Report: Mets and Brewers have had trade talks involving Aramis Ramirez, Jean Segura

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets and Brewers have had trade discussions lately involving third baseman Aramis Ramirez and shortstop Jean Segura.

It’s no surprise that the Mets are looking for upgrades on the left side of the infield, as David Wright has been out since mid-April with back issues and there is no timetable for his return. The Mets hope to get him back shortly after the All-Star break, but it’s still not known how frequently he would be able to play.

Meanwhile, Mets shortstops Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada have combined to put up a .665 OPS at the position, roughly 30 points below the league average.

Neither Ramirez nor Segura have had good seasons. But Ramirez, 37, has hit better as of late and the 25-year-old Segura would be under team control through 2018. Ramirez plans to retire after the season and is owed the remainder of his $14 million salary.

Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as bench coach

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The Red Sox announced that Jerry Narron will be the team’s bench coach this year.

Narron will join interim manager Ron Roenicke in the dugout to lead Boston’s coaching staff. The two previously worked together in the same roles from 2011 to 2015, during Roenicke’s tenure as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron most recently spent the last three years as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He also has managerial experience with both the Rangers (2001-2002) and Reds (2005-2007).

The Mets reportedly considered hiring Narron this winter as a possible bench coach for then-manager Carlos Beltran, before ultimately going with Hensley Meulens.

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