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The Mets announced Wednesday night that Omar Quintanilla will be designated for assignment on Thursday “in anticipation” of another roster move. It was reported that Wilmer Flores will likely be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas as the corresponding move >> Read more at MetsBlog

After being held out on Tuesday due to a back issue, Scott Rice was again unavailable on Wednesday. Rice downplayed the issue, and said he’d be ready to pitch during the next scheduled game on Friday.

Both Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero are getting closer to the majors, and it’s conceivable that one or both of them will wind up in the bullpen in the short-term >> Read more at MetsBlog

Jeremy Hefner, who had Tommy John surgery last August, is hoping to throw off a mound for the first time in about three weeks.