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Mets Morning News: A minor injury arises

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have their first injury of the year as Seth Lugo suffered a fractured right pinky toe.

Marcus Stroman gifted the Mets with his own HDMH apparel.

Edwin Diaz is taking a different approach this spring during live batting practice.

Numerous scouts weighed in on what kind of season Jeff McNeil can have.

Anthony DiComo looks at who the Mets leadoff hitter should be.

Yoelkis Cespedes, the half-brother of Mets star Yoenis Cespedes, has a showcase in the works for this June.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight wonders if the Phillies would be better off with Scott Kingery in center field.

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis had some strong words for Astros players involved in the sign-stealing scandal.

The Marlins will look to test out Jonathan Villar in center field.

Around Major League Baseball

LeBron James has his own thoughts on how Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball have handled the Astros cheating scandal.

Manfred also apologized on Tuesday for his prior remarks where he referred to the World Series trophy as “a piece of metal”.

Joel Sherman writes that Manfred’s report has become more powerful with his recent statements.

A fan is suing the Astros for overcharging for season tickets.

The Padres and Red Sox are still talking about a deal that would involve Wil Myers.

Aaron Judge spoke publicly on his thoughts about the Astros sign-stealing scandal for the first time and had plenty to say.

Craig Edwards tried to make sense of John Henry’s defense of the Mookie Betts trade.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos previewed Jeurys Familia’s 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets opened up at spring training for the first time ever.