Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are in agreement on a contract with reliever Justin Wilson, pending a physical. It’s reportedly a two-year, $10 million pact.
Wilson, 31, has spent the past two seasons with the Cubs. He strikes out a lot of guys. That’s good! He walks a lot of guys. That’s bad! He, generally, however, has been a pretty effective reliever, with a 3.33 ERA (121 ERA+) in 412 games over the course of his seven-year big league career. Over the past three seasons he has struck out 11.2 batters per nine innings while walking 4.5. His WHIP in that period: 1.348. He allows baserunners but he has the stuff to strike his way out of the jams he creates.
A strong late inning arm to either come in in the seventh inning or to set up for Edwin Diaz.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.