Healthy 2B Neil Walker happy to be with Mets (The Associated Press)

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker dealt with back issues for almost five years and said not a day went by when he didn't feel some kind of pain. ''I'd probably wake up every single morning and as soon as I'd throw my feet over the side of bed, I could tell whether it was going to be a good or bad day,'' Walker said on Wednesday at the Mets' training camp. Walker now says he has no reason to tiptoe around for fear of hurting his back after having surgery last September to repair a herniated disk.

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Reliever Fernando Salas, Mets finalize $3M, 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Reliever Fernando Salas and the New York Mets have finalized a $3 million, one-year contract.

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Cuban players: We paid thousands for journey to US baseball (The Associated Press)

Two Cuban baseball players told a federal jury Tuesday that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate. The players, Jorge Padron and Reinier Roibal, described how they were spirited off the communist-run island on speedboats bound for Cancun, Mexico, where they trained while awaiting documents necessary to go to the U.S. to sign lucrative free-agent contracts. The testimony came in the trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who face lengthy prison sentences if convicted of conspiracy and alien- smuggling charges.

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Stroman, McHugh, Odorizzi win; Wacha, Anderson, Walker lose (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi, Houston's Collin McHugh and Toronto's Marcus Stroman won their salary arbitration cases Tuesday, and St. Louis' Michael Wacha, Milwaukee's Chase Anderson and Arizona's Taijuan Walker lost.

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Mets manager Terry Collins hopes to keep rotation healthy (The Associated Press)

Terry Collins has his projected top five starting pitchers together in spring training for the first time in two years. Now the New York Mets manager hopes they stay healthy. You keep those guys healthy and run them out there as much as we can and they're going to get people out and we're going to win baseball games,'' Collins said Monday as pitchers and catchers reported.

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Jake Odorizzi, Michael Wacha go to arbitration (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Odorizzi of Tampa Bay and Michael Wacha of St. Louis have gone to salary arbitration and are among six first-time eligible starting pitchers who could get decisions Tuesday.

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Noah Syndergaard got even stronger in the offseason, might actually be Thor (Big League Stew)

Noah Syndergaard is slowly becoming Thor. Noah Syndergaard reported to camp Sunday and told reporters he — seriously — gained 15-17 pounds of muscle, wants to throw HARDER in 2017. Not just that Syndergaard is becoming just as muscular as Thor, god of thunder, but that he wants to throw harder than he did in 2016.

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Mets' Syndergaard prepared to start opening day (The Associated Press)

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has not officially revealed his opening day starter yet, waiting instead for a spring training announcement. The worst-kept secret around the Mets is that it will be Noah Syndergaard taking the mound in the top of the first inning at Citi Field when New York opens the season against the Atlanta Braves.

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Stroman, McHugh latest pitchers to go to salary arbitration (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Houston's Collin McHugh became the latest pitchers to go to salary arbitration.

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Former football player wants to pull a Tim Tebow and give baseball a try (Big League Stew)

Sanders Commings may have played in the NFL, but he’s returning to his first love: baseball. Tim Tebow may have started a trend. In the summer of 2016, the former NFL quarterback announced he was trying his hand at baseball.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on February 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm



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