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Storen exits outing due to blister on toe

Storen exits outing due to blister on toe

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Nationals closer Drew Storen exited Monday's 6-2 loss to the Cardinals in the sixth inning with a blister on his right big toe.
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  • Simon Allows 1 Run in 6 Innings as Tigers Lose to Braves 4-2

    Simon Allows 1 Run in 6 Innings as Tigers Lose to Braves 4-2

    nytimes.com 45 minutes ago
    Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.
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  • Mets Acquire Lefty Relievers, Torres and Blevins

    Mets Acquire Lefty Relievers, Torres and Blevins

    The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.
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  • Mets swing two trades to strengthen their bullpen

    Mets swing two trades to strengthen their bullpen

    yahoo.com 2 hours ago
    With a week between them and opening day, the New York Mets pulled off two trades Monday that should strengthen their bullpen. The club acquired Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres earlier in the day, then swung a deal to get Jerry Blevins from the Wa…
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  • Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers in Win Over Phillies

    Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers in Win Over Phillies

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday.
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  • Cuddyer Hits 6th HR, Duda Drives in 5 as Mets Beat Marlins

    Cuddyer Hits 6th HR, Duda Drives in 5 as Mets Beat Marlins

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.
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  • Red Sox acquire catcher Leon from Nationals

    Red Sox acquire catcher Leon from Nationals

    MLB.com ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    The Red Sox have acted quickly to fill their need at catcher, acquiring strong defender Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Monday.
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  • Owner Wilpon surprises Mets with rare speech

    Owner Wilpon surprises Mets with rare speech

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    In a move that was described as rare by captain David Wright, principal owner Fred Wilpon addressed the New York Mets on Monday morning.
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  • Source: Mets still open to trading RHP Gee

    Source: Mets still open to trading RHP Gee

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Bronx Son of Yankees Fans Rekindles Father’s Dream With the Met…

    Bronx Son of Yankees Fans Rekindles Father’s Dream With the Mets

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Johnny Monell Jr., a catcher who grew up a Yankees fan, has impressed the Mets this spring and has a chance to make the team, a dream his father once pursued as well.
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  • Herrera to start in center field, Revere in left on Opening Day

    Herrera to start in center field, Revere in left on Opening Day

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced that Odubel Herrera will be the team's Opening Day center field and Ben Revere will start in left field.
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  • Hamels named Phillies' Opening Day starter

    Hamels named Phillies' Opening Day starter

    MLB.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Cole Hamels will start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day, followed by Aaron Harang.
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  • Miller Solidifies Braves' Spot in 4-2 Loss to Pirates

    Miller Solidifies Braves' Spot in 4-2 Loss to Pirates

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team.
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  • Harper Hits 1 of 7 Homers as Nationals Beat Marlins 11-7

    Harper Hits 1 of 7 Homers as Nationals Beat Marlins 11-7

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and Jose Lobaton hit a three-run drive run in the eighth, one of seven home runs on a windy afternoon as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 11-7 Sunday.
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  • Utley Homers Twice for Phillies in 4-4 Tie With Tigers

    Utley Homers Twice for Phillies in 4-4 Tie With Tigers

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
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  • Alvarez to start on Opening Day for Marlins

    Alvarez to start on Opening Day for Marlins

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    The Marlins announced that Henderson Alvarez, an All-Star in 2014, will be their Opening Day starter against the Braves on April 6 at Marlins Park.
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  • Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch

    Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes had his right hand and wrist wrapped after being struck by pitch thrown by Marlins reliever Aaron Crow in the eighth inning of Saturday's 1-1 tie at Roger Dean Stadium.
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  • Roundup: Strasburg and Harvey Set for Early Showdown

    Roundup: Strasburg and Harvey Set for Early Showdown

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with the Mets’ Matt Harvey.
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  • Sources: Mets, Duda discussing long-term contract extension

    Sources: Mets, Duda discussing long-term contract extension

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    The Mets and Lucas Duda are discussing a long-term contract extension, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations, which would keep the first baseman in Flushing well into his 30s. The Mets have not publicly acknowledged the negotiations, a…
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  • Bautista Hits 2-Run Double for Blue Jays in Loss to Braves

    Bautista Hits 2-Run Double for Blue Jays in Loss to Braves

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
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  • Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Joe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.
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  • Playing Shortstop for the Mets, Wilmer Flores. Really? Yeah, Re…

    Playing Shortstop for the Mets, Wilmer Flores. Really? Yeah, Really.

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    The Mets have been unsettled at shortstop for two years. With a live bat but a defense that remains a work in progress, Wilmer Flores still has the confidence of the team’s front office.
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  • Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

    Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    The Braves named right-hander Julio Teheran their Opening Day starter on Friday, but they still have a few details about their rotation to iron out before Teheran takes the mound April 6 in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that the fif…
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  • Video - Giancarlo Stanton: Face Of The National League 03:45

    Giancarlo Stanton: Face Of The National League

    Mar 17
    Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's season was cut short after taking a pitch to the side of the face in September. Stanton steps back to the plate, unfazed -- with a new $325 million contract and a specially designed face shield.
  • Video - Gee, Wheeler React To TJ Surgery News 01:51

    Gee, Wheeler React To TJ Surgery News

    Mar 17
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  • Video - Mets Fall To Red Sox 00:28

    Mets Fall To Red Sox

    Mar 16
    Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, but the Mets lost to the Red Sox 4-3.
  • Video - Matt Harvey Day, Part 2 03:41

    Matt Harvey Day, Part 2

    Mar 11
    Adam Rubin delivers Wednesday news from Mets camp, including Matt Harvey's second Grapefruit League outing and Dillon Gee getting acclimated to a relief role.

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