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Jacob deGrom was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for the pitcher a position, a separate award from the Gold Glove.
The Mets are reportedly not in the market for a leadoff hitter, as they are pleased with the job that Curtis Granderson did in the role. This could preclude them from Denard Span and Dexter Fowler, who figure to be at the top of the center fielder/leadoff hitter market.
The Mets have expressed interest in playing games in Cuba next season. Major League Baseball is planning exhibition games there, conditional on whether they are able to secure permission.
Around The NL East
Andrelton Simmons did not win the Gold Glove for National League shortstops. However, like deGrom, he won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award. The Braves also re-signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal.
The Marlins are looking to receive a number two starter in exchange for center fielder Marcell Ozuna. This comes after Ozuna was demoted to Triple-A for a significant time period during the 2015 season.
Diamondbacks hitting coach Turner Ward has left the team after declining to sign a contract offer. He has served in that role for the past three years.
Yesterday at AA
Our free agent profile series continued. Steve Schreiber discussed reliever Darren O'Day, who is coming off of successful seasons with the Rangers and Orioles. And Chris McShane wrote about Johan Santana, who remains determined to return to the majors in 2016.
This Date in Mets History
In 1975, Tom Seaver was awarded the Cy Young. It was the third time he was honored as the league's best pitcher.