Juan Lagares, Mets Agree On New Contract Through 2019The new deal adds salaries of $2.5 million in 2016, $4.5 million in 2017, $6.5 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019. The Mets have a $9.5 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
Yankees' Ellsbury Says He's 'Ready' For Opening DayYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.
'Upbeat' Fred Wilpon Holds Closed-Door Meeting With MetsMets owner Fred Wilpon wouldn't divulge what he said during a rare address to his team on Monday. Neither would captain David Wright. But word is that he delivered quite the positive punch.
A-Rod Has 'Fun' But Uneventful Debut At First BaseAlex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the Yankees' 7-0 win over the Astros.
Palladino: Betances’ Spring Problems Should Not Be Shrugged OffDellin Betances has looked no where near the flamethrower who made the All-Star team as David Robertson’s setup man. And Andrew Miller has had just a so-so spring.
Yankees GM Says A-Rod Has Earned 'Full-Time DH Consideration'"He's done well," Brian Cashman said of Alex Rodriguez. "He's got a lot of life in his body. If he continues to show athleticism, that means he's going to impact the baseball. That will be good for us."
Mets Skipper Wants To Get Look At Red-Hot Lagares In 9-HoleJuan Lagares has been making his case for the Mets' leadoff spot with a scorching spring. But Terry Collins wants to see what his lineup will look like with Lagares batting behind the pitcher.
Stocking Shelves And Shelling Clams: The Unglamorous Offseason Of A Minor LeaguerMinor league living is hardly large. Meal money, for one, is tough to stretch beyond Pizza Hut and pales in comparison to the majors.
Yankees' Ellsbury 'Fully Confident' He'll Be Ready For Opening DayNew York's center fielder is out of action until the middle of next week because of a strained oblique. He said before Thursday night's loss that the injury "feels a lot better already."
Oblique Strain To Keep Jacoby Ellsbury On Shelf For Week"I'm not really concerned about it, because it's really mild," manager Joe Girardi said. "This is the time of year we can protect him a little bit, don't have to rush him back."
Masahiro Tanaka Looks 'Great,' Aces First Test For ElbowMasahiro Tanaka thought his spring training debut on Thursday was "good." His teammates used another word: "great."
'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell': Funny Man Storms MLB Spring TrainingThe star of "Anchorman," ''Elf" and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training blitz chronicled for an HBO special.