New York Mets
Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman will be back next season. The Mets organization and Backman agreed to a two-year contract extension, with a club option for 2016.
The Chicago Cubs will make their 10th straight appearance to Las Vegas for two games against the Mets on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16.
Big League Weekend at Cashman Field in 2014 will feature the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, March 15 and 16.
Mets second baseman Jordany Valdespin who’s been on assignment with the Las Vegas 51’s for the last month, is one of twelve players to receive a 50 game suspension for his role in the Biogensis of America scandal.
Mets outfielder Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle between his ribs.
Former Las Vegas 51 and New York Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler threw six shutout innings in his Major League debut.
The Las Vegas 51′s will open the 2013 season on Thursday night in Sacramento. It will mark the first game of the New York Mets era.
Patience at the plate will be the key for Ruben Tejada as he enters the 2013 season.
Two New York Met’s prospects and potential 51′s players have made Major League Baseball’s Top 100 Prospects list. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud ranks sixth and pitcher Zack Wheeler 8th on the annual list put out by MLB.com’s Draft and prospect expert Johnathan Mayo.
The Las Vegas 51′s have ended their four year alliance with the Toronto Blue Jays organization and have signed a two-year player development contract with the New York Mets.