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Mets Morning News: Another infielder bites the dust

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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

After suffering a strained left oblique, Todd Frazier is heading to New York for a cortisone shot.

With their second infielder going down in the last week, the Mets’ infield depth is being tested. Anthony DiComo writes that the team is not panicking.

Following the Frazier injury, Kevin Kernan thinks it is time to move Jeff McNeil back to the infield.

John Harper wonders whether or not Brodie Van Wagenen is putting too much faith in the Met’s veterans.

Mike Piazza was in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday and said he would welcome the Mets retiring David Wright’s number.

Kevin Kernan took a look at what is at the heart of the Mets’ culture change.

Brodie Van Wagenen shares why he reads all of the comments on social media.

The Mets lost both of their spring training games yesterday as Brandon Nimmo made his spring debut and Rajai Davis homered.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper would prefer to not sign with the Phillies.

Meanwhile, Phillies pitcher Tommy Hunter has a grade 1 flexor strain and will not throw for two weeks.

The Nationals’ bullpen cart driver tryouts brought out all types of people.

Brian McCann was back behind the plate for the Braves on Tuesday.

Marlins prospect Victor Victor Mesa has a hamstring strain.

Around Major League Baseball

The Rockies and Nolan Arenado agreed to an 8-year, $260 million contract. The deal includes a full no-trade clause and is the highest annual salary of a position player in all of baseball.

Clayton Kershaw is still not throwing but manager Dave Roberts said the three-time Cy Young winner will not have an MRI.

Doing interviews in English is all part of Yu Darvish’s comeback plan.

The Cardinals signed Matt Wieters to a minor league deal and extended pitcher Miles Mikolas to an extension.

Major League Baseball and the independent Atlantic League announced a partnership to test out new rule proposals for the next three years.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin previewed Amed Rosario’s 2019 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date 105 years ago, the sacrifice fly was introduced for the first time.