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Ron Darling to return to Mets broadcast booth

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Longtime Mets broadcaster Ron Darling was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, underwent surgery and began treatment back in mid-April. Today there is some good news: he’s coming back.

Darling released a statement a few minutes ago saying that his cancer has been stabilized and that he is cleared to return to work. He’ll be back in the SNY booth tomorrow as the Mets take on the Giants at Citi Field.

Great news. Here’s hoping the recovery continues.

Cardinals sign Matt Wieters to one-year, $2 million deal

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Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals and free agent catcher Matt Wieters have agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Wieters, 33, spent last season with the Cardinals as Yadier Molina‘s backup. In 67 games, the veteran hit .214/.268/.435 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI. While Wieters has left something to be desired offensively in recent years, he still plays solid defense behind the plate.

Wieters will once again serve as the backup to Molina. Catching prospect Andrew Knizner is expected to start the season at Triple-A Memphis.