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Mets Morning News: Happy Montero Day!

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

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Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom are officially big leaguers and received a warm welcome.

Bud Selig says he knows nothing about the rumor that Saul Katz is interested in selling his shares of the Mets. If he does decide to sell, the team could fetch at least $1 billion.

Lucas Duda's defense has been strong at first base, as Defensive Runs Saved rates him at +2 runs so far this season.

Cesar Puello's absence at Triple-A Las Vegas was Biogenesis related.

Mike Francesa called the Mets "jackasses" after revealing that the organization will not allow its players on his show.

The Times caught up with former Mets reliever Dae-Sung Koo, who is still pitching these days in Australia.

Duda and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg claim that Shake Shack gave them food poisoning.

Yesterday At AA

Check out episode 68 of the Amazin' Avenue Audio podcast!

Jenrry Mejia moonwalking off the mound on Monday is my new favorite GIF.

Around the NL East

The Phillies lost to the Angels 4-3 in Mike Trout's homecoming and the Nationals were shut down by Bronson Arroyo and the Diamondbacks, losing 3-1. The Marlins visited the Dodgers, while the Braves visited the Giants.

Around the Majors

Jose Fernandez has a torn UCL and will likely have Tommy John surgery. Was his injury preventable or inevitable?

Camden, New Jersey is an incredibly dangerous place but Little League baseball is helping to transform it.

Carlos Beltran has a bone spur in his elbow that may require surgery.

With the bump in strikeouts around the majors, why haven't there been any 20 strikeout games?

The Braves are hoping to move into a new stadium with more parking but an expensive bridge may derail those plans.

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