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Mets Morning News: Yo does Yoga; Wilmer willing to play outfield

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

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Meet the Mets

Yoenis Cespedes has been doing yoga this offseason in order to gain flexibility and avoid leg injuries.

Wilmer Flores just wants to be in the lineup, no matter where in the field he plays.

Sandy Alderson gave his endorsement to assistant Mets GM John Ricco to take over when he eventually steps down.

MLB.com took a look back at the days when Darryl and Doc ruled Queens as part of their Black History Month retrospective series.

Mickey Callaway, Aaron Boone, and others reacted to the new MLB pace of play rules.

Around the National League East

The Braves designated Mauricio Cabrera for assignment to make room for Peter Moylan on their roster.

The Braves are making some changes to SunTrust Park before the season begins.

The Nationals signed reliever Joaquin Benoit to a one-year deal.

Bryce Harper has no interest in talking about 2019.

Jason Kelce took his motivational speaking skills to the Phillies spring training complex on Monday.

Around Major League Baseball

J.D. Martinez signed a $110 million, five-year deal with the Red Sox.

The Diamondbacks quickly turned around and signed Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract.

Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a Bay Area emergency room late Monday night. His condition is unknown.

Jake Odorizzi will miss some of his teammates, but won’t miss being a Ray.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

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

Richard Staff previewed Wilmer Flores’ season.

This Date in Mets History

Several short-term Mets were born on this date including Shane Spencer, Livan Hernandez, and Phil Lombardi.