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Top Jeff McNeil News

  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Still has partial elbow tear

    An MRI in December confirmed that McNeil is still dealing with a partial tear of the UCL in his left elbow, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    The good news for the Mets is that the 31-year-old throws right-handed. McNeil missed the final weekend of last season after being diagnosed with the tear, but doctors have cleared him for full activities this spring. Although he's capable of playing the outfield, McNeil is expected to see the bulk of his starts in 2024 at second base.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Expected to see bulk of time at 2B

    The Mets plan for McNeil to see the bulk of his playing time at second base in 2024, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    McNeil started 57 games in the outfield in 2023, but it sounds like that number probably won't be nearly as high in 2024. He missed the final weekend of the season after being diagnosed with a partial UCL tear in his right elbow, but Nimmo is healthy now and having a normal offseason, per Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News. McNeil was going to be playing every day regardless, but the fact that it will come at second base could impact the playing time of Brett Baty and/or Ronny Mauricio.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Still expected to avoid surgery

    Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns said Wednesday that McNeil had an encouraging recent checkup on his left elbow, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News reports.

    McNeil missed the final weekend of the 2023 regular season after being diagnosed with a partial UCL tear, but the expectation remains that he'll be able to avoid surgery and bring a clean bill of health into 2024. The 31-year-old seems to be responding well to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Has partial UCL tear

    Manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday that McNeil (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    McNeil was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday afternoon with what was initially called a left elbow sprain. He is expected to avoid surgery and will try platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment with the goal of being 100 percent recovered by the beginning of spring training next February. The 31-year-old signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Mets before the start of the 2023 campaign and went on to slash .270/.333/.378 with 10 homers and 10 steals in 156 games.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Shut down with elbow sprain

    The Mets placed McNeil on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left elbow sprain.

    McNeil will miss the final four games of the Mets' season, finishing with a .270/.333/.378 batting line, 10 homers, 55 RBI, 10 steals and 75 runs in 648 plate appearances. The 31-year-old is due $10.25 million next year on a contract that runs through 2026.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Day off Thursday

    McNeil is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

    This looks to be a planned day of rest for McNeil as the Mets play out the string on a highly disappointing 2023 campaign. Tim Locastro is playing left field Thursday and DJ Stewart is in right. Ronny Mauricio will cover second base and bat second.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Sitting nightcap

    McNeil isn't in the Mets' lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Miami, Anthony DiComo of MLB.comreports.

    McNeil will get a breather to close out Wednesday's activities after going 1-for-4 with an RBI during Game 1. Brandon Nimmo, Rafael Ortega and DJ Stewart will start across the Mets' outfield while McNeil sits.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Homer shy of cycle

    McNeil went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

    McNeil wound up a homer shy of a cycle Thursday, as he tallied multiple hits for the third time in his last four games. He's also gone seven straight games without striking out, going 10-for-28 (.357) in that span. McNeil's slash line is now up to .271/.334/.381 through 631 plate appearances this season with 10 homers, 75 runs scored, 54 RBI and a career-high 10 steals.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Swats ninth homer

    McNeil went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Shifting back to second base with rookie Ronny Mauricio (illness) sidelined, McNeil got hold of a Merrill Kelly fastball and lofted it over the right-field fence in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old is up to nine homers on the season, but three of them have come in September -- a month in which McNeil is so far slashing .277/.320/.532 through 51 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Three hits, homer Monday

    McNeil went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss against the Diamondbacks.

    McNeil got the Mets on the board in the fourth inning with a homer of Zach Davies, his eighth of the year. While it's been a down year for McNeil overall, he's hit well down the stretch, batting .309 (47-for-152) with five homers, four steals and a .806 OPS in 38 games since the start of August. On the season, he's slashing .268/.333/.367 with 67 runs scored and 50 RBI through 588 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Swipes bag in loss

    McNeil went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Twins.

    McNeil singled in his first at-bat before swiping his first bag since Aug. 26. He would then come around to score on a Daniel Vogelbach single as the Mets jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. The second baseman registered multiple hits in two of his first three games to open September but has gone just 2-for-15 at the plate since then (spanning four games).

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Keeps racking up hits

    McNeil went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Atlanta.

    Last year's batting champ has returned to form in August, hitting safely in seven straight games and slashing .337/.375/.472 on the month with three homers, two steals, 13 RBI and 15 runs in 22 contests. McNeil continues to mainly play second base, but if the Mets give prospect Ronny Mauricio a look in September, the 31-year-old could shift to a corner outfield spot more frequently.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Drives in four runs

    McNeil went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    McNeil knocked an RBI single and later belted a three-run homer. Since the start of August, he's gone 21-for-71 (.296) with three long balls and 11 RBI. He's produced five multi-hit games during that span. McNeil improved his season slash line to .259/.331/.348 with 26 extra-base hits and 45 RBI through 503 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Three hits in Sunday's win

    McNeil went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

    The 31-year-old has had a difficult season -- one of many on the Mets -- but McNeil appears to be regaining the form that led him to a batting title in 2022. He's slashing .314/.375/.451 so far in August with a double, two homers, five RBI and nine runs through 13 games, numbers right in line with his performance last year.

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  • Mets' Jeff McNeil: Connects on fourth homer

    McNeil went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Orioles.

    McNeil accounted for most of the damage on the day against Orioles starter Kyle Gibson, who allowed only four hits and three earned runs over seven innings before turning the game over to the bullpen. The home run was McNeil's fourth of the season and helped lift his batting average up to .253. With Brandon Nimmo resting in Sunday's series finale, McNeil will start in left field and handle leadoff duties.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, CA
Age: 31
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, R