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Mets Morning News

In a disastrous bit of news on the trade front, the Mets have been forced to send Zack Wheeler to the DL with shoulder soreness.

Kevin Kernan says Wheeler’s injury status is the Mets’ own fault, as they didn’t give him any extra rest between starts leading up to the All-Star break, and could have already traded him.

The Mets have sent Omar Minaya to scout top Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia.

Travis d’Arnaud put on quite a show against the Yankees, and his performance in Tampa Bay has some questioning whether the Mets gave him enough time to recover and showcase himself post-surgery before they cut him.

The Mets and Dominic Smith are both happy with how he’s turned the corner this season.

Around the National League East

The Braves are on a five game winning streak following their victory over the Brewers.

The Phillies gave up 16 runs to the Dodgers in a very ugly loss.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs acquired Martin Maldonado from the Royals via trade.

Pitcher Robbie Ray is becoming one of the hottest trade chips on the market due to his performance and the fact that he’s more than just a fall rental.

Luis Severino is open to pitching out of the bullpen at first if that’s what it takes to get back to action with the Yankees.

MLB is looking to add advertising patches to uniforms in the coming years.

The Hardball Times looked at the difficult task of excelling at both baseball and football, and some of the past players who’ve tried to make the leap between sports.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

There was a new episode of From Complex to Queens to check out.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded Armando Benitez to the Yankees on this date in 2003 and have never had trouble with volatile closers ever again.