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Healthy, productive Mauer aims to play 'as long as I can'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:26:04 GMT

The final season of the franchise-record contract the Minnesota Twins gave Joe Mauer has begun, bringing with it the inevitable questions about his future. For now, before any such decisions must be made by the front office or the soon-to-be-35-year-old first baseman, Mauer has found himself in a reflective mood. ''I was lucky enough to be drafted by the team I grew up rooting for and cheering on,'' Mauer said.



Mets reportedly plan to start season with Zack Wheeler in bullpen

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:20:54 GMT

In the wake of the Mets signing LHP Jason Vargas to a two-year deal, the team plans to begin the season with RHP Zack Wheeler in the bullpen, reports Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News. After the team signed Vargas last week, Wheeler was brief with reporters when explaining that his focus was on being a starting pitcher -- refusing to address a potential move to the bullpen. The next day, Wheeler expressed regret for being so short with his answers and said he understood why that might have been construed as anger, but said that any addition to the team is good. "I shouldn't have been short about it," Wheeler said. "Anybody who comes and helps out or team is always a plus. ... I barely pitched



Mets will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS caps during Friday's game

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:00:57 GMT

The Mets will wear the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school baseball team during their Grapefruit League opener on Friday at First Data Field, the team announced. Players and coaches will then sign the caps to be auctioned in support of those affected by the mass shooting at the school in Parkland, Florida last week that left 17 people (14 students and three faculty members) dead. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Tuesday that all teams would wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps prior to their Spring Training openers, and that teams would also have the option to wear the caps in-game. The shooting at Stoneman Douglas, which has led to activism in support of gun control by survivors



Callaway on Wheeler to 'pen rumor: 'He's definitely a starting pitcher'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:05:54 GMT

In the wake of a NY Daily News report that the Mets planned to open the season with RHP Zack Wheeler in the bullpen, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that Wheeler is "definitely a starting pitcher," who he wants to attempt to win a spot in the starting rotation. Wheeler will start the Mets' Grapefruit League opener on Friday, Callaway added.  The Daily News report had cited the Mets' signing of LHP Jason Vargas to a two-year deal as a reason why they expected to begin the season with Wheeler in the bullpen. After the team signed Vargas last week, Wheeler was brief with reporters when explaining that his focus was on being a starting pitcher -- refusing to address a potential move to the