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Mets Morning News: Mets absorb 6th straight loss, Cespedes may soon return

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets stumbled to their sixth straight loss, managing just five hits in a 5-4 defeat. Tommy Milone coughed up five earned runs over 5.2 innings while Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Jose Reyes went a combined 0-12 with six strikeouts.

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The Mets placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the 10-day DL. Jose Reyes is expected to take his place as the team’s everyday shortstop.

Neil Ramirez was signed to a major league contract, joining the Mets for their series in Arizona.

Merritt Rohlfing of Beyond The Box Score discussed the hot start of Michael Conforto.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation described Tim Tebow’s financial value to the Mets.

The Mets received encouraging news on Yoenis Cespedes’ recovery.

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News discussed the Mets’ reliance on Neil Ramirez and Tommy Milone to bolster their pitching corps.

Around the NL East

Yu Darvish held the Phillies in check in Texas’ 5-1 victory.

The Braves tallied 15 hits in a 9-5 win over the Blue Jays.

Veteran Marlins starter Tom Koehler was optioned to Triple-A after Tuesday’s loss to Houston.

Wilmer Difo homered in Washington’s win over the Pirates.

Around Major League Baseball

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggested Miami’s new ownership shed payroll.

Bob Klapisch of North Jersey remembered late umpire Steve Palermo.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports held a wide-ranging Q&A with Adam Jones of the Orioles.

Rian Watt of VICE Sports stated the case for Chris Archer to be traded.

Claire McNear of The Ringer sand Brandon Belt’s praises.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane introduced us to new Mets reliever Neil Ramirez.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2001, Steve Trachsel set the franchise record for most home runs allowed in an innings, surrendering four long balls to the Padres.

Happy birthday to Dick Smith!