The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Mets ace Matt Harvey will have surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an operation that will sideline him for the 2014 season.
“I think he’s got most of the control,” Alderson told WFAN radio’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “I mean, it’s his body. He ultimately decides what’s in his best interest. All we can do is advise and recommend.”
Terry Collins says Harvey was encouraged after talking to other pitchers who had similar symptoms or injuries and didn’t require surgery, including “Doc” Halladay.
It is likely that Halladay is looking at a minimum six-month recovery if more than a simple debridement is performed. To get to the point where he is throwing competitively, six months is even optimistic.
Phillies ace Roy Halladay evidently kept his shoulder symptoms from the team’s coaching and training staff while underwhelming all — including his opponents — in his last few starts.
On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs — one earned — and three hits over 1 2/3 innings in his initial exhibition-game start for the Yankees. The Yankees had four errors and gave up six unearned runs. New York has 13 errors in eight games.
Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
Hensley is in a New York state of mind. The 18-year-old hurler from Edmond Santa Fe High School in Oklahoma said Tuesday that he plans to sign with the Bombers at the expense of his college commitment to Mississippi.
The Phillies placed Roy Halladay on the DL with a Grade I strain of the latissimus dorsi. Though not an injury we generally hear too much about, the lat plays an integral role in the pitching motion. What is surprising is that there aren’t more diagnoses.
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The critics might want to reconsider their position. Quite frankly, this Mets team has the heart of a lion — and showed it again last night in Philly.
Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first major league hit, leading the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.