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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.

Marcus Stroman: Blue Jays are “f– terrible”

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Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman strugged in Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, yielding four runs (three earned) over five innings. He fell to 2-7 with a 5.86 ERA. The Jays dropped three of four games to the Sox in the series and now sit with a 43-52 record heading into the All-Star break.

Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports that while Stroman was initially cool, calm, and collected when speaking to the media after the game, he eventually snapped. Stroman was asked by a reporter about breaking into professional baseball with short-season Single-A Vancouver in 2012. Stroman yelled at the reporter, noting that his team had just lost to the Red Sox, and called his team “f– terrible.” Keegan Matheson’s account of the situation lines up with Buffery’s as well.

Prior to the outburst, Stroman had just praised his teammates, saying, “My team picks me up a ton. They pick me up all year. I should be able to pitch better in times like that when my team doesn’t have my back. Because they’ve had my back a ton of times. So, love my guys on my team and like I said, I would go to war with them any day.”

Stroman will have off until Friday, so hopefully the time off helps him clear his mind. It has understandably been a frustrating season in Toronto.