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Mets Morning News: Conforto injured, Cespedes needs votes

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New York Mets v San Francisco Giants Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Michael Conforto suffered a left wrist contusion during Sunday’s game against the Giants, but the injury isn’t expected to keep him out of action for long, if at all.

Yoenis Cespedes needs to make up about a half-million votes in the next few days to overtake Marcell Ozuna for the third outfield spot in the All-Star Game.

David Wright is still hoping to make a comeback.

Curtis Granderson has been red-hot during the month of June.

While the Mets were in San Francisco, Matt Harvey was out in the Hamptons, partying and drinking with his friends. On the plus side, he’s apparently a good tipper.

Kevin Kernan argues that the Mets should consider giving up on Travis d’Arnaud.

Around the NL East

A (presumably drunk) man stole a golf cart at SunTrust Park last week before crashing it into a metal pole.

The teenage son of former Braves player Keith Lockhart is on life support after being hit in the face by a baseball during a game.

The Marlins have acquired Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

The Nationals have signed Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

The Nationals lost a close game to the Cubs.

The Diamondbacks beat the Phillies in the final game of their series.

Around MLB

Terry Francona left the Indians’ game early last night because he was feeling ill. Francona was hospitalized earlier this year after a game against the Dodgers.

The US Court of Appeals has ruled that Minor League Baseball is exempt from anti-trust laws.

The Angels snapped the Dodgers’ ten-game winning streak.

The Rockies made a trade for Cubs pitcher Zac Rosscup.

Charlie Sheen is putting Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring up for auction. He’s also auctioning the contract that sent Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1919.

Yesterday at AA

Lukas Vlahos handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962 the Mets signed a 17-year-old player named Ed Kranepool. The kid turned out alright.