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The Mets won on Friday, but lost on Saturday and Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.

The Mets are now in a virtual tie for third place with the Phillies in the NL East, 11 games under .500 and 16 1/2 games behind Atlanta with 53 games to play:

The Mets are also now 10 1/2 games behind Cincinnati for the second Wild Card spot:

The Mets are off today, and open a three-game series against the Rockies on tomorrow night at Citi Field with Jenrry Mejia facing Tyler Chatwood at 7:10 pm.

The Mets have the second worst home record in the National League at 22-32.

Major League Baseball is expected to hand down suspensions to players associated with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic today - Mets minor league prospect was among those originally listed as those who received banned substances from the clinic.

In case you missed it, David Wright was placed on the disabled list after straining his right hamstring during Friday's win against Kansas City, and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks - Mike Baxter replaced Wright on the roster.

Josh Edgin also landed on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his ribs. The Mets purchased Pedro Feliciano's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas, and filled their final 40-man roster spot in the process.

Bobby Parnell was unavailable the entire weekend with a stiff neck. He received muscle relaxers to help the pain on Saturday. David Aardsma served as the team's closer in Parnell's absence and blew a save chance on Saturday.

The Mets have reverted to a five-man rotation while they wait for Jon Niese to return from the disabled list. Niese is expected to make his final rehab start tomorrow night for the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park.

Speaking of rehabs, Travis d'Arnaud is currently with Double-A Binghamton. He caught in all three games over the weekend and went 4-for-14 with a home run and two RBI. HeĀ could join the Mets when John Buck leaves the club for paternity leave, Terry Collins told reporters last week.

Also on rehab is Lucas Duda who went 4-for-11with a homer and three RBI in three games for Single-A St. Lucie over the weekend. He played left field on Friday and Saturday and served as their designated hitter on Sunday.

Lastly, Wally Backman, Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez were issued suspensions by the Pacific Coast League for their part in a bench-clearing incident earlier last week in Las Vegas.

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