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The Mets (57-62) open a three-game series against the first-place Nationals (63-53) on Tuesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40 ERA) will get the the start for the Mets in his return from Triple-A Las Vegas, opposed by Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49 ERA) for Washington.

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The Mets overcame a 2-1 seventh inning deficit and topped the Phillies, 5-3, on Monday afternoon in Philadelphia >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN,, Newsday, New York Post and Daily News...

Jacob deGrom was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. DeGrom has been prescribed rest and anti-inflammatory medication >> Read more at MetsBlog

Rafael Montero will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take deGrom's spot in the starting rotation.

Jeremy Hefner, who was making his way back from last August's Tommy John surgery, re-injured his surgically repaired UCL and is likely headed for a second Tommy John surgery >> Read more at MetsBlog

Jon Niese and Curtis Granderson both cleared revocable trade waivers, and can now be traded to any team between now and the end of the season >> Read more at MetsBlog

Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was placed on the disabled list on July 26 with elbow inflammation, tossed three scoreless innings during a rehab start Monday night for St. Lucie.

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