There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
“I want to be there at the end of the game,” Bobby Parnell said on Wednesday, according to NJ.com. “That’s my goal and that’s what I’m aiming for.”
Terry Collins’ father, Loren “Bud” Collins, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday night.
“Whatever they decide, obviously that’s what we’re going to go with, and we’ll see what happens throughout spring training,” he said. “My goal is to be ready for opening day.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in Miami.
The countdown is on. In less than three months, Mets ace Matt Harvey will unleash the cannon at 100 percent for the first time since August 2013.
Montreal will pay tribute to the late Hall of Famer when Major League Baseball returns to Olympic Stadium this weekend for the first time in nearly 10 years.
It looks like it’ll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.
Prepare to be unspoiled. Though D-Rob has shown a solid, “go get ’em” attitude on his six Grapefruit League outings, nobody knows how he’ll handle closer duties.
Freddy Garcia bounced back from two rough outings, allowing two hits while pitching into the sixth inning Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat a New York Mets’ split-squad 4-1 on Sunday.
Bombers center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his cranky right calf, which was negative. “We just wanted to make sure he was OK,” manager Joe Girardi said.
Pineda, who missed the past two seasons while recovering from right shoulder surgery, gave up four hits and struck out five in 4 1/3 shutout innings.
The game was delayed for seven minutes heading into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday because of a swarm of bees in left field. This wasn’t just a few. We’re talking about a massive swarm, here.
Syndergaard’s major league debut will have to wait. The Mets pitching prospect was optioned to minor league camp on Tuesday and is expected to start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jon Niese received a cortisone shot for inflammation in the back of his left elbow and may be cleared to resume throwing as early as Wednesday.