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Mets Morning News: Mets in the Yoshinobu Yamamoto mix, sign Austin Adams

Your Friday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

When it comes to Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the Mets are in the mix.

The Mets signed right-handed relief pitcher Austin Adams yesterday.

Over at Faith and Fear in Flushing, Greg Prince handed out an important annual award.

Former Mets closer Billy Wagner is getting close to making the Hall of Fame, and he hopes this is the year that he does.

Around Major League Baseball

If you were hoping to see Thomas Szapucki return to the Mets, you’re out of luck for now, as the Giants brought him back on a minor league deal after non-tendering him.

Shohei Ohtani took home his third-straight Edgard Martinez Award for being an outstanding designated hitter.

MLB Network will premiere a documentary on George Brett next week as the winter meetings come to an end.

The Pirates are hiring Sarah Gelles as an assistant GM.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

We took a look at the Mets’ rotation now that Luis Severino is in it.

This Date in Mets History

The traded that brought Armando Benitez to the Mets happened on this date in 1998.