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

New York Mets Workout Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom made his first appearance of the spring in a simulated game in Port St. Lucie. The simulated game gave deGrom a chance to work on all of his pitches.

J.D. Davis exited Tuesday afternoons game against the Tigers early after jamming his shoulder. Davis is set to have an MRI today.

Tim Britton looks at how much a changed catching stance can help Wilson Ramos behind the plate.

In the same game against the Tigers, Michael Wacha made his spring debut and showed improved velocity.

Tim Tebow hit his first ever spring training home run and had the chance to meet Kirk Gibson. Tebow’s father, as well as Gibson, is battling Parkinsons disease.

The Mets are thinking out of the box for filling their fifth spot in the starting rotation.

Rival scouts and executives say that Seth Lugo is the man the Mets should build their late-inning plan around.

Around the National League East

Freddie Freeman was scratched from the Braves lineup with right elbow irritation.

Phillies prospect Jhailyn Ortiz gave fans a glimpse of his power swing in Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays.

Carter Kieboom, who is competing for a shot to be the starting third baseman on opening day for the Nationals, has learned how to fail in public.

Don Mattingly and Derek Jeter set some expectations for the Marlins 2020 season.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees suffered a huge blow to their rotation as GM Brian Cashman announced Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery.

The 2021 World Baseball Classic will be played at five different stadiums across the globe and will take place from March 9th to the 23rd.

Joon Lee writes that Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio are ready to take the next step.

Anthony Rendon went 2-2 in his spring debut for the Angels.

Pete Abraham reports MLB’s investigation on the Red Sox is ongoing and results will not be announced this week.

MLB.com ranked the favorites to win the World Series from 1-30. The Mets came in at number five.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to quite a trio of former Mets for various reasons, Kevin Plawecki, Jose Reyes, and Fernando Rodriguez