Four teenagers from the Dominican Summer League have been suspended 50 games each after testing positive for steroids. MLB announced the suspensions of the following players: • Mets RHP Nicolas Debora, an 18-year-old who tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid commonly sold as Winstrol. • Cubs LHP Andin Diaz, a 19-year-old who [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets star third baseman David Wright understands why New York is open to listening to trade offers.
After three straight losing seasons, general manager Sandy Alderson said this month that no player is untouchable. Wright, who attended the Mets’ announcement of their 50th anniversary plans on Wednesday, says he isn’t worried.
“Could it happen? Of course,” he said. “Am I thinking it’s going to happen? No.”
Alderson said last month that he expected Wright will remain with the Mets next season.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Darryl Strawberry has some advice for Jose Reyes: Stay in New York.
Reyes can become a free agent after the season, so he might be playing his final few games with the Mets on the team’s current homestand. Strawberry, the club’s career leader in home runs and RBIs, was in a similar position back in 1990 as a homegrown star about to hit the free market in the prime of his career.
Fed up with management, Strawberry bolted to sign with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Looking back, he says if he had to do it all over again he never would have left New York.
He says New York fans never forget players who have success, and Reyes can leave an incredible legacy in the Big Apple.
Following a series in San Francisco earlier this month, Carlos Beltran settled in next to Giants manager Bruce Bochy in the back of a Phoenix-bound jet. The two spent the brief flight discussing Beltran’s role on the National League All-Star team, which Bochy was preparing to manage.
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1877 – 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1953 – Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1988 – Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
1991 – South Africa readmitted to Olympics
1994 – 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
1997 – Mike Tyson is banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield’s ear
2000 – Pete Sampras of the United States set a record when he won the men’s singles tennis championship at Wimbledon. It was his 13th Grand Slam title.
2002 – The major league baseball All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. Baseball commission Bud Selig called the game after both team managers informed him that they had run out of players.
1919 – Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
1939 – Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
1950 – 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1954 – Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1958 – Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1962 – NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
1969 – LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
1989 – Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
During a pitching change in the seventh inning Monday, with Mets outfielders congregated in center field, Carlos Beltran asked to borrow Willie Harris’ flip-down sunglasses. Immediately, the glare from Citi Field’s overhead lighting disappeared, prompting Beltran to search for his own pair of non-prescription glasses, which he wore for the end of Monday’s loss to the Rockies.
After the game, Beltran ordered his own pair of green-tinted glasses, hoping to reduce some of the nighttime glare that has bothered him since his switch to right field. Because of the slice on the ball and the alignment of the lights in right field, he has had a more difficult time tracking balls there than he ever did in center.
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