Keith Hernandez will remain on New York Mets telecasts on SNY after agreeing to a new contract. Hernandez will continue to work with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling.
All nine eligible Mets filed for salary arbitration Wednesday. That is a procedural move signaling none had yet agreed to a 2016 salary with the club. Those players: Neil Walker, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Addison Reed, Ruben Tejada, Carlos Torres, Jenrry Mejia and Josh Edgin. Hearings will be conducted next month in Florida assuming there are no settlements in the next few weeks.
Former West Indies cricket player Kieran Powell, 25, intends to attempt a career in Major League Baseball. He reportedly is working out at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and already has tried out for teams, including the Mets. "My goal is to get signed," Powell told Sports Illustrated. "Any team that gives me an opportunity will be rewarded 100 times over. Once I get the opportunity, I'll show that I can learn quickly and improve my game. I want to be in the majors in two or three years."
Mets spring training tickets go on sale Saturday.
MLB clubs will be required to have full-time Spanish-language interpreters during the 2016 season, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported. The Mets did not previously have a dedicated interpreter.