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Mets Morning News: Terry Collins tells Mets to quit horsing around

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

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Meet the Mets

Yoenis Cespedes went with a more old fashioned mode of transportation yesterday. He rode into camp on a horse with Noah Syndergaard in tow.

Terry Collins seemed amused by the horseplay, but ultimately said that it's time to get down to business.

Curtis Granderson has been diagnosed with conjunctivitis, but the condition is not considered serious. The veteran outfielder doesn't totally agree with the diagnosis, but he sat out of workouts on Tuesday anyway.

The Post is reporting that Michael Cuddyer did not save the Mets the full value of his remaining contract when he retired.

Tuesday was Photo Day for the Mets at Port St. Lucie. Newsday has some of the close-ups.

Former Mets beat writer Andy McCullough thinks Collins's team should be a little more sad about last year's incredible season.

Around the National League East

Maikel Franco of the Phillies smashed his teammate's windshield with a home run ball during batting practice.

Some of the Braves' best prospects helped the team rally from behind and earn a 4-4 draw with Baltimore in Atlanta's Grapefruit League opener.

The Marlins are entering the 2016 campaign as a much healthier club than they were last year.

Federal Baseball has an update on the Nationals' position battle at shortstop, where the promising Trea Turner is being blocked by both Danny Espinosa and Stephen Drew.

Around Major League Baseball

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was suspended 30 games by MLB for his role in an alleged domestic violence incident.

The Royals signed Salvador Perez to a five-year contract extension worth $52 million.

The Rays will play an exhibition game in Havana versus the Cuban National Team on March 22.

Grant Brisbee compares Las Vegas's over-under totals with FanGraphs's projected win totals for the upcoming season.

The Brewers didn't quite deny the rumors that they replaced the original Hank the Dog with a new version.

Twins slugger Byung-ho Park bonded with his new teammates over the latest episode of "The Bachelor."

Former Mets prospect Michael Fulmer pitched two scoreless innings in the Tigers' Grapefruit League opener.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Steve Schreiber previewed the 2016 campaign of Michael Conforto.

Lukas Vlahos did the same for Hansel Robles.

Matt Varvaro celebrated the impending return of Keith Hernandez by recalling some of the controversial commentator's greatest moments.

This date in Mets history

In 1966, Atlanta lost the draft rights to Tom Seaver due to a technicality.