- It has already been a struggle for the bounce-back season of New York Mets righty, Matt Harvey. He’s 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA, and a 1.286 WHIP. On Sunday, two hours before the Mets faced the Miami Marlins, Harvey was suspended three days without pay for violating team rules. The move led to the Mets recalling lefty Adam Wilk from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot. Wilk allowed six runs in his spot start, and the Marlins won 7-0. The Mets declined to talk about what got Harvey suspended. However, sources from FOX Sports reported that the suspension was due to Harvey failing to report to Citi Field on Saturday. Manager Terry Collins didn’t give much incite either. “This was a team thing,” he said, “and therefore it’s going to remain with the team.”
News and Notes
- Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Minnesota Twins and free-agent righty Doug Fister had talks “many weeks ago,” but they have stalled since then. Five teams have currently shown interest.
- The Baltimore Orioles have activated righty Chris Tillman from the DL. He started Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.
- According to Marc Craig of Newsday, the New York Mets have claimed lefty Tommy Milone off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will gain his 10-and-5 rights next Sunday, which will make it more difficult to explore any possible trades.
- According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford could make his debut on Tuesday. He’s been on the DL since April 26 with a right groin strain.
- John Wagner of the Toledo Blad reports that the Detroit Tigers have released first baseman James Loney. This move creates room for the return of infielder/outfielder JaCoby Jones.
- According to Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, former Tribe infielder Mike Avilies signed a minor-league deal with the Miami Marlins