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Mets Morning News: Juan Lagares injured in winter ball

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Juan Lagares injured his shoulder making a diving catch in the Dominican winter league and had to depart the game. X-rays were negative, but he will still head to New York to be checked out by doctors.

Jeurys Familia received clearance to pitch in winter ball, and possibly get ready for the World Baseball Classic, despite facing a possible suspension.

Is David Robertson a viable trade target?

As the team currently stands, early projections are not in the Mets’ favor for next season.

Around the NL East

Stephen Strasburg believes overusing his slider caused him to have season-ending surgery. Kenley Jansen remains on the Nationals’ radar for their vacant closer position.

Around the Majors

The Rays would like a massive haul should they trade ace pitcher Chris Archer.

Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays remain in contact to discuss a possible reunion.

If the White Sox continue to sell, there are several teams that could use pitcher Jose Quintana.

Danny Espinosa is an upgrade to what the Angels had on their roster.

The Astros have expressed interest in acquiring either Danny Duffy or Yordano Ventura from the Royals.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets made several transactions on this date in their history. In 1975, they traded Rusty Staub to the Tigers.

Eleven years later they traded Kevin Mitchell, Kevin Armstrong, Kevin Brown, Shawn Abner, and Stan Jefferson to the Padres for Kevin McReynolds, Gene Walter, and Adam Ging.

Finally, in 2005 Omar Minaya signed second baseman Jose Valentin who became an integral piece of the 2006 team.