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Mets trade Matt Harvey to Reds

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Mets trade Matt Harvey to Reds

The Dark Knight is not coming to San Francisco.

Despite rumors that the Giants might have interest in Matt, the Mets traded the troubled pitcher to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon.

The Mets will receive catcher Devin Mesoraco in return.

Harvey was designated for assignment by the Mets on Saturday after he refused a minor league assignment. As a starter this year, Harvey allowed 14 earned runs in 21 innings. So the Mets shifted him to the bullpen despite his unhappiness with the move.

His time in the bullpen went even worse. In six innings over four appearances, Harvey gave up seven earned runs. In 27 total innings this season, he's given up six home runs.

Report: Linked to Giants, Jay Bruce agrees to multi-year deal elsewhere

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Report: Linked to Giants, Jay Bruce agrees to multi-year deal elsewhere

Jay Bruce is not coming to San Francisco.

The 31-year-old free agent outfielder is returning to New York, reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $39 million deal to stay with the Mets according to multiple national outlets.

The Giants were rumored to have interested in the services of Bruce, and according to USA Today, they were "heavily" in on him.

Back in December 20, ESPN reported that they Giants wanted to sign Bruce but were not willing to go beyond a three-year deal.

That same day, Bruce's agent went on the radio and made it sound like San Francisco was his client's top choice.

"I think if Jay ends up in San Francisco he'd be thrilled," Matt Sosnick said on KNBR on Dec. 20.

Bruce began the 2017 season with the Mets but was traded to the Indians mid-season. In 146 games between the two clubs, he hit .254/.324/.508 with 29 doubles, 36 home runs and 101 RBI.

Dodgers add to riches, acquire Mets slugger in trade

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Dodgers add to riches, acquire Mets slugger in trade

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later or cash.

The teams announced the deal after their games Friday night. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting .228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this year.

Los Angeles is running away with the NL West. The Dodgers are 86-34 after Friday's win at Detroit . Granderson gives Los Angeles another option for the outfield along with Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson.

Pederson has been struggling quite a bit of late, hitting .149 since the All-Star break. Granderson, like Pederson, offers some power from the left side of the plate.