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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

Jacob deGrom left Tuesday’s team scrimmage after one inning due to back tightness.

Robinson Cano’s absence is over, though it is still unknown why he was away from the team.

Daniel Kaplan looks at if the offers for the Mets are indicative of a pandemic discount for a franchise sale. Meanwhile, at least three groups are moving on to the second round of bidding for the Mets, including Steve Cohen. There continue to be rumors surrounding a mysterious fourth bidder for the team as well.

Howie Rose sat down with former manager Terry Collins to discuss his time as Mets’ skipper, as well as an incident that involved the word jackpot.

Dominic Smith spoke to Anthony DiComo on the Black Lives Matter movement and speaking out against racism.

Eleven players in the Mets 60-man pool were moved from Citi Field to the teams alternate site in Brooklyn.

Yoenis Cespedes was making flashy plays in the outfield on Tuesday, as well as hitting a laser beam home run during batting practice.

Ken Davidoff writes that the Mets have come together to regain the momentum they had in spring training.

Around the National League East

Yasiel Puig is heading to Atlanta as he signed a one-year deal with the Braves on Tuesday evening.

In what is probably not a big surprise, the Phillies will not be able to have fans at any games during the 2020 season.

Jay Bruce, a member of the Phillies, is welcoming the arrival of the universal DH.

Around Major League Baseball

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow was back with the Rays after testing positive for COVID-19. Glasnow said he had mild cold symptoms.

The Rangers furloughed 12% of their employees, across both business and baseball operations.

11 umpires have opted out of the 2020 season so far, Jon Heyman reports.

Former Met Juan Lagares elected free agency after not being selected to the Padres player pool.

Ken Davidoff writes that Aaron Judge’s injury concerns are blocking his path superstardom.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

SNY released their 2020 broadcast schedule, detailed here by Christian Romo.

Christian Romo also previewed Gordon Beckham’s 2020 season and why he’s a last resort for the infield.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1991, the Mets traded away Ron Darling to the Montreal Expos.

Happy birthday to the late Donn Clendenon. The 1969 World Series MVP would have been 85 today.