Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:55:48 -0800
Free-agent P John Lannan (Royals) signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals Tuesday, March 7. He'll be working to re-make himself into a submarine relief pitcher.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:30:01 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have signed free-agent Ps Aaron Laffey (Nationals), John Lannan (Mets), Brett Marshall (Reds), Justin Miller (Tigers) and Jose A. Ortega (Tigers) to minor league contracts.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:26:12 -0700
New York Mets 2B Omar Quintanilla, C Taylor Teagarden and SP John Lannan have officially become free agents.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:00:34 -0700
New York Mets SP John Lannan plans to pitch two innings in a minor league game Friday, June 20, likely in the Gulf Coast League. Lannan has been out for seven weeks for unknown reasons. He's likely to be assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas when he's ready.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:49:37 -0700
New York Mets SP John Lannan reported to Single-A St. Lucie Monday, June 9, after being absent since mid-April with a personal matter.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:35 -0700
New York Mets SP John Lannan accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday, April 19.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:19:51 -0700
The New York Mets recalled SP Daisuke Matsuzaka from the minors Wednesday, April 16, and outrighted SP John Lannan to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. Matsuzaka will pitch out of the bullpen for now.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:32:47 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) was pain-free in his spring debut Wednesday, March 5, giving up one unearned run and a hit while walking two and striking out three in two innings. "That's the most important thing -- I feel better, I feel good right now," Mejia said. "Everything is fine." Mejia is unlikely to win the fifth starting spot over SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan, however.
Fantasy Tip: If he can remain healthy, Mejia should stick as an up-and-coming starter. It seems reasonable that he'll see time in the Mets' rotation this year, but they may choose to limit his innings in order to make him a rotation mainstay in 2015. He's a fine speculation target as an end-gamer in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:12:05 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is considering SP Daisuke Matsuzaka and SP John Lannan for the fifth spot in the rotation. SP Jenrry Mejia, who was considered a rotation candidate, will likely be used in long relief during spring games to build arm strength.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:16:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jon Niese's (shoulder) pain in his left shoulder is in a different part of his shoulder than what he experienced last year when he suffered a partially torn left rotator cuff. He first reported pain early in camp, and the team limited him to long toss. "He just said he's got a little discomfort in there," manager Terry Collins said, "so we're going to have a look."
Fantasy Tip: This can't be good news for Niese, who dealt with shoulder problems last season. Keep an eye on this one. If Niese won't be ready for opening day, John Lannan, Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero could sneak into the rotation. Syndergaard has the most upside of the bunch, with Montero not far behind.