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Morning Briefing: Now don't stumble!

Marc Serota/Miami's Jose Fernandez (left) is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the Marlins have won the last 10 games started by Henderson Alvarez (right).NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets portray themselves as still part of the NL East race. If they want to validate a series win against the Atlanta Braves, then they better head into the All-Star break strongly by taking care of business against the Miami Marlins, too. Zack Wheeler (4-8, 4.

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X-rays negative on Carlos Torres' hand

Carlos Torres #52 RPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM41 W4 L4 BB20 K62 ERA2.98 NEW YORK -- Carlos Torres completed the 11th inning and earned the win, but the reliever did get a visit from the trainer after being struck in the bare hand with a two-out line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton during the final inning of the Mets' 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves on Monday. An X-ray after the game was negative. Torres officially has a bruise.

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Inflammation for Niese; Mets-Braves lineups

NEW YORK –Mets starter Jon Niese (left shoulder strain) had a second MRI on Monday and said it showed he had inflammation in his left A/C joint. He will take anti-inflammatory medication. Niese said Sunday this is an injury he …

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Despite hot bat, Campbell here for a pinch

NEW YORK -- Since stepping into the lineup in Pittsburgh on June 27 because of David Wright's left shoulder injury, Eric Campbell has hit .464 (13-for-28) in eight games (seven starts). Eric Campbell #29 1BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM38 HR1 RBI9 R9 OBP.379 AVG.340 Despite the success, however, Campbell is returning mostly to a pinch-hitting role with Wright back, according to Terry Collins. The exception is starting at first base in the limited occasions when the Mets face left-handed starting pitching, which is the case in Monday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves, with Mike...

Baltimore Sun

Rockies acquire ex-Oriole Jurrjens from Reds

The Colorado Rockies acquired former All- Star pitcher Jair Jurrjens in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. In exchange, the Reds landed Double-A infielder Harold Riggins. Jurrjens hasn't regained the form that made him an All-Star with the Atlanta Braves in 2011, a season cut short by a knee injury. The right-hander went 50-36 in 118 starts for the Braves from 2008-12. He made three appearances for the Baltimore Orioles last season before he was sent to the minors in July. Jurrjens was 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in six starts for Triple-A...

CSN Washington

Around the NL East: Is the Braves' pitching staff unraveling?

Injuries and ineffectiveness have plagued Atlanta's rotation recently. Can they recover? That and more as we go Around the NL East.

MLB

5/31/13: Nats edge Braves, Strasburg exits early

Daily Recap: Denard Span ripped a pair of triples and the bullpen took care of the Braves after Stephen Strasburg exited with a back injury Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on Ja