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Mets-Red Sox close to deal sending Addison Reed to Boston for three minor league relievers

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Multiple reporters are tweeting that the Mets and Red Sox are close to completing a deal for Mets reliever Addison Reed.Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that all that, once medicals are reviewed, the deal will be done. The Mets are telling other teams that Reed is no longer available, Feinsand says.

The return haul is not yet known, but New York will reportedly get three prospects. UPDATE: Alex Speier reports that the players going to the Mets are Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek. Callahan, 22, is a minor league pitcher who has appeared at Double-A and Triple-A this season and was the Sox’ second round pick in 2012. Bautista, 22, is a reliever who has spent the season at high-A ball. Nogosek, 22, is also a reliever who has spent the year between A-ball and high-A. All three of the relievers heading to New York are righties.

Reed, 28, is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and possesses a fantastic 48/6 K/BB ratio in 48 appearances this year. He has 19 saves, having taken over as the Mets closer when Jeurys Familia went down, though he’ll obviously serve in a setup role for Craig Kimbrel in Boston. He’s coming off of a career-best performance in 2016, during which he looked nearly unhittable with a 1.97 ERA, 1.5 BB/9 and 10.5 SO/9 through 77 2/3 innings. He’ll be a free agent after the season.

Baseball to honor Stoneman Douglas High School as spring training games begin

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There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.

The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.

All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.

After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.

Here’s today’s schedule: