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

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Mets Morning News

With storms in the forecast, the Mets and Rockies game was called and a single admission doubleheader was scheduled for the series finale.

The Yankees were also rained out which means four baseball games will be played in the same city which has been a rarity.

Before the rainout, the team activated their newest acquisition Billy McKinney and placed Johneshwy Fargas on the injured list.

McKinney is ready to help the Mets win and is excited for the opportunity with his new team.

Dominic Smith was not in the posted lineup since he is dealing with a knee contusion but for now it seems to be a minor injury.

The Mets are going to try something different where players actually come off the injured list. Both Pete Alonso and Taijuan Walker are feeling much better and could return shortly after they are eligible.

Tomas Nido has recently seen his playing time increase and is becoming more than just a defensive back-up catcher.

While Nido has claimed a greater share of the catching duties, James McCann has acquitted himself nicely over at first.

Around the National League East

Marcell Ozuna will be out at least six weeks for the Braves after he dislocated two fingers sliding into third base.

The Braves fell apart right before a lengthy rain delay and the Red Sox poured it on in Atlanta’s 9-5 loss in Boston.

The Marlins rallied late to defeat the Phillies 4-2 with Jon Berti delivering the key hit for Miami.

Aaron Nola was solid for the Phillies but it wasn’t enough to top the Fish.

The Nationals attempted to play a baseball game, but the rains came in the fourth and the game will resume as part of a doubleheader to finish off the series against the Reds.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball finally concluded its investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Mickey Callaway and suspended him until the end of the 2022 season where he can be reinstated. After the suspension was announced the Angels fired him.

Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos had his hat confiscated after umpire Joe West noticed substances on it. Manager Mike Shildt was tossed from the game and spoke afterwards about how baseball has its focus in all the wrong places and should be focusing on substances that are actually impacting the game.

Completely unrelated and this is no way referencing the above sentence but the Astros defeated Trevor Bauer and the Dodgers 5-2.

The Yankees received some bad injury news to two of its players. Starter Corey Kluber was diagnosed with a strain of the subscapular muscle in his shoulder and will miss at least two months. Luke Voit is also headed to the IL with an oblique strain.

Manager Bob Melvin is beloved in Oakland and has become the longest tenured manager in the majors by finding a way to get the most out of his players.

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it is a good time to check in on the standings and see what teams are in good shape and what teams still have some work to do.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Dr. Meredith Wills discussed the state of the “dead” baseballs on the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own.

Chris McShane took a look at Sean Reid-Foley’s early success with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Terry Collins!