• Right-hander Jeremy Hefner said he felt well enough to throw on Wednesday, a day after taking a Carlos Beltran comebacker off his left elbow, but that the Mets have shut him down for three days. Once he is cleared to return to the mound, Hefner said, he will be "good to go." He is officially scheduled to start the Mets' fourth game of the season on April 5.
• Needing to clear 40-man roster space, the Mets on Wednesday traded right-handed Elvin Ramirez to the Angels for cash considerations. With the roster at 38 players, the Mets will need to clear one more spot to accommodate non-roster invitees Marlon Byrd, Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins.
• Reliever Josh Edgin and his wife welcomed their first child, Turner Dewitt Edgin, into the world on Tuesday evening. Edgin tweeted that his family's new addition weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces, and that wife and baby were doing well.
• Right-hander Matt Harvey celebrated his 24th birthday on Wednesday. Outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo turned 20.
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