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Mets Morning News: Mets split spring training games; Rosario’s hand is okay

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Meet the Mets

The Mets defeated the Astros but fell to the Red Sox in Monday’s spring training slate.

After a scary moment on the field, X-rays on Amed Rosario’s hand have come back negative, and he says he’s not in much pain.

The Mets couldn’t reach a deal with Edwin Diaz and renewed his contract at $607,425.

John Franco and Al Leiter are joining the Mets’ front office as special advisers. Joel Sherman says that their reintegration back into the fold further shows the need to lock up Jacob deGrom long term.

The Mets have decided not to play an exhibition game at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, but are considering doing a team workout at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

The Mets may have made a savvy pickup by hiring Tim Kissner as a special assignment scout.

Around the National League East

Jim Bowden has his offseason grades for the NL East.

Bryce Harper’s Phillies Jersey is setting sales records.

The Marlins staged a comeback and walked off the Nationals in their spring training game.

Around Major League Baseball

Clayton Kershaw is likely not going to be ready in time for opening day.

Giants CEO Larry Baer has stepped away from the team while MLB investigates his recent altercation with his wife.

Oliver Perez feels stronger than ever entering his 17th season as an MLB pitcher.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is working on his conditioning entering this season.

Here’s the story of Claire Smith, the first female beat writer in the history of MLB.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos previewed Robert Gsellman’s 2019 season.

Allison McCague brought you the first King of Spring Training update.

This date in Mets history

Mike Hessman, the ultimate minor league slugger, who had a cup of coffee with the Mets in 2010, turns 41 today.