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Mets Morning News: Brandon Nimmo injured, Team USA advances

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Brandon Nimmo pulled a hamstring during Italy’s game against Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic and could miss a few weeks.

David Wright reminisced about his tenure as Captain America from when he participated in the WBC.

Similarly, the Mets currently taking part in the WBC are proud of their heritage.

Jeurys Familia has looked great in the WBC tournament despite a heavy workload.

The Mets lost to Michael Fulmer and the Tigers by a final score of 4-3.

Despite having a mostly set roster, there are still a few position battles that need to play out.

This spring the Mets changed up the program for its pitchers and so far it seems to be working.

Addison Reed fixed a minor mechanical flaw that could’ve been responsible for his last poor outing.

Rafael Montero has impressed enough this spring that his name is in the mix to grab one of the final bullpen spots.

There are quite a few arms in the running to earn the last bullpen openings.

Amed Rosario has made a positive impression on both teammates and coaches.

The Mets teamed up with Marvel to create a Noah Syndergaard Thor bobblehead for a giveaway at a game.

Prospect Chris Flexen underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from his knee and he will likely miss 2-3 weeks.

Around the NL East

Jaime Garcia and the Braves defeated the Yankees 10-2.

The Phillies acquired ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from the Mariners.

The Nationals defeated the Astros by a score of 5-4 with a walk-off hit.

Around the Majors

The United States defeated Canada and advanced to the second round of the WBC tournament. Puerto Rico also advanced after defeating Italy, as did the Dominican Republic when they beat Colombia in extra innings. Mexico is also moving on after they defeated Venezuela.

They players on the Venezuelan team have bittersweet emotions when it comes to their home country.

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond suffered a fractured left hand after being hit by a pitch.

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a strained rotator cuff and will not be ready for Opening Day.

The Royals might be the next team to undergo a fire sale if they are out of contention in July.

Yesterday at AA

Timothy Finnegan put together some video he took of Zack Wheeler’s first start.

Steve Sypa wrote about the hamstring injury Brandon Nimmo sustained in the WBC and Chris Flexen’s surgery.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Johan Santana!