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Lucas Duda is on the mend after taking 40 swings in batting practice with no issue. He and Travis d'Arnaud should be back in the lineup soon, though Brandon Nimmo has a swollen thumb and could be sidelined a bit longer.
Wilmer Flores is off to a hot start at the plate and has looked alright in the field. The Mets will manage their subpar up the middle defense by using data to help influence positioning of Flores and Daniel Murphy.
Mike Barwis has helped to motivate the Mets' players who've taken part in his training sessions.
The Yu Darvish injury should persuade the Mets to keep Dillon Gee around rather than trade him.
Around the NL East
Denard Span will miss 4-6 weeks after he had surgery to repair a right core muscle injury.
Around the Majors
Ted Berg wrote about the many minor league ballplayers that earn less than minimum wage.
Yesterday At AA
Chris McShane is in Port St. Lucie and spoke with Mets pitching prospect Matt Bowman about sabermetrics, his reliance on stats, and his delivery.
Chris also took a number of pictures, some of which you can see in the FanShots section. Here's Noah Syndergaard!
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