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Mets Notes: Broxton sent to O’s; no update on Nimmo

The New York Mets have traded Keon Broxton to the Baltimore Orioles for $500,000 international bonus pool money.

Broxton hit 20 home runs for the Brewers as recently as 2017, but he’s played sporadically in the Majors over the past two seasons, hitting .165 with a .568 OPS across 85 games for Milwaukee and New York.

Broxton hit .143 with no home runs and 2 RBIs in 34 games this season, his first with the Mets.

The 29-year-old Broxton is a career .216 hitter with .710 OPS over parts of five Major League seasons.

Nimmo, McNeil, Smith updates

The Mets don’t have an update yet on Brandon Nimmo. Manager Mickey Callaway said Nimmo is still seeing the doctor right now.

As for Jeff McNeil, he’s out of the starting lineup with a tight hamstring. It doesn’t sound likely that he’ll be available off the bench, but Mickey wouldn’t rule it out one-hunderd percent yet.

After being adamant all year that Dominic Smith would not see any time in the outfield, but Callaway said that could change now out of necessity.

No more “three-out rule”

Callaway said that the Diaz “three-out rule,” is no longer in effect. Callaway says the Mets need to win games and are going to be treating these games like the playoffs.

“If we’re not going to be where we want to be at this point, how can we expect to be there and hold off on doing that with Diaz?,” he said.

Lineup vs. Max

The Mets face the Nationals at Citi Field at 7:10pm. Here is their lineup against Nationals ace Max Scherzer:

Amed Rosario – SS
J.D Davis – LF
Robinson Canó – 2B
Pete Alonso – 1B
Todd Frazier – 3B
Carlos Gómez – RF
Juan Lagares – CF
Tomás Nido – C
Jacob deGrom – RHP

Jacob deGrom will oppose Scherzer for the Mets.

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