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6/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: Marquez looks to keep rolling for Yard Goats

Rockies No. 12 prospect German Marquez starts for Double-A Hartford at 7:05 p.m. ET against New Hampshire on MiLB.TV.

6/27/2016 | Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.

6/27/2016 | Lagares ready to begin rehab assignment

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Tuesday for Double-A Binghamton, perhaps putting struggling backup Alejandro De Aza on notice.

6/27/2016 | Yo has chance to be top vote-getting NL OF

Yoenis Cespedes is charging forward hard enough in All-Star Game voting that he has a chance not only to make the team, but also to become the most popular National League outfielder on the ballot.

6/27/2016 | Former Mets, Cubs slugger Hickman dies at 79

Jim Hickman, one of the Mets' first power hitters and an outfielder imprinted forever in All-Star Game history, died this weekend in Jackson, Tenn. He was 79. The Mets confirmed his death Monday.

6/27/2016 | Mets hold workout for Gurriel in Florida

Yulieski Gurriel posed for the camera in a Mets T-shirt, shorts and cap, sitting at a locker with his nameplate above it. Gurriel may not be a Mets employee, but the organization is at least going through the proper avenues to ensure that he could become one.

6/27/2016 | Nats run wild on Mets with 11 unanswered runs

The Nationals stole six bases and scored 11 unanswered runs to storm back from an early deficit and defeat the Mets, 11-4, on Monday night at Nationals Park.

6/27/2016 | Giolito debuts vs. Harvey, defending NL champs

When top prospect Lucas Giolito makes his Major League debut Tuesday, he'll have himself a high-pressure assignment. Giolito, whom ranks as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, will take on Matt Harvey and the defending National League champion Mets in the second of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

6/27/2016 | Mets consider skipping Matz's next start

The Mets are considering skipping Steven Matz's start Wednesday against the Nationals due to continued left elbow soreness. Matz traveled back to New York to see a doctor on Monday before rejoining the Mets in Washington.

6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.

6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.

6/26/2016 | Reyes plays first game with Class A Brooklyn

It was hours before game time, and the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones were taking batting practice. Five Brooklyn players were scattered to the right of the BP cage, their necks rotating in unison to follow the flight of the ball. The back of their navy blue warm-ups bared numbers: 10, 44, 3, 33. And, to the far right, a four-time All Star clad in blue and orange shorts kneeled on one knee. No. 7.

6/26/2016 | Nimmo unable to jump-start Mets in MLB debut

Brandon Nimmo alone cannot save the Mets, who dropped a 5-2 game to the Braves on Sunday in his Major League debut. Finishing 0-for-4, the club's No. 4 prospect was far from the only non-contributor.

6/26/2016 | Braves ride HRs, strong Norris to split with Mets

Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning home run off Bartolo Colon, and Bud Norris added yet another impressive start to his recent ledger as the Braves secured a four-game series split with Sunday afternoon's 5-2 win over the Mets at Turner Field.

6/26/2016 | Johnson's HR makes 6-year-old son take notice

Along with damaging his former team with a home run that gave the Mets a 1-0, 11-inning win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field, Kelly Johnson might have also gained more respect from his 6-year-old son Cole, who has become a baseball junkie.

6/26/2016 | Wheeler ready to restart baseball activities

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is due to begin long tossing Monday for the first time since the Mets shut him down last week due to right elbow discomfort. Wheeler, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, was subsequently diagnosed with nerve irritation, but no further structural damage.

6/26/2016 | Mets tab Thor in first-place battle with Nationals

A Nationals team battling both injuries and on-field struggles will return home for a three-game series beginning Monday against a Mets club looking to regain control of the National League East. The Mets will start Noah Syndergaard, while the Nationals counter with Joe Ross.

6/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.

6/25/2016 | Runs for Mets 'hard to come by' with deGrom on hill

Jacob deGrom watched from the clubhouse as Kelly Johnson's home run scraped over the Turner Field fence in the top of the 11th, the first and only run in a 1-0 Mets victory over the Braves.

6/25/2016 | Hero in a pinch! Johnson's HR lifts Mets in 11th

Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom waged an impressive pitching battle and maintained their status as two of baseball's most unfortunate pitchers in terms of run support. Once they exited on Saturday night at Turner Field, Kelly Johnson damaged his former team with a pinch-hit home run that provided the Mets a 1-0, 11-inning win over the Braves.

6/25/2016 | Colon looks to rebound from injury in finale vs. Braves

Bartolo Colon, coming off the shortest start of his 19-year career after being struck by a comebacker, will look to last longer when the Mets and Braves conclude a four-game series on Sunday at Turner Field.

6/25/2016 | Mets ink shortstop Reyes to Minors deal

Jose Reyes arrived in Flushing at age 19, still raw but one of the most intriguing prospects in franchise history. He signed a long-term deal, made four All-Star teams and won a batting title during a nine-year tenure in Queens, leaving as a free agent at age 28.

6/25/2016 | Mets call up Nimmo, option Conforto

In another move to jumpstart a scuffling offense, the Mets called up Brandon Nimmo -- ranked No. 4 on the club's list of top prospects -- from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Saturday's game. In a corresponding move, the team optioned struggling outfielder Michael Conforto.

6/25/2016 | Familia sets Mets' save mark with help from D

Travis d'Arnaud joked that he owes James Loney "dinner for like a week," so imagine how Jeurys Familia feels. The closer was in the ninth inning of a two-run game on Friday, seeking to set a Mets franchise record for consecutive save conversions to start a season.

6/24/2016 | Cespedes OK after twisting ankle on first base

Another injury struck a familiar denizen of the trainer's room on Friday, when Yoenis Cespedes twisted his left ankle while being picked off first base in the seventh inning. After spending significant time on the ground and walking off the field alongside trainer Ray Ramirez, Cespedes returned to the field on defense and remained active for the rest of the game. He does not expect to miss any time.

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