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Mets Morning News: Swarzak getting an MRI, deGrom in question for start of season

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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

Steven Matz made his spring debut on Tuesday, and although it wasn’t smooth, his main concern right now is staying healthy.

Only time will tell if Yoenis Cespedes’ shoulder injury is really a minor deal.

Jacob deGrom has tightness in his lower back. He is set to throw a bullpen session today and then evaluate how he feels. Mickey Callaway it isn’t clear whether or not deGrom will be ready for the start of the season.

Anthony Swarzak left Tuesday’s game against the Astros with a strained left calf. He is set to have a MRI today.

Around the National League East

Trea Turner is hoping to become a difference maker for the Nationals.

Marlins pitcher Adam Conley changed his pitching mechanics this offseason, as well as his hair.

The Good Phight wrote about Aaron Nola finally being ready to be the Phillies opening day starter in 2018.

Johan Camargo is making his case to be the Braves opening day starter at third base.

Around Major League Baseball

The MLB Players Association filed a grievance on Friday against the Rays, Marlins, A’s, and Pirates for not complying with revenue sharing rules.

Former Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers.

MLB.com looks at five young starters who are set to have breakout seasons in 2018.

Eric Hosmer is already making good impressions in the Padres clubhouse. He gave San Diego’s third base coach a Rolex for giving Hosmer his number.

Tim Beckham, a former number one overall pick, still sees himself on top.

Tim Brown wrote a great piece on Dodgers prospect Keibert Ruiz and his bond with coach Travis Barbary.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brendan Carducci previewed Todd Frazier’s 2018 season while Robert Wolff looked at what to expect from Paul Sewald in 2018.

Aaron Yorke gave an update on the Mets injury list.

This Date in Mets History

Six years after acquiring Dave Kingman the first time, the Mets brought Kingman back on this day in 1981 in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.