Neil Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets, Neil Walker settle arbitration case, new second baseman gets $10.55M for 2016

    New York Daily News "Jeurys Familia is now the lone potential arbitration case remaining for the Mets. Newly acquired second baseman Neil Walker settled with the club Friday on a $10.55 million contract, becoming the eighth of the nine Mets eligible for arbitration to agree to one-year deals in recent..." January 30

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Neil Walker wearing No. 20 because his father wore it. Was retired in Pittsburgh.

  • Neil Walker 'lost all faith' in Pirates organization

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Neil Walker's first full day as a former Pirates player was not much different than days he spent during the past 12 years with his hometown team. On Wednesday, Walker was traded from the Pirates, who drafted him in 2004, to the New York Mets. He'll have to adjust to a new organization, rent..." December 13

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    Michael Baron @michaelgbaron

    Earlier today I proposed a Niese for Walker swap. Similar money, fills needs for both #mets #pirates. They're reportedly talking about that

  • Mets trade for Neil Walker from Pirates for Jonathon Niese

    Sporting News "The Mets have acquired second baseman Neil Walker from the Pirates for starting pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to Fox Sports. Walker, 30, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pirates. He had a .269/.328/.427 slash line last season with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs. He also hasn't..." December 09

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Mets have some interest in Neil Walker, but are skeptical a deal can come together.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Pirates have been shopping 2B Neil Walker, who could make $10M+ in arbitration this year. Have talked with Baltimore and others.

  • Orioles have held trade discussions with Pirates for Neil Walker

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have been engaged in trade talks this offseason with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding second baseman Neil Walker, according to an industry source. Talks between the clubs were described as “off and on,” but the Orioles have discussed Walker as recently as last week during the..." November 19

  • Walker, Alvarez among decisions Pirates face entering offseason earlier than planned

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Standing in the on-deck circle Wednesday night in the ninth inning of the National League wild-card game, Neil Walker’s mind wandered slightly. Asked if he thought about possibly playing his final game as a Pirates player, Walker said, “I’d be lying if I told you no.” “There’s no telling,”..." October 09

  • Despite hometown ties, Walker knows time with Pirates likely nearing end

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During the season when the Pirates are in town, Neil Walker has a Sunday night habit. He takes a postgame shower and dresses quickly in the clubhouse, then makes the easy, half-hour drive to his parents' home in the North Hills. There, his wife, brothers and sister and their kids gather for..." September 21

  • Neil Walker returns to lineup after hip pain subsides

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker returned to the lineup Tuesday night after pain in his right hip and core kept him from starting the previous five games. “Not 100 percent,” Walker said, “but close enough.” The pain in Walker’s midsection originated, he said, when his hip locked up on him. The discomfort..." June 24

  • Pirates have had early discussions on Walker extension

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have had recent, introductory discussions with Neil Walker’s camp about a multi-year extension, according to a source. The discussions were preliminary in nature and nothing is considered close at this time. Walker, 29, is in his third year of arbitration, and he has one more..." December 10

  • Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

    Hardball Talk "Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Walker was slated to play in a minor-league rehab game Monday, but decided..." June 24

  • Neil Walker recovering quickly from recent appendectomy

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker visited manager Clint Hurdle twice Tuesday, something Hurdle joked the second baseman does not do when he is healthy. “The more he does this,” Hurdle said, using his hand to mime talking, “the healthier he’s getting.” Hurdle continued to mime. “We’re getting a lot of..." June 18

  • No switch in plans this season for Pirates second baseman Walker

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates are going to send Neil Walker to minor league camp. Don't panic. The Pittsburgh Kid still is the starting second baseman. There's logic behind having Walker play some innings against the Triple-A Durham Bulls or Double-A Trenton Thunder on a day the Pirates are facing the New York..." February 28

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Pirates GM Neal Huntington indicated today that the team is open to discussing an extension with Neil Walker this offseason.

  • Neil Walker sits again, might move to disabled list

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker did not start his second consecutive game Monday as the pain in his right side persisted. Walker did not have an MRI Monday, as he had indicated he might, and no MRI was scheduled. He received treatment before batting practice and warmed up on the field with trainer Todd Tomczyk..." July 09

  • Pirate's Walker will have MRI to determine injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker said he does not believe the injury that caused him to miss part of a game Saturday and the entire game Sunday against the Chicago Cubs is serious. But he and the Pirates are being cautions with Walker's sore right side. "I'm hoping that this will subside here in the next few days,"..." July 08

  • Walker homers in 11th inning as Pirates beat Tigers, 1-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The game started late, but Jeanmar Gomez and Rick Porcello seemed intent on finishing it on time. The two starters fought round after round. Gomez relied on efficiency, Porcello on ground balls and strikeouts, to work a scoreless tie into extra innings after the game started 1 hour, 13 minutes..." May 29

  • Pirates activate Walker, option Mercer to Indianapolis

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates activated second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list and optioned infielder Jordy Mercer to Class AAA Indianapolis, the team announced this afternoon. Walker was placed on the disabled list after sustaining a deep cut to his right hand, an injury that occurred April 26 when..." May 13

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    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    #Pirates Neil Walker will begin rehab assignment for Class AA Altoona on Thursday. Could join #Pirates in NYC.

  • Pirates place 2B Neil Walker (finger) on DL

    Rotoworld "Pirates placed 2B Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, with a laceration on his right hand. Walker required six stitches in his right index finger last Friday after he had his hand stepped on at second base. The Pirates were hoping that Walker could avoid a stint on..." May 03

  • Walker could be back during Brewers series "Neil Walker will not have the stitches removed from his right index knuckle by the time the Bucs return home on Friday -- as he'd originally hoped -- but the second baseman could still soon return to action. Perhaps even during the Milwaukee phase of this current road swing. Manager Clint..." April 29

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #pirates walker has deep cut, six stitches. Out a few days.

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