday, tweeting that he was “beyond excited” to be joining the Braves. He would reportedly make...

Porter, Johnson become MLB's 2nd, 3rd Black ump crew chiefs

Jan. 19, 2023 19:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Porter and Adrian Johnson became MLB's second and third Black umpire crew chiefs as the league announced 10 retirements along with promotions from the minors. Tom Hallion and Ted Barrett are retiring, the commissioner’s office said Thursday, joined by Marty...

Catcher Tomás Nido, Mets agree to $3.7M, 2 year contract

Jan. 19, 2023 11:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Tomás Nido and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a $3.7 million, two-year contract. Nido gets $1.6 million and $2.1 million in 2024, and he can earn additional performance bonuses. The agreement supersedes a one-year deal for $1,575,000 reached Friday...

AP Exclusive: Dodgers taxed $32M, MLB payrolls record $4.5B

Jan. 18, 2023 19:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were hit with a $32 million luxury tax for the second straight season, among six teams paying a penalty as baseball payrolls rebounded after the lockout to a record $4.56 billion. The New York Mets set a luxury tax payroll record at $299.8...

Eppler says Mets' lineup deep even after losing Correa

Jan. 17, 2023 15:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having failed to land Carlos Correa, Mets general manager Billy Eppler says he is satisfied with New York's offense heading into spring training. “We have a strong and deep lineup,” Eppler said Tuesday during a news conference to introduce catcher Omar Narváez...

Frank Thomas, Pirates star and original Met, dies at 93

Jan. 16, 2023 22:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Thomas, a three-time All-Star with his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates who later became the top hitter on the expansion New York Mets, died Monday. He was 93. Both teams announced Thomas' death. The Mets said he died Monday morning in Pittsburgh. No cause was...