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Mets Morning News: Lagares injury reportedly not serious

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Meet the Mets

Juan Lagares was injured during a Dominican Winter League game, but doctors thankfully found no serious damage to his shoulder during an examination on Monday.

MLB and the Mets helped raise over $235,000 to renovate a youth baseball field and dedicate it in honor of late Mets’ PR executive Shannon Forde, who died of cancer earlier this year.

Prosecutors will meet with Jeurys Familia’s wife, Bianca Rivas, before deciding whether to pursue assault charges against Familia.

The Yankees signed former Met Ruben Tejada to a minor league deal.

Around the NL East

The Braves signed John Danks to a minor league deal.

Stephen Strasburg plans to throw his cutter less in 2017.

The Angeles acquired Danny Espinosa from the Nationals in a trade that saw the Nationals get right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin.

Around MLB

The Dodgers re-signed Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million deal. Good news for the Mets as the Nationals and Marlins were known to be interested in signing him.

The Rockies’ Chad Bettis is being treated for testicular cancer, and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Rays officially signed Wilson Ramos.

A new MLB rule bans teams from hazing rookies by having them dress as women or wear “offensive” costumes.

The Orioles signed Logan Ondrusek to a one-year deal.

The Orix Buffaloes acquired three former MLB pitchers including former-Met Gonzalez Germen.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa examined the penultimate prospect on our list of the Mets’ top twenty-five prospects: Robert Gsellman.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1998 the Mets signed Rickey Henderson on this date.