CINCINNATI (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to trade Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and were waiting for the outfielder’s approval to complete the deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets fired manager Jerry Manuel and relieved general manager Omar Minaya of his duties on Monday, an expected shake-up of the big-spending ballclub after it completed its second straight losing season.
According to various reports, Fargoan Chris Coste is heading to the nation’s capitol.
The 37-year-old Coste, hoping to play major league baseball for a fifth straight season, was picked up on waivers Monday by the Washington Nationals.
The Baywatch is set to begin at Citi Field.
Free agent slugger Jason Bay and the New York Mets have reached a preliminary agreement, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Fargo’s Chris Coste is headed to the Big Apple.
The catcher agreed to terms with the New York Mets on Monday on a contract that guarantees him a spot on the 40-man roster.
“It’s going to be a bit of a gamble,” Coste said. “They have money to spend and they could go out and get a couple more catchers.”
Billy Wagner is on his way to the Boston Red Sox, leaving the New York Mets for the chance to pitch in a pennant race as a setup man for All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon.
After a few days of back-and-forth talks about Wagner’s future, the depleted Mets traded the left-handed reliever to the Red Sox on Tuesday for two players to be named.
Johan Santana and Jeff Francoeur are the latest Mets stars to be sidelined with injuries.
Santana was scratched Monday from his next scheduled start because of discomfort in his pitching elbow. Francoeur has a torn ligament in his left thumb, leaving New York without its right fielder and top hitter.
Gary Sheffield plans to go for No. 500 with the New York Mets.
One home run shy of the milestone, Sheffield reached a contract agreement with New York on Friday, three days after he was released by the Detroit Tigers in a surprising move.
Francisco Rodriguez became the first top-tier free agent to reach an agreement when he decided to join the New York Mets, Kerry Wood was close to a deal with Cleveland at the winter meetings and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman traveled to California to meet again with CC Sabathia.
Mets left-hander Johan Santana has had arthroscopic surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee.
Santana tore his meniscus before his final start but still pitched a shutout last Saturday on short rest against the Florida Marlins to temporarily keep the Mets’ playoff hopes alive.
Mark your calendars for the grand openings: The Yankees and Mets will inaugurate their new stadiums just two days apart next spring.
The Mets will play their first game at Citi Field on Tuesday, April 14, against the San Diego Padres, according to Major League Baseball’s draft preliminary schedule for 2009. The new Yankee Stadium will open on April 16 with a game against the Cleveland Indians.
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