Noah Syndergaard wants the Mets to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes

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There hasn’t been any indication that the Mets plan to bring back free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, but starter Noah Syndergaard is really hoping his team can bring the slugger back into the fold, NJ.com’s Randy Miller reports.

Syndergaard said, “Of course we’re hoping. We all saw the tear he went on from July through the end of the season. We’d love to have that bat back in the lineup, so as long as he’s out there, we’re hoping for that.”

The Mets are believed to be in the mix for lower-tier outfielders like Denard Span. They are expected to meet with him in January.

Cespedes, 30, completed a four-year, $36 million contract originally signed with the Athletics in February 2012. In 2015, Cespedes hit .293/.323/.506 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI before being sent to the Mets, prompting an offensive tear. In 249 PA as a Met, he hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.