Neil Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Neil Walker accepts $17.2 million qualifying offer from Mets

    sny.tv "This is good news for both sides. Walker was a really good player for the Mets this past season, when he was on the field. But, he was clearly dealing with a back issue that eventually ended his season. He is expected to be 100 percent healthy next spring, when he'll arrive with a lot to prove...." November 14

  • Hellickson, Walker on bubble; Bautista will reject qualifying offer

    Fanrag Sports "Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and second baseman Neil Walker are viewed as the two free agents seen as real possibilities to accept the $17.2 million qualifying offer as the deadline looms late Monday afternoon. There is no certainty they will accept but it remains a possibility. Hellickson was..." November 14

  • It’s just about decision time for Mets’ Neil Walker

    New York Post "Monday brings the next step for many of baseball’s top free agents, and two Mets reside in that mix. For Yoenis Cespedes, this will be a mere formality. For Neil Walker, however, it could be the resolution. Cespedes and Walker are among the 10 free agents who have until 5 p.m. (ET) Monday to..." November 14

  • Mets Intend To Make Qualifying Offer To Neil Walker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets intend to make a $17.2MM qualifying offer to impending free agent Neil Walker, reports ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. Around this time last month, Rubin reported that Walker would likely receive the QO so long as his recovery from the season-ending back surgery he underwent in September..." November 03

  • Neil Walker to undergo season-ending back surgery

    New York Post "Mets second baseman Neil Walker has been dealing with a herniated disk in his back that is causing weakness in one of his legs and numbness in one of his feet, symptoms which prevented him from playing for the fourth straight game Wednesday and will now cost him the rest of the season. The team..." September 01

  • Neil Walker Diagnosed With Herniated Disk

    MLB Trade Rumors "The specific injury that has limited Mets second baseman Neil Walker is a herniated disk in his back, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter). Alderson reiterated that Walker can play through the injury, which he painted as being somewhat less serious..." August 31

  • Mets’ Neil Walker stars in return from back issue, but will miss series at Cardinals for birth of first child

    New York Daily News "Neil Walker picked up where he left off. After missing four games with lower-back stiffness, the Mets’ second baseman went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Mets’ 9-5 win over the Giants on Saturday. He also made two difficult diving plays that proved to him the back is..." August 21

  • Mets set to talk contract extension with red-hot Neil Walker

    Newsday "For the first time in his life, Neil Walker is set to become a free agent. But will he get a chance to test the market? On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said the Mets, encouraged by Walker’s recent hot streak at the plate, would be open to negotiating a contract extension before the end of the..." August 10

  • Mets willing to talk to Neil Walker about sticking around

    ESPN "When the New York Mets acquired Neil Walker from the Pirates last December, he was a stop-gap measure. Now the club sounds interested in a more permanent arrangement. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he plans to talk to Walker’s representatives about a new contract before..." August 09

  • Report: Mets could move Walker to 3rd to accommodate Reyes

    The Score "The New York Mets are considering where Jose Reyes would fit on the diamond should they acquire the Colorado Rockies shortstop. In order to accommodate the lifelong middle infielder, team officials have reportedly discussed moving Neil Walker to third base in order to use Reyes at second,..." June 22

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