• Dice-K, Edgin target weekend return to bullpen
  • Ailing Mets relievers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Josh Edgin both received cortisone injections in their pitching elbows, according to manager Terry Collins, putting them on track to rejoin the team this weekend in Cincinnati.

  • Mets helping Lagares steal more bases
  • Juan Lagares aspires to become a legitimate leadoff hitter, and the Mets hope to make him one. With that in mind, the team has recently been encouraging Lagares to steal more bases.

  • Six errors too much for Mets to overcome
  • For non-contending teams, September is a month for growth. The Mets know now that they won't be involved in postseason play. They are at peace with it. So over the season's final four weeks, they simply want to set themselves up as well as possible for 2015. Monday's Labor Day matinee at Marlins Park showcased exactly the type of thing they'd like to avoid going forward. The Mets committed a half-dozen defensive errors in a 9-6 loss to the Marlins, allowing the winning run to cross home on a wild pitch.

  • Collins understands why Colon drew few calls
  • Terry Collins may not have expected such a scant number of teams to check in on starter Bartolo Colon prior to Sunday's waiver trade deadline, but the manager was unsurprised to learn that Colon would ultimately remain with the Mets.

  • Mets look to callups to keep 'pen functioning
  • Some teams look to September callups as a chance to give their bullpens much-needed breaks. The Mets looked at their 2014 callups simply as a way to keep their fractured bullpen intact.

  • Satin called up from Triple-A Las Vegas
  • The Mets officially recalled infielder Josh Satin on Monday, rewarding him for his .386 on-base percentage and .825 OPS in 100 games at Las Vegas.

  • Mets calling up Satin, Centeno, two others
  • Reinforcements are coming for the injury-riddled Mets. Following the club's 6-5 win over the Phillies on Sunday, the team announced it is calling up four players -- Josh Satin, Juan Centeno, Erik Goeddel and Dario Alvarez -- for Monday's opener against the Marlins, the first day rosters expand from 25 to as many as 40 players.

  • Edgin, Dice-K staying in NY to have elbows checked
  • The Mets headed to Miami following their 6-5 win over the Phillies on Sunday. Left-hander Josh Edgin and right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka did not. Both relievers are staying in New York to have their problematic elbows examined by doctors.

  • Recker delivers big blow to help Mets win series
  • For a moment Sunday afternoon at Citi Field -- before the Mets finished off the Phillies, 6-5 -- one Anthony Recker swing in the sixth inning eased the pains of a difficult season in Queens, his bat colliding with an A.J. Burnett breaking ball that never really broke, the ball soaring through the humid August air until it landed a half-dozen rows back in left field.

  • Slumping Granderson gets chance to clear mind
  • Amidst a month-long slump that has seen his strikeout rate (21.9 percent) rise above his batting average (.214), Curtis Granderson got a day off for the first time in 24 games Sunday in the Mets' series finale with the Phillies. Manager Terry Collins made his regular right fielder aware of the chance to "clear his mind a little bit" Sunday morning.

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