John Schweibacher’s little-known facts, odd stats and strange records: home opener edition.
The 37-year-old right-hander agreed Monday to a minor league contract and was invited to big league spring training.
Kyle Hendricks and two relievers held New York to four or fewer hits for the fifth straight game, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez hit long homers, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday.
The Mets were in need of emergency bullpen help after using seven relievers in Friday’s 6-5, 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Sergio Mitre is headed back to the Yankees. The right-hander was traded from Milwaukee to New York for cash on Wednesday, two days after the Brewers designated him for assignment.
Boone Logan has been anything but a left-handed specialist this season, and if anything, he might be a specialist for right-handed hitters.
The Yankees have finalized their minor league contract with right-hander Mark Prior, who is trying to make it back to the major leagues for the first time since 2006.