Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:17:50 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka could return to the bullpen before the All Star break without making another start.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:45 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) will pitch another rehab start Friday, July 4, with Single-A Brooklyn.
Fantasy Tip: Gee's return is near and he is worth a look in mixed leagues, if he is available. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom are the candidates to lose their rotation spot, with Matsuzaka returning to the bullpen the likely scenario.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:48:44 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) is only expected to return from the disabled list for one major league start before the All-Star break. He made his second rehab start and threw 55 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Sunday, June 29. SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom should each be assured two starts apiece before Gee returns.
Fantasy Tip: deGrom and Dice-K are the most vulnerable to lose their rotation spot to Gee following the All-Star break. We'd bet on the Mets moving Matsuzaka back to the bullpen over a demotion for deGrom.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:13:55 -0700
Even though New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in his last start, the team is happy enough with his contributions to the rotation that it thinks he will do fine as a back of the rotation starter.
Fantasy Tip: Even though the Mets are happy with him, there are much better options out there for your fantasy roster. Matsuzaka allowed five runs in six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wait until he settles down a bit and adjusts to his role before picking Matsuzaka up.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:49:14 -0700
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom, who is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in three starts this month, could be moved to the bullpen when SP Dillon Gee (lat) is activated from the disabled list. "Certainly (deGrom's) stuff could play in the bullpen," manager Terry Collins said. "The issue is his durability. Can he get up every day? Can he get up three days a week? That becomes the question - any time you're looking at a young pitcher who has not pitched out of the bullpen, are they going to be able to get up and get their arm ready? And if they get up, how long is it going to take to get their arm ready, because sometimes they've got to speed it up. One of the things we're going to have to do is watch him early and make sure we give him enough time to get loose." SP Daisuke Matsuzaka is another option to be moved to the bullpen when Gee rejoins the rotation.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:44 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (illness) remains unavailable Monday, June 16, after leaving after one inning with extreme stomach pain Sunday, June 15. Also unavailable Monday will be RPs Carlos Torres and Vic Black. Torres threw four innings and Black went two Sunday. Manager Terry Collins thinks RP Jenrry Mejia, who threw two innings Sunday, would be available.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:47:08 -0700
New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (stomach) left his start against the San Diego Padres Sunday, June 15, because of a severe upset stomach.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:57:04 -0700
New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (hamstring) took a shot to the right hamstring on a comebacker in his start Tuesday, June 10, against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he was pulled after six innings. "During the game and right now it's not too bad," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter. "But it should start swelling up, I think, by tomorrow. So we'll see what happens."
Sat, 31 May 2014 20:40:19 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka made his final relief appearance Saturday, May 31, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He is slated to re-enter the starting rotation Wednesday, June 4, against the Chicago Cubs.
Sat, 31 May 2014 11:34:56 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned SP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled RP Buddy Carlyle from Las Vegas. Assistant general manager John Ricco said the move was made because every pitcher in the bullpen was used during the team's 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 30, and several relievers will be unavailable for the game Saturday, May 31. P Daisuke Matsuzaka will slide into Montero's spot in the rotation and will face the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 4.