A strong season by Jay Bruce reportedly has not translated into significant trade interest for the veteran outfielder.
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Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the San Diego Padres 5-3 Monday.
Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer
Mets callup Chris Flexen, scheduled to start Thursday, has had a bump up in velocity this year to 92-95 and will show four pitches including an above-average changeup. Unranked to start the year, he's become one of the system's top starting pitching prospects with his newfound stuff.
After being placed on the disabled list last month with biceps tendinitis, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been put back on the DL because of a stress reaction in his right arm.
Rookie Matt Chapman quickly atoned for a baserunning blunder by hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that sent the Oakland Athletics over the Mets 3-2 Sunday, ending New York's four-game winning streak.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking at a possible deal for New York Mets closer Addison Reed.
Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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Jay Bruce has 25 HR this season, his 7th season with 25+ HR. Since his debut in 2008, only Albert Pujols (8) and Miguel Cabrera (8) have more.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Asdrúbal Cabrera with his first career start at third base. This is his second career game at third base; he previously played third on August 8, 2007 with Cleveland at Chicago-AL.
Friday's longest home runs
Aaron Judge finally broke his post-All-Star break home run slump, but it was the Mets' Michael Conforto with Friday's longest blast, taking the A's Paul Blackburn deep for his 18th homer of the season.
Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins rescued the Mets' bullpen with a five-out save as New York held off the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Friday night for its third straight victory.
Ahead of the Mets-Athletics game on Friday night, Yoenis Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle that he'd love to finish up his playing days with Oakland, his first MLB team.
The market for Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera could heat up if he can play third base.
The Brewers reportedly have checked in on Addison Reed as a way to bolster their struggling bullpen.
Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal was late covering first base on a two-out grounder by Jose Reyes that turned into a game-winning single in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets over St. Louis 3-2 Thursday.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Mets have several veteran hitters (Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lucas Duda) attracting varying degrees of interest as the trade deadline approaches. But closer Addison Reed is generating the widest range of inquiries and is the Mets player most likely to be moved by July 31, sources say. Reed is having a strong year and is eligible for free agency in November.
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Since the start of the 2016 season, Jake Lamb is one of five left-handed batters to have 50 home runs and 150 RBI.
Staked to an early lead, Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning and won his career-best seventh straight start as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Wednesday.
The Mets reportedly are willing to take on salary in deadline deals, making it easier to deal veterans such as Jay Bruce.
"Very few teams have a guy they can hand the ball to and say, 'Win us a game.'" With all the ailing arms in Flushing, deGrom has been that guy.