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Could Jay Bruce be heading back to Queens?
The Mets tendered contracts to their nine arbitration-eligible players.
Around the National League East
Andrew Tinnish backed out of his job with the Braves and will return to the Blue Jays.
The Braves also chose to non-tender several players, with the biggest surprise likely being the decision to cut loose Matt Adams.
The Marlins, continuing a trend of unpopular moves under Derek Jeter’s leadership, apparently fired a longtime scout while he was in the hospital undergoing colon cancer surgery. They even went so far as to shut off his cell phone while he was undergoing rehab after the surgery.
The Phillies are continuing to build their coaching staff.
Around Major League Baseball
Aaron Boone is the new manager of the New York Yankees. Boone has never coached at any level.
Gregg Zaun was fired from his position as a Blue Jays analyst on Sportsnet for “inappropriate behavior and comments” toward female co-workers.
The Shohei Otani bidding can now officially commence.
The Cardinals dealt Aledmys Diaz to the Blue Jays.
Greg Holland and Mike Moustakas won the Comeback Players of the Year awards.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets have tended to sign third basemen on this date in the past.