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Mets Morning News: Mets hang on for the win, Rosario is nearly ready

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

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Meet The Mets

The Mets hung on to defeat the Padres 6-5 last night in San Diego. Yoenis Cespedes had a big night, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run. He was pulled from the game as an injury precaution after scoring on an error after hitting a triple.

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In today’s ‘who saw that coming?’ news, the Chicago Cubs have shown interest in trading for backup catcher Rene Rivera.

Jeurys Familia is preparing to start rehabbing and throwing off a mound.

Amed Rosario is now MLB’s #2 top prospect. Dominic Smith’s stock continues to rise, going from #63 to #41.

Speaking of Rosario, Jon Heyman, who is clearly in on the ‘Don’t Be Surprised, Be Ready’ thing, reported that Rosario may be getting the call to the majors in the next week or so.

With Rosario seemingly on the rise, Jose Reyes discussed the passing of the torch with Kristie Ackert of the New York Post.

Hitting coach Kevin Long thinks that Yoenis Cespedes’s woes at the plate and in the field might be a result of his bulked-up training habits.

Around the NL East

The best team beat the worst team, as the Astros defeated the Phillies 5-0.

The Brewers beat the Nationals 8-0 in D.C.

Despite being pulled after two innings in his last start, Stephen Strasburg is expected to make his next start.

Around MLB

The Brewers have acquired reliever Anthony Swarzak from the White Sox for prospect Ryan Cordell.

Dexter Fowler was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Cardinals with a left forearm strain.

The Yankees are rumored to be in talks with the A’s to acquire starter Sonny Gray and possibly Yonder Alonso.

Yesterday at AA

Lukas Vlahos brought you your daily prospect report.

This Date In Mets History

On this day in 1999, the Mercury Mets hosted Turn Ahead The Clock Night, a reflection of what the Mets may look like in the very distant future. Those past-future Mets lost 5-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.