After they took their four-game series against the rival Boston Red Sox last Friday through Monday, the Yankees (95-50, 9.0 GA in AL East) hit the middle of their 10-game road trip with Tuesday's 6:40 p.m. start vs. the Detroit Tigers (42-100, 45.5 GB in AL Central, 41.0 GB for second Wild Card) at Comerica Park.
Since they dropped three straight games in an Aug. 20-22 sweep against the Athletics in Oakland, the Yankees have won their past five series. The Yankees dropped last Friday's series opener to Red Sox but then proceeded to bury their rivals as they won the past three games by a 20-6 margin and eliminated Boston mathematically from AL East contention. They did their damage in Monday's series finale, a 5-0 shutout, behind a pair of solo home runs to get on the board -- Austin Romine's fifth-inning shot down the right-field line and Gio Urshela's seven-inning bomb over the left-field Green Monster -- before DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres tacked on a run apiece in the seventh and Luke Voit added another in the ninth.
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After a blistering start during which the Mets bullpen was the best in baseball, they've hit a cold streak that's dropped them to 8th.
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The Mets are still interested in adding to the bullpen and have not ruled out bringing back RH reliever Tyler Clippard >> Read more
RH reliever Carlos Torres, who the Mets designated for assignment on Jan. 22, cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent >> Read more
The Mets signed C Raywilly Gomez to a minor league contract that includes an invite to major league Spring Training >> Read more
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Mets RH reliever Carlos Torres has cleared waivers and elected free agency, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN (Feb. 1), who notes Torres joining a team in Asia is a possibility.
Torres had recently been placed on waivers after being designated for assignment in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Antonio Bastardo.
The Mets had been in trade talks with multiple clubs about the 33-year-old Torres. However, after significant progress had not been made toward a deal, the Mets placed him on waivers.
In 241 innings for the Mets since 2013, Torres posted a 3.59 ERA while inducing a ground ball 46 percent of the time.
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The New York Mets invited infielder Danny Muno to major league camp and designated reliever Carlos Torres for assignment, the team announced.
Muno, 26, hit .148 in 17 major-league games with the Mets last season. With Triple-A Las Vegas, he hit .277 with three home runs and 24 RBIs in 83 games.
Torres, 33, had a 4.68 ERA in 59 appearances out of the bullpen last year. In 57 2/3 innings, he struck out 48 batters and gave up 32 runs (30 earned) and 61 hits, recording a 5-6 record.
By designating Torres for assignment, the Mets opened room on their roster for reliever Antonio Bastardo, who officially signed with the Mets on Friday after he agreed to a deal earlier this week.
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The Astros could have interest in free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes, who the Mets have reportedly been keeping in contact with regarding a potential short-term deal >> Read more
The Mets avoided arbitration with RHP's Matt Harvey, Addison Reed, and Carlos Torres, as well as IF Ruben Tejada and LHP Josh Edgin >> Read more
RHP Zack Wheeler is continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery and is still aiming to return to the Mets in June or July >> Read more
The Mets will avoid arbitration with Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejada, Addison Reed, Josh Edgin, Carlos Torres (Jan. 15), according to multiple reports.
Meanwhile, Neil Walker and Lucas Duda will head to arbitration (Jan. 15).
Walker is reportedly seeking $11.8 million in his first season with the Mets, and his final year before being eligible for free agency. The Mets, however, will argue for $9.4 million, according to Jon Heyman. Similarly, while Lucas Duda is requesting $7.5 million, the Mets are offering $5.9 million.
The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with relievers Addison Reed, Josh Edgin and Carlos Torres, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (Jan. 15).
Reed, 27, will make $5.3 million next season. After being acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline, he posted a 1.17 ERA in 17 appearances with the Mets down the stretch.
Torres, 33, will make $1.05 million. He was 5-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 59 appearances last season.
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Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Addison Reed, Ruben Tejada, Carlos Torres, and Neil Walker all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday (Jan. 12).
The Mets had tendered contracts to all of the above players (except for Walker, who was later acquired from the Pirates in exchange for Jon Niese) on Dec. 2.
If the Mets are unable to agree to contracts with any or all of the above players, their salary will be determined by an arbitrator in February.
In the case of Mejia, while he's projected to earn roughly $2.5 million this coming season, his salary will be prorated due to the suspension that will keep him out until late-July.
The Mets have tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players, the team announced on Wednesday.
That list consists of Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejada, Jenrry Mejia, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Addison Reed, Carlos Torres and Josh Edgin.
The Mets had until midnight tonight to decide whether to tender contracts to their players under team control.