The Mets want Gil Meche

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Joel Sherman of the Post is reporting that the Mets and Royals are in serious talks about Gil Meche.  According to Sherman, Omar Minaya and Dayton Moore have already had several conversations about this before the Meetings, and plan to continue those talks here.  But don’t get your hopes up, Royals fans: Omar has already told Moore that he’s not taking Jose Guillen in any trade, so if this happens it won’t involve the unloading of any excess baggage.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.