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Mets Morning News: Only the not so good DFA Young

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After Friday evening's victory over the Phillies in which Bartolo Colon picked up his 200th victory, the Mets finally pulled the plug on Chris Young, designating the outfielder for assignment and recalling Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas. This came hours after the Mets decided to start Wilmer Flores at shortstop and play Kirk Nieuwenhuis more regularly in the outfield.

Curtis Granderson has been placed on revocable trade waivers, while Bartolo Colon has not yet.

David Wright's struggles continued but he will not be dropped in the batting order, says Terry Collins.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will get into a rehab game early next week, while Matt Harvey is scheduled to go back to the mound today. Unfortunately, Jeremy Hefner is headed back to New York to get his elbow examined after experiencing soreness.

Noah Syndergaard pitched on Thursday and struggled a bit but here's a scouting report on the imposing righty.

Brandon Nimmo has made the jump to Double-A and the Mets top outfield prospect spoke about his approach to hitting and the adjustments he's made.

Mets 2014 fourth rounder Eudor Garcia has a reputation as an excellent hitter but he wasn't always known for that.

Yesterday At AA

Rob Castellano has our prospect hot sheet for July.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Phillies.

Matthew Callan's look back at the 1999 Mets heads out west.

Matt Harvey is the straw that stirs the Mets drink, writes Michael Avallone.

Around the NL East

The Marlins beat the Reds 2-1 and they also dealt Jacob Turner to the Cubs for a pair of minor leaguers. The Braves beat up on Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, winning 7-6 to snap their 8-game losing streak. Steven Souza left the game after crashing into the Turner Field wall at full speed.

Around the Majors

Bud Selig denied a report that he's feuded with White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf over who will succeed the outgoing commissioner.

Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner for 6th on the all-time hits list yesterday.

The Marlins would like to extend Giancarlo Stanton's contract but they're not optimistic that the 24-year old outfielder wants to stay with them.

Josh Beckett hit the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury and word is he may be finished for the year. Seems like something for the Mets to monitor with Bartolo Colon.

The Washington Post presents the definitive ranking of craft beers at MLB stadiums.

The Hunter Pence insult signs have followed him to Milwaukee.

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