The Nationals beat the Phillies, trimming the Mets lead in the NL East to 8 1/2 games. Their magic number remains at 10.
LHP Dario Alvarez left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning after injuring his groin.
Before Sandy Alderson finalized the trade for Yoenis Cespedes, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon told him to "go for it," Tim Rohan reported in the New York Times.
This off-season, the Braves may try to sign Cespedes, who has raised his value to at least a $130 million player, according to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta is open to becoming the GM of another team, Rosenthal added.
What's on tap for Wednesday, September 16
The Mets wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins on Wednesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.
Bartolo Colon (14-11, 4.13 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He'll be opposed by Adam Conley (3-1, 4.93 ERA) for Miami.
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