Meet the Mets
Seth Lugo has pitched on the same team as Edwin Diaz once before—when they were both playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. He is excited to play an integral role in a bullpen that features Diaz and Jeurys Familia and to work with Dave Eiland for a second year in a row.
According to his Instagram page, Asdrubal Cabrera misses being a Met and would have liked a reunion with the team.
A blast from the past! Ex-Met Dae-Sung Koo—current manager of the Geelong Korea team in the Australian Baseball League—pitched an inning at the age of 49.
Around the National League East
Dansby Swanson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his hand and has spent this offseason recovering. He spoke to the media about it at Chop Fest yesterday at SunTrust Park.
Around Major League Baseball
Reportedly, Major League Baseball has found the Los Angeles Dodgers guilty of violating the rules of international free agency and the club could face consequences similar to the ones the Atlanta Braves faced last offseason.
Former Major League pitcher Micah Bowie has been suffering from complications resulting from a back surgery he had in 2016. His family has nearly gone bankrupt paying for his treatments, which he needs to stay alive. He has begged the MLB Players’ Association for help and has been denied—he is just 20 days short of the required service time for automatic disability benefits.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1984, the Mets left Tom Seaver unprotected in the free agent compensation draft and Mets fans found themselves saying goodbye to The Franchise a second time.