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They immediately DFA’ed Flexen, however, so the reunion was short-lived. They also transferred Edwin Uceta to the 60-day IL.
The Mets will pay Flexen $4 million, as well as the $600,000 owe to Gott.
Prior to the move, the Mets optioned Elieser Hernández, who was previously on the IL, to Triple-A Syracuse and designated Muckenhirn for assignment.
Around the National League East
In the victory, Ronald Acuña Jr. made history with his 40th stolen base, which made him the first player with 20 homers, 40 steals, and 50 runs batted in before the All Star break (also the first to accomplish those three feats before his team’s 84th game).
Miami edged the Cardinals 5-4.
It looks like Bryce Harper is moving his family to Knoxville, Tennessee following the conclusion of the 2023 MLB season.
Around Major League Baseball
Anthony Castrovince discusses a teenager in Virginia who could just be the next Shohei Ohtani.
Thanks to Jahmai Jones’ heroics, the Brewers were able to overcome a 6-0 deficit and beat the Cubs 8-6. In Jones’ first at-bat in the majors since 2021, he hit a three-run double to help guide Milwaukee to the improbable victory.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
David Capobianco reminisced about Matt Harvey’s 18th start in 2013, which was not a Happy Harvey Day.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1985, the Mets played a six-hour game with the Braves that lasted into July 5. The Mets emerged victorious in that marathon battle with Atlanta, which went 19 innings.