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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey's return excites teammates, Mets sign minor league lefty Duane Below

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, note, and links.

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The Mets added left-handed relief pitcher Duane Below on a minor league deal. The 29-year-old spent last year with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate as a starter. He has made 43 appearances in his major league career, all but three of which came in relief, and has a 4.27 ERA.

Matt Harvey's teammates sound as excited to have him back as Mets fans do, as both the Post and Daily News wrote. Ken Davidoff says expectations for the 26-year-old ace should be tempered as he returns from Tommy John surgery.

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James Shields is probably going to sign somewhere soon, and the San Diego Padres have reportedly made their final offer to him. If he lands there, Shields could very well be the team's best starting pitcher. While Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross pitched to better results last year, neither pitcher threw nearly as many innings as Shields did.

Perennially underrated second baseman Neil Walker lost his arbitration case with the Pittsburgh Pirates.