Morning Briefing: Rain, Rain Go Away

Good morning Mets fans! Last night’s game was canceled due to rain.

But the Mets play the Padres at home tonight at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Latest Mets News

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Paul Sewald will be called up to take the spot vacated by Jeurys Familia on the active roster.

DiComo also reports that Noah Syndergaard is heading back to the disabled list after making two starts as he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease.

Zach Braziller of the New York Post reported on Sunday afternoon that the Mets are promoting top prospect Andres Gimenez from Class-A Port St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that in addition to the Mariners, Diamondbacks and Brewers, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cleveland Indians have shown interest in Asdrubal Cabrera.

MLB analyst Jim Bowden was so against the Jeurys Familia return that he had to make sure it was legit.

Zack Wheeler remains the likely only Mets starter to be traded at the deadline, as there is said to be a half-dozen teams interested.

Mets assistant GM John Ricco said heel surgery would be the extreme move for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce should return to the Mets lineup and ramp up baseball activities soon.

Mets assistant GM JP Riccardi took the bullet, and if you have any complaints on the Familia trade they should be sent his way.

Latest MLB News

Matt Carpenter has homered in six straight games, the longest single-season streak in Cardinals franchise history.

Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar will miss 4-to-6 weeks after suffering a right AC joint sprain after diving for a ball in center.

The Red Sox are amongst several teams scouting Tigers veteran RHP Mike Fiers with the trade deadline approaching.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals have traded Brian Goodwin to the Royals for minor league right-hander Jacob Condra-Bogan. Sammy Solis was called up to replace Goodwin on the roster so they’re back to a 7-man bullpen.

The Phillies announced that they’ve placed reliever Edubray Ramos on the 10-day disabled list with a left patella tendon strain. To take his roster spot, the team reinstated fellow reliever Luis Garcia from the DL.

Latest on MMO

Josh Finkelstein discusses Michael Conforto’s hot start to the second half.

Finkelstein also discusses the Familia trades “Salary dump” as opposed to the retooling for the future.

This Day in Mets History

2011: For the first time in the 50-year history of the franchise, the Mets compile a 50-50 won-loss record after playing one hundred games.

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