Under baseball’s labor contract, pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game may opt not to participate.
Wright found himself on the receiving end of backlash from fans, players and broadcasters in Pittsburgh this week for leaving Alvarez off his derby team.
Mets third baseman David Wright was announced as the NL captain for the upcoming Home Run Derby, and now he is receiving some major backlash for his teammate selections.
Vaughan was selected for nine All-Star squads and finished third in the National League MVP voting in both 1935 and 1938.
On a conference call Friday, Clarkin said he was sorry. He said the remarks were taken out of context and meant to tease his mother, a Yankees fan.
Collins has heard Mets fans’ reaction to this past weekend’s Jordany Valdespin drama — and he doesn’t care: “They don’t play this game. They have no idea what goes on.”
For a split second, Lucas Duda’s sharp grounder looked as if it was going to lift the Mets out of their doldrums. An unfortunate bounce later, New York was headed toward another loss in a season in which they are rapidly mounting.
Pittsburgh Pirates got a most fortunate bounce in beating the New York Mets 3-2 Sunday for a series win.
Niese tied a career high by allowing eight runs, and walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time in eight starts this season.
Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter’s single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.
With a little time, Starling Marte and the Pirates could make waves throughout baseball.
Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
A person with knowledge of the deal said the Pirates have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the three-time All-Star, hoping he can give them some pop at the plate and respectable defense behind it.