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Mets Morning News: Mets add five players to 40-man roster, Familia’s wife asks for charges to be dropped

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Meet the Mets

The Mets added five players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

Jeurys Familia’s wife has asked prosecutors to drop assault charges against him stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident.

Neil Walker’s signing means less room for T.J. Rivera.

The Mets are considering non-tendering Rene Rivera.

The New York Times ran a long profile of assistant Mets GM John Ricco.

Tim Tebow is getting thoroughly dragged by scouts.

Around the NL East

The Nationals protected some of their players from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to their 40-man roster.

The Phillies went wild and added eleven players to their 40-man roster.

Mitt Romney apparently tried to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

Around MLB

Andrew Cashner agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers at $10 million.

The Astros had a busy day and acquired Brian McCann from the Yankees and also signed Josh Reddick.

The Twins cut third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who’s been in the organization since 2004.

The Mariners had an extremely active day, and completed a trade with the Yankees for James Pazos, after earlier completing a five-player deal with the Rays.

The Royals re-signed Drew Butera to a two-year $3.8 million deal.

Yesterday at AA

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1979 the Mets hit the auction block.