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Mets, deGrom agree to one-year, $17 million deal

FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports – 11292495 National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a one-year, $17 million contract on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. The 30-year-old deGrom went 10-9 with a microscopic 1.70 ERA in 32 starts last season. He struck out a career-best 269 in 217 innings while making $7.4 million.…

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Reports: Mets, Mariners finalize trade involving Cano, Diaz

Aug 4, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano (22) hits his 500th career double against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The New York Mets and Seattle Mariners have agreed on a blockbuster trade that would send Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to New York, pending physicals, according to multiple reports. The Mariners reportedly will acquire outfielder Jay Bruce, relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak, and top prospects OF Jarred Kelenic, and pitchers…

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MLB notebook: Mets’ Wright schedules final start

The New York Mets will activate third baseman David Wright from the disabled list on Sept. 25, and he will start what he expects to be his final major league game on Sept. 29, he announced at a press conference on Thursday. Sep 13, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) in the dugout during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports “It’s truly been an honor to take the field with you…

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Mets’ Cespedes plays 1B, homers in rehab game

New York Mets star Yoenis Cespedes played first base for the first time in his professional career during a rehab game with the team’s Rookie League affiliate Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a walk off solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the tenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images Cespedes, typically an outfielder, went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in playing…

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Mets pitcher Mejia conditionally reinstated after PED ban

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been conditionally reinstated for the 2019 season, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jenrry Mejia (R) speaks during a news conference to address his three failed doping tests and lifetime ban, in the Queens borough of New York March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Mejia was permanently suspended on Feb. 12, 2016, under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He had tested positive for boldenone, which athletes have used to increase muscle mass. It was his…

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