Morning briefing: Mark Vientos set to make Major League debut


Hello, Mets fans!

After a quiet night on offense in the series opener, the New York Mets shrugged off the lumber and scored 11 points in a must-win game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Contributions on the offense of Marc Canha, Eduardo Escobar, Francois Lindor assisted Carlos CarrascoThe early bounce off the mound to lead the Mets to an 11-3 win. For more on this win, check out our summary!

Also, with the help of the Seattle Mariners, the New York Mets are back in the division lead by half a game. Seattle beat Atlanta 3-1 late last night.

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Another team member returns to Queens as Mets reliever Drew Smith has been added to the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies roster. He launched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts on his first rehab assignment.

As was documented yesterday, Starling Marte was placed on the injured list with his fractured finger. He is eligible to return on the 17th. However, it remains to be seen when he will actually return.

In a corresponding move, the Mets named one of their top prospects, Marc Vientos. Buck Showalter said Vientos will make his major league debut this afternoon against Miami.

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The Yankees will be looking to get support in their bullpen as soon as Aroldis Chapman, Zack Breton and Michael Castro will all pitch in a Double-A rehab match on Sunday, per Athleticismis Lindsey Adler. Harrison Bader will also play in the game.

The Chicago White Sox announced that the director Tony La Russawho walked away from the club with heart problems, was allowed to travel with the team to attend the former A’s pitcher’s number retirement ceremony, David Stewart. Doctors have not yet cleared La Russa to play in the game.

Mike Petriello from Created a Twitter feed detailing how teams can move players under the new rules that were voted on Friday. One of those rules is the elimination of lag, where infielders will have to stay on their respective sides and on the infield. The previously mentioned Twitter thread explores ways to change the settings for the new rule.

Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN write that MLB and MLBPA finalized a card verification agreement on Saturday for minor leaguers to join the MLBPA. If all goes well, the next step will be collective bargaining.

The Milwaukee Brewers announce that they have placed the pitcher Eric Lauer on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to 9/8) with left elbow inflammation. Launcher Trevor Kelley was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Christina DeNicola reports that Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisolm Jr will not return this season after recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Albert Pujol hit home run number 696 against the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. Pujols home run ties him with Alex Rodriguez for fourth place all-time.

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Andrew Steele-Davis detailed Mets Manager Buck Showalterlast struggle in managing the bullpen in key moments. He also has Explain the news of Mark Vientos’ call.

Antoine Caraturo Explain the Mets placing Starling Marte on the disabled list.

Nick Ruco recap the Mets’ big 11-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

On this date in Mets history

1997: John Olerud hit for the cycle against the Montreal Expos in a 9-5 win. Olerud doubled in the first, singled in the third, homered in the seventh, then found the bases loaded in the eighth and tripled.

Birthdays: Franck Francisco (43)


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