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Travis Jankowski opens on kind gesture from Mets manager, teammates

New York Mets outfielder Travis Jankowski blushed after he saw the kind gesture his manager and teammates did for him. Two weeks ago when talking about his role off the bench, Jankowski said no one would buy his jersey. After a loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday, Jankowski shirseys were placed over every chair at Citi Field.
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Your favorite Mets player's favorite player? Travis Jankowski

NEW YORK -- It was meant to be an innocuous comment, a self-deprecating one, a throwaway quip. Earlier this month, when asked about his contributions off the bench for the Mets, reserve outfielder Travis Jankowski responded with a laugh: “No one’s going to be buying my jersey. But I still think there's a big part of what I bring to the table that is very important and very needed to winning teams.”
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Mets surprise Travis Jankowski by wearing his shirt after jersey comment

Travis Jankowski wasn’t trying to garner any sympathy a week and a half ago when he made a comment, while talking about embracing his role off the bench, that “no one’s going to be buying my jersey.”  But his Mets teammates took note, and by late Friday night after a loss to the Mariners at Citi Field, there were white Jankowski shirseys draped over every chair in the clubhouse. On Saturday afternoon, most players were wearing them as they got ready for another game.  “I didn’t mean it to be a pity party, like no one’s wearing my jersey,” Jankowski, the Mets’...
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Where does Travis Jankowski fit in now that he has made it into May?

The New York Mets double-dipped on Tuesday with a pair of games against the Atlanta Braves. Naturally, the result gave them two more wins. It was a day after the team decided to designate Robinson Cano for assignment. Still fresh on everyone’s mind, the first game of the doubleheader included a spot for outfielder Travis Jankowski at the top of the Mets’ order. While he did play both games (going hitless in the second as the starting right fielder), the story for him was the 2 for 3 with three runs scored in the first half of the tighter 5-4 win as opposed to the 3-0 victory later on.
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Dominic Smith and Travis Jankowski made cutting Robinson Cano easy

The New York Mets DFA’d Robinson Cano on Monday morning. Cano, whose once-storied career is now stained by two suspensions for using performance-enhancing substances, just didn’t perform in 2022 and could not stay on the roster. Dom Smith and Travis Jankowski have performed well, and made Robinson Cano...
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Travis Jankowski could push Mets into Dominic Smith-Robinson Cano roster decision

In a move designed to further protect arms after a shortened spring training, MLB and the Players Association announced Tuesday that teams can continue to carry 14 pitchers through May 29. The initial agreement for this year was for clubs to drop to 13 pitchers this Monday when rosters are trimmed from 28 to 26. That overall roster reduction is still in effect. It leaves the Mets having to – at minimum – contemplate whether to release Robinson Cano or demote Dominic Smith. That would be picking from the most extreme choices available. They also could release Travis Jankowski or option Luis...
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Mets' Travis Jankowski: Back in reserve role

Jankowski is on the bench for Monday's game against the Cardinals. Jankowski made four consecutive starts in center field from April 15 through 19 while Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha were on the COVID-19 injured list, but Jankowski has since seen his playing time dry up with both ill players having been activated. He'll be on the bench for the fifth time in seven games Monday and is expected to see most of his usage as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner moving forward.
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Mets' Travis Jankowski: Swipes two bags in start

Jankowski got the start in left field and batted seventh during Saturday's 5-0 win over the Nationals, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases. He swiped second base in the fifth and eighth innings, showing off the wheels that allowed Jankowski to steal 24 bases the last time he saw significant playing time in the majors in 2018. The 30-year-old is at best the Mets' fourth outfielder, however, limiting his fantasy utility to NL-only formats unless injuries open up a consistent role for him.
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Mets sign RHP John Curtiss, select OF Travis Jankowski

The Mets are signing right-handed pitcher John Curtiss to a major league deal, general manager Billy Eppler told reporters, including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and Tim Healey of Newsday. The team is also selecting outfielder Travis Jankowski to the major league roster for Opening Day. Curtiss will make $770K this season, and next year’s option is valued at $775K, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
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Mets' Travis Jankowski: Moves to active, 40-man rosters

The Mets selected Jankowski's contract from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed earlier in the day that Jankowski would be joining the Mets for Opening Day, but the 30-year-old outfielder wasn't officially added to the 40-man roster until the Mets placed newly-signed reliever John Curtiss (elbow) on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Jankowski's patient eye at the plate, good speed and ability to defend three outfield spots should make him a quality bench piece for the Mets, but it'll likely take absences from at least two of Brandon Nimmo (neck), Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Dominic Smith for him to pick up regular starts.
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Mets' Travis Jankowski: Makes Opening Day roster

Jankowski has made the Mets' Opening Day roster, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Jankowski was expected to win an Opening Day roster spot, and manager Buck Showalter confirmed Wednesday that the 30-year-old will begin the year with the major-league club. Jankowski will be available as a depth player who is capable of filling in at all three outfield positions.
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