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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey hooks fish, Mets search for another catcher

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets shut out the Marlins in Jupiter on Sunday. Matt Harvey hurled four scoreless innings to pace a pitching staff that held Miami to three hits and three walks for the game. Meanwhile, Ruben Tejada slugged a double and a triple with three RBI in the 11-0 rout.

The solid start was especially encouraging for Harvey, who hasn't pitched as effectively against Miami as he has against other teams.

Dilson Herrera exited the game after fouling a pitch off his knee, but he's still going to be able to play for Venezuela in a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament this weekend.

New York is reportedly looking for a veteran backup catcher so that Kevin Plawecki can develop with regular work in Triple-A.

Asdrubal Cabrera isn't sure if his strained knee injury will keep him off of the Opening Day roster.

Around the National League East

Despite leaving Friday's game with a sore hand, Freddie Freeman was back in the Braves' lineup yesterday and feeling good.

Max Scherzer looked sharp in his second Grapefruit League start of spring training.

The Good Phight reminds us that Jose Bautista was not the first player to challenge the Phillie Phanatic to a feat of strength.

Around Major League Baseball

It feels like this year's spring training has been one big commercial for car insurance. Joey Gallo didn't help matters by mashing a home run into a Tempe parking lot.

While speaking in Ohio, Donald Trump said that Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame. As a show of thanks, Rose gave the presidential hopeful a signed baseball.

This date in Mets history

In 1961, George Weiss was named as the Mets' first team president.