Flores homers and Mets beat Cubs 9-4 (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wilmer Flores hit his first home run of the spring and the Mets topped the Chicago Cubs 9-4 in a split-squad game Saturday.

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Warthen, Mets apologize for racial slur (The Associated Press)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dan Warthen and the Mets apologized after the team's pitching coach used a racial slur in describing the translator for New York pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. ''I apologize for the thoughtless remarks that I made yesterday in the clubhouse,'' Warthen said in statement released by the team Wednesday. I am very sorry.'' Warthen approached translator Jeff Cutler, a Japanese-American, on Monday and apologized for jokingly calling him a ''Chinaman'' the previous day, The Wall Street Journal reported. Warthen's conversation with Cutler occurred in front of Journal reporter Stu Woo, who is Chinese-American.

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Garcia, Syndergaard have stellar outings (The Associated Press)

Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves' rotation, Mets' top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2 Monday. The 21-year-old Syndergaard struck out leadoff hitter Jason Heyward on a 98 mph fastball, then Evan Gattis on three fastballs to start the second. The right-hander allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings.

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Back in New York, Beltran takes shots at Mets (The Associated Press)

On his first day in Yankees pinstripes, Carlos Beltran had some choice words - for the Mets. Having signed a $119 million, seven-year contract with the Mets before the 2005 season, Beltran was unhappy about his stay in Queens by the time he was dealt to San Francisco in July 2011. He felt he was unfairly targeted for taking a called third strike from St. Louis' Adam Wainwright on the final pitch of 2006 NL championship series Game 7. He was blamed for missing a team trip to the Walter Reed Medical Center in 2010 on a day when he had gone back home to Puerto Rico to do some charity work.

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Mets reach two-year deal with right-hander Bartolo Colon (Yahoo Sports)

Colon won 18 games and had a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts for the Oakland A’s last season.

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Mets’ Young wins NL stolen base title (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Eric Young Jr. had no idea what awaited him when the Colorado Rockies - the only organization he'd ever played for - designated him for assignment on June 12.

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Mets 3. Brewers 2 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK - Eric Young Jr. won the National League stolen base crown and drove in the game-winning run and as the Mets edged the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in the season finale.

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Mets induct Mike Piazza into team’s Hall of Fame (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Piazza was never one to hide his emotions.

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Brewers-Mets Preview (The Associated Press)

The Milwaukee Brewers are ending on a far better note than they began.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 28, 2013

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Carlos Gomez leads Brewers past Mets 4-2 in 10 (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have managed a positive climax to their disappointing season.

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