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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 ...

Mets give up on hurler Harvey

Baseball / MLB May 5, 2018

Mets give up on hurler Harvey

The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could have joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets' greats, refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday. The 29-year-old lost ...

Bryce Harper shatters bat, powers Nationals past Mets

Baseball / MLB Apr 17, 2018

Bryce Harper shatters bat, powers Nationals past Mets

The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. The late comeback by the Washington Nationals? Yep, that was shocking, too. Harper hit an eye-popping, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Nationals past ...

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

Baseball / MLB Mar 29, 2018

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

The New York Mets have announced that former slugger Rusty Staub has died at 73. The team said in a statement he died Thursday after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, hours before the start of the baseball season. A team ...