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Jesse Winker to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

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Reds outfielder Jesse Winker will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Winker landed on the disabled list on Thursday with a right shoulder subluxation. A subluxation is a fancy way of saying “partial dislocation.” It isn’t clear exactly when Winker suffered the injury.

Winker, 24, impressed with a .299/.405/.431 triple-slash line along with seven home runs, 43 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 334 plate appearances this season, his first full season in the majors.

Winker has been alternating between left and right field this season. Phillip Ervin should see regular starts in right field with Winker absent and Adam Duvall should handle left field on a full-time basis.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.