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Mets Morning News: Mets introduce Vargas, place TJ Rivera on the disabled list

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets officially introduced the newest member of the rotation but with the addition of Vargas the competition for the rotation is now more pronounced.

With the Vargas signing, GM Sandy Alderson said he is most likely done making moves this offseason.

To make room for the lefty on the 40-man, the Mets placed TJ Rivera on the 60-day disabled list.

Jose Reyes comes into camp this year ready to contribute in whatever role the Mets need of him.

Tim Tebow received an invite to camp this year and the GM thinks that the former quarterback could one day make it to the majors.

Around the National League East

The Braves are looking to bolster their bullpen and bring back reliever Peter Moylan.

Around Major League Baseball

The Angels signed first baseman Chris Carter to a minor league contract.

Evan Longoria is a Giant now but he still has some empathy for both Rays fans and his former teammates.

The Eric Hosmer signing was a bit of a shocker but perhaps the Padres are closer to contending than it originally appears.

The Padres now have a crowded outfield with Wil Myers having to switch positions, and Hunter Renfroe is drawing some interest from teams.

Jake Odorizzi had a down year last year for the Rays, but he has the potential to have a nice bounce back season with the Twins.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets’ first spring training in team history started on this date in 1962.