Dustin Pedroia underwent wrist surgery

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Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Thursday. That brings it up to 10,536 straight “successful” surgeries in Major League Baseball. We’ve not had one yet where the surgeon comes out to meet the press in blood-soaked surgical scrubs and a shaken expression saying . . . “my God . . . I don’t know what happened. I — oh dear sweet Jesus, that poor man!!” and then collapses in tears.

So Dustin Pedroia should be good to go:

Pedroia has been way off his A-game this year and a good part of last year too. Bad wrists can kill a hitter. He’s 31 now. It’s not guaranteed he’ll get back to his A-game.

Report: Mets sign Brad Brach to one-year, $850,000 contract

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Brach have agreed on a one-year deal worth $850,000. The contract includes a player option for the 2021 season with a base salary of $1.25 million and additional performance incentives.

Brach, 33, signed as a free agent with the Cubs this past February. After posting an ugly 6.13 ERA over 39 2/3 innings, the Cubs released him in early August. The Mets picked him up shortly thereafter. Brach’s performance improved, limiting opposing hitters to six runs on 15 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings through the end of the season.

While Brach will add some much-needed depth to the Mets’ bullpen, his walk rate has been going in the wrong direction for the last three seasons. It went from eight percent in 2016 to 9.5, 9.7, and 12.8 percent from 2017-19. Needless to say the Mets are hoping that trend starts heading in the other direction next season.