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Mets Morning News: Mets make a move, but still no new shortstop

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets made a move! It's not a blockbuster, but former Phillie John Mayberry Jr. should provide some right-handed pop off the bench in addition to occasionally filling in for Lucas Duda.

The Rule 5 Draft happened, and the Mets picked up left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Minnesota. However, they also lost five players to other clubs, including Logan Verrett and Greg Peavey.

One of the players protected from being drafted was Jack Leathersich. He recently spoke about how excited he was to be promoted to New York's 40-man roster.

The Mets have not given up on finding a shortstop, and the Dodgers seem to be open to moving Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Even without that elusive shortstop, Mike Puma found some baseball people who are bullish on the 2015 Mets.

Around the National League East

The Nationals shipped spare arm Ross Detwiler to Texas for a pair of minor leaguers.

The Marlins didn't have to give up much to trade for what looks like one year of Mat Latos.

The Phillies found out what they are getting back from Los Angeles in the Jimmy Rollins deal.

Talking Chop likes the idea of Evan Gattis as a full-time catcher.

Around the Majors

We thought that Boston might trade Yoenis Cespedes for a pitcher. Unfortunately, it wasn't for a Mets pitcher. Yesterday, Detroit added the slugger by shipping Rick Porcello up to Boston.

The Red Sox continued revamping their rotation by nabbing Justin Masterson on a one-year deal.

Detroit filled the void in its staff by trading for Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon.

Andrew Friedman continued to wheel and deal for the Dodgers. First, he sent the recently acquired Andrew Heaney to the Angels in exchange for Howie Kendrick. Next, he traded Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to San Diego for a package including Yasmani Grandal.

Heaney wasn't too bitter about being shown the door so quickly.

To help replace Kendrick, the Angels acquired Josh Rutledge from the Rockies by trading away pitching prospect Jairo Diaz.

The Dodgers also added Brandon McCarthy off the free agent market. When asked why he didn't make an offer to McCarthy, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sounded a lot like Sandy Alderson.

The Twins signed former Brave Ervin Santana for four years and $55 million.

Kansas City inked Kendrys Morales in order to replace Billy Butler in the middle of its lineup.

Grant Brisbee graded all the moves of the day. If you dislike the Marlins, you're going to want to click that link.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Dalton Johnson took a look back at the trade that brought Gary Carter to Queens 30 years ago.

On this date in Mets history, the team acquired Kevin McReynolds and Jose Valentin, but it also dealt away Kevin Mitchell and Rusty Staub.