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Artist (and ex-Met) Kyle Bannister conceived this piece, entitled "Creation of the Rockies" Check out more of his work on his Facebook page: link -
Scott Kazmir reported no ill effects Monday from a minor-league outing and his return to the rotation is tentatively scheduled for April15 at Yankee Stadium. The left-hander opened the season on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. He also had shoulder soreness that emerged while favoring the hamstring. On Sunday in Arizona, Kazmir faced the Cubs' Triple-A team and threw 77 pitches in seven innings, adding 11 more in the bullpen after he was removed from the game. "Guys were swinging; they were ready to get out of (Arizona)," Kazmir said. "It actually gave me a chance to work on my other pitches besides my fastball. They were definitely sitting on the first pitch, so ..." - prosportsdaily
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Yankees in 2004, Monasterios made his way to the Phillies in the Bobby Abreu trade. The Mets plucked him in the Rule 5 draft, shipped him to Los Angeles and now he's in Joe Torre's bullpen. Circle complete. The right hander from Venezuela had been a bit below average coming up the ranks—until last year. That was his second run through the Florida State League, and his improved performance eventually earned him a trip to Double-A. It's no coincidence that he was also moved to the bullpen in 2009. Monasterios got his first PITCHf/x look during a late spring tune-up in Chavez Ravine. He showed a 91 mph fastball along with a 78 mph change-up and 76 mph curveball. We'll find out if he can provide effective middle relief in the NL West. - HBT
The HSV Stealers of the Baseball-Bundesliga league in Germany has signed ex-Met C Patrick Maat.
Maat hit .390 this winter for the New South Wales aussie team in the Claxton Shield Tournament. First Florida, then Australia, and now Germany… the boy loves baseball.
Stewart has signed with the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League.