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Mets Morning News: Mets warming up to Neil Walker, making waiver claims

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Meet the Mets

The Mets are apparently interested in re-signing Neil Walker after all. With Dilson Herrera gone in the Jay Bruce trade, the Mets seem to have warmed to the idea of bringing back Walker.

The Mets have been active in the waiver wire market, though they haven’t yet been able to swing a deal.

Steven Matz says the pain from his bone spur is improving.

The Mets had mixed reactions to Alex Rodriguez’s retirement announcement.

David Wright visited the kids at Camp Coleman for a day and had a great time.

The Mets and Citigroup have apparently raised at least $148,000 to help fight child hunger this year.

The Mets are mulling over who should be the fifth starter in the rotation.

Around the NL East

The Marlins lost to the Giants in 14 innings.

Ryan Zimmerman is understandably frustrated about being on the disabled list.

Chase Utley faced his old team and helped fell the Phillies in Los Angeles.

The Braves pulled off a win against the Brewers in twelve innings.

Around MLB

Brandon Crawford had the game of his life for the Giants, collecting seven hits against the Braves.

The Red Sox are not planning anything special for A-Rod’s last game at Fenway.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was hospitalized in Miami after feeling ill. He’s expected to be released today.

Clayton Kershaw played catch for the first time in weeks, in news that’s surely heartening for Dodgers fans.

Tim Tebow has decided to pursue a career in baseball, which only leaves the question of whether he’ll be playing shortstop or center field for the Mets next season.

Yesterday at AA

Brian Salvatore analyzed Jacob deGrom’s changeup.

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Lukas Vlahos delivered the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

In 1988 the Mets played the first full night game at Wrigley Field after the intended debut of the Wrigley night game between the Cubs and Pirates was rained out.