Two rival GMs told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the Indians are now considered the favorites to land Jonathan Lucroy.
Lucroy was held out of Saturday's lineup in anticipation of a trade materializing in the next 24 hours. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick said the Mets haven't made much headway in talks for Lucroy while SB Nation's Chris Cotillo shared that the Rangers remain "far apart" in negotiations. That leaves Cleveland as the de facto favorite. The Brewers could be eying top catching prospect Francisco Mejia, who is currently on a 40-game hitting streak for High-A Lynchburg. Though no deal is imminent, the odds are incredibly strong that Lucroy has played his final game as a Brewer.
According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the Mets are "very involved" in talks for Jay Bruce.
The Mets signed Justin Ruggiano on Saturday but are still looking for more outfield depth with Juan Lagares sidelined by a thumb injury and Yoenis Cespedes still hampered by a quad strain. It looked like Bruce might be headed to the Dodgers in a three-team trade on Friday but those talks seemed to have died down. Despite the trade rumors, Bruce will start as usual Saturday against the Padres.
Mets signed OF Justin Ruggiano.
It's a major league contract and Ruggiano will immediately take the spot of Jose Reyes, who was placed on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. Ruggiano will start in center field and bat seventh Saturday against the Rockies. He'll give the Mets some outfield depth with Juan Lagares (thumb) out and Yoenis Cespedes still feeling the effects of a strained quad.
Mets placed 3B Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal strain.
Reyes was diagnosed with an intercostal strain earlier this week and will now sit down for at least the next 15 days. The 33-year-old has hit .239 with three homers, eight RBI and three steals since returning to the Mets earlier this month. His roster spot will be absorbed by Justin Ruggiano.
Padres optioned LHP Keith Hessler to Triple-A El Paso.
The Padres needed to clear a roster spot for Jarred Cosart, who was acquired from the Marlins on Friday. Hessler carries an underwhelming 11.25 ERA over five outings for the Friars this year.