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Mets Morning News: Ruben Tejada placed on waivers, Mets make second round of roster cuts

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

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard struck out three over 3.2 innings, and Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs in an 8-6 victory over the Marlins.

The Mets made their second round of roster cuts, sending some interesting names to minor league camp. The Mets are now left with 39 players in big league camp.

Ruben Tejada's time with the Mets may be nearing an end. The Panamanian shortstop was placed on waivers, and reportedly did not travel with the team for spring training competition yesterday. According to Doug Mittler of ESPN, there is limited interest in Tejada around the league, as the Cardinals would only consider him "on the cheap."

The Mets are close to getting their captain back, as David Wright is slated to make his Spring debut against the Nationals on Friday.

Despite sending the young first baseman to minor league camp on Tuesday, Mets officials are still confident in Dominic Smith's power.

Around the Majors

Adam LaRoche seems likely to retire, despite being owed $13 million from the White Sox this season. The left-handed first baseman ranked fourth among active players in home runs against the Mets (29).

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation ranked the five most interesting players in the AL East.

Former top Yankees prospect Jesus Montero seems likely to wash out of the Mariners organization, Nathan Bishop of Lookout Landing writes.

If the Marlins provide Ichiro with enough at-bats this season, he may eclipse 3,000 hits. The 42-year-old slashed .229/.282/.279 in his first season with Miami.

Angels outfielder Daniel Nava committed an embarrassing mistake in Tuesday's game against the Mariners, forgetting the number of outs after catching a routine fly ball.

After losing Aaron Altherr for four-to-six months with a wrist injury, the Phillies are seeking corner outfield help.

Cuban baseball players may soon be able to sign directly with MLB teams.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber re-created Bartolo Colon's mythical batting practice home run.

Lukas Vlahos previewed Zach Wheeler's 2016 season.

Jeffrey Paternostro hosted episode 176 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1961, the New York State Legislature authorized the construction of Shea Stadium.

Happy birthday to Rich Puig, Hobie Landrith, Don Florence, Abraham Nunez, and Curtis Granderson!