Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
2 days ago

Walker is expected to land on the paternity list prior to Tuesday's game, Maria Guardado of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing is official at this point, but the Mets are expected to make the move Tuesday morning, while T.J. Rivera will be recalled to temporarily take Walker's roster spot. The paternity list dictates that a player must miss between one and three games, so Walker could be available as soon as Wednesday night or as late as Friday night, when the Mets begin a three-game series against the Phillies.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 days ago

Walker (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Maria Guardado of the Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

A bout of back stiffness cost Walker four starts but he has been cleared to return Saturday to face lefty Matt Moore. Walker owns an even 1.000 OPS against left-handed pitching this season (eight homers). According to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record, Walker will leave the team after Sunday's game to be with his wife and remain on paternity leave until Aug. 26.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 days ago

Walker (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly Johnson will get the nod to start at second base as Walker sits out for the fourth day in a row. The Mets haven't indicated that Walker will need a DL stint, so he should still be considered day-to-day at this point in time.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
5 days ago

Walker (back) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's against the Giants, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman is set to miss his third consecutive game Thursday due to a stiff back. T.J. Rivera or Kelly Johnson are the primary candidates to fill in at the keystone while Walker sits against Madison Bumgarner.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
6 days ago

Walker (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman will miss his second straight game Wednesday after being a late scratch prior to first pitch Tuesday. T.J. Rivera will take over at the keystone in place of Walker on Wednesday. The Mets continue their road trip Thursday with a series opener in San Francisco, but it's unclear if Walker will be ready to rejoin the lineup by that time.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 week ago

Walker was scratched from the lineup with back stiffness, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker should still be considered day-to-day at this point in time, but more information regarding the severity of his back ailment should be available in the near future. Kelly Johnson will move over to second while T.J. Rivera fills in at third for Tuesday's game.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 week ago

Walker homered and scored twice in a 3-for-5 game Monday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Walker now has homers in consecutive games and has already mashed five in August, already his most in any month since he hit nine all the way back in April. With 22 home runs, Walker has now moved into a four-way tie for third place in home runs among major league third basemen, joining Daniel Murphy, Ian Kinsler, and Rougned Odor.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Walker went 3-for-4 Tuesday with a two-run home run and a pair of runs scored in a 5-3 loss against the D-Backs.

EDGE Analysis

Walker's two-run shot put the Mets briefly ahead in the sixth inning, only to see that lead vanish in the top of the seventh. The blast was Walker's 20th of the season, and the three hits raised his batting average to a respectable .274. The 20 homers trails only Daniel Murphy among NL second baseman, and puts Walker easily on pace to smash his career-high of 23 homers back in 2014 when he was with the Pirates.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Walker, who hit his 20th home run Tuesday, is slated to be a free agent after the season but is willing to talk long-term deal with the Mets .

EDGE Analysis

GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he likely will initiate conversations with Walker and his agent, citing the second baseman's play on the field and leadership off it. With Dilson Herrera, who was expected to be the team's starting second baseman in 2017, traded to Cincinnati in the Jay Bruce deal, the Mets have no true in-house candidate to fill the role if Walker goes elsewhere.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Walker went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 3-1 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his 19th of the season, leaving him four shy of his previous career best with two months left to play. Daniel Murphy has been doing incredible things this year with the Nationals, but Walker has hardly been a disappointment as his replacement at second base.