Mets reliever Reed Garrett vultures fifth victory of season

After the Mets brought on Edwin Diaz in the ninth inning Sunday and failed to score in the bottom of the inning, there was little question as to who would be next. Introducing Reed Garrett, who is rapidly emerging as the “vulture” of the 21st century with his talent for winning. The right-hander helped the […]

Mets reliever Drew Smith lands on injured list in bullpen blow

The Mets entered Saturday’s game with a bullpen that pitched the second-most innings in the majors, but with Drew Smith sidelined with right shoulder inflammation, they added another arm into the 15-day league game. They are already without Brooks Lally, who is also on the IL with left elbow inflammation. Carlos Mendoza said Smith first […]

Mets reliever Michael Tonkin trucks through scoreless outing

Notable items from Monday’s Mets’ Grapefruit League game: tonkin tough Michael Tonkin, competing for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen, pitched 1 1/3 innings with no runs and three strikeouts in a 1-0 exhibition loss to the Marlins in Port St. Lucie. Tonkin, who allowed one hit and one walk, has not allowed an earned […]

Reliever Cody Morris’ rough Yankees spring isn’t getting any better

The first of many? Roderick Arias, a 19-year-old shortstop prospect who spent last year in the Florida Complex League, got his first hit in major league camp against the Phillies. Arias was signed from the Dominican Republic in 2022 for $4 million. cody morris Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post Rough finish Cody Morris, a 27-year-old right-hander […]

Mets take flier on hard-throwing reliever Shintaro Fujinami

The Mets are willing to take the low-risk gamble of using a live arm in the bullpen. Shintaro Fujinami, who spent last season with the Athletics and Orioles, reached an agreement with the Mets on Friday on a one-year contract worth $3.35 million, the Post’s Jon Heyman reported. The deal also includes $850,000 in incentives. […]

Mets add reliever Chad Smith to minor league contract

The Mets added reliever Chad Smith to a minor league deal. According to multiple reports. The contract also includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. SNY's Joe DeMayo reports.. The right-handed pitcher pitched in 10 games for the Athletics last season, posting a 6.59 ERA with nine strikeouts, 15 hits and seven walks in […]

Padres sign Japanese reliever Yuki Matsui to rare five-year MLB deal

The Padres added to their bullpen and in the process signed a deal that most relievers don't get. San Diego has agreed to a five-year contract with Japanese reliever Yuki Matsui. The team announced on Saturday evening.. His contract is worth $28 million, with an opt-out after the third and fourth seasons. According to ESPN's […]

Ken MacKenzie, original Mets reliever, dead at 89

NEW YORK — Ken McKenzie, the left-handed relief pitcher who recorded the only winning record for the 1962 expansion New York Mets, died Thursday. He was 89 years old. McKenzie died at his home in Guilford, Conn., Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. McKenzie went 8-10 in 128 relief appearances over six seasons with the Milwaukee […]

Mets sign Cam Robinson, reliever with David Stearns connection

The Mets have been looking for organizational depth, bringing in a number of new names (most of whom are little known) this offseason. On Thursday, the team announced two more additions on minor league contracts. Right-handed relief pitcher Cam Robinson and outfielder Trayce Thompson both received invitations to major league spring training. Robinson, 24, has […]

Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio’s wedding a wild scene

Crowd surfing, strobe lights, and lots of fist pumps. Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio and Gianna Fiore's wedding looked rave in a recent video shared by POSH DJs, a wedding DJ group serving the tri-state area. They wrote on a crowdsurfing video of Marinaccio wearing sunglasses at the reception, “No Yankees pitcher was added to the […]