Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

Baseball / MLB Jan 10, 2019

Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

The New York Mets and catcher Travis d'Arnaud has agreed to a one-year, $3,515,000 deal to avoid salary arbitration, according to published reports on Wednesday. That is a raise of $40,000 for d'Arnaud, who played in just four games last season before sustaining a torn ...

Kazuo Matsui says career with Lions led by destiny

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 28, 2018

Kazuo Matsui says career with Lions led by destiny

Former major leaguer Kazuo Matsui said Thursday he feels "destined" to end his storied career with the Seibu Lions, where he started his professional baseball journey 25 years ago. In a news conference at MetLife Dome to announce his retirement, the 42-year-old player-coach said he ...

Baseball / MLB Oct 31, 2017

Veteran outfielder Norichika Aoki becomes a free agent

The New York Mets said Monday they have released outfielder Norichika Aoki after just two months, making him a free agent able to negotiate with any club. According to U.S. media reports, the Mets made space on the 40-man roster and their payroll by parting ...

Aoki to join Mets: source

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2017

Aoki to join Mets: source

Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday. Aoki began the season with the Houston Astros, but was traded on July 31 to the Toronto Blue Jays. On Tuesday, he was released by Toronto. The Mets ...