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Mets Morning News: Lugo sidelined for weeks, Bartolo to receive video tribute

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

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Meet the Mets

Seth Lugo will miss at least “a couple weeks” of action due to a slight UCL tear in his pitching elbow. Lugo had experienced tightness in his elbow last season, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

Bartolo Colon will receive a pre-game video tribute before his start at Citi Field on Wednesday. The Mets won’t need a scouting report before facing Colon, Marc Carig of Newsday points out.

Kevin Sheehan of the New York Post detailed the latest developments of the Jose Reyes love child saga.

Justin Birnbaum of BP Mets wrote about the late Brian Cole.

Abbey Mastracco of spoke to Asdrubal Cabrera about his success in the clutch.

Around the NL East

Brock Stassi is reaping the benefits of a “major-league lifestyle.”

The Marlins’ decision to not carry a left-handed specialist could come back to bite them.

The Braves recruited an NBA great to promote their new stadium.

Dusty Baker will continue to tinker with Washington’s lineup.

Around Major League Baseball

Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs continues to sing Kendall Graveman’s praises.

Stephen Piscotty took an early exit from the Cardinals’ game after suffering a head contusion.

Eric Nusbaum of VICE Sports unpacked “the legend of Rougned Odor,” the toughest player in baseball.

The Ringer staff produced their full predictions for the 2017 season.

Albert Almora robbed a home run on his mom’s birthday.

Jonathan Mayo of filled us in on the progress of the Mets’ Top 30 prospects.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich provided us with highlights from the Mets’ Opening Day win.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1983, Tom Seaver took the mound for the Mets for the first time since 1977.

Happy birthday to Lastings Milledge and Jimmie Schaffer!