• The Mets met with free agent Craig Breslow during the current Winter Meetings, but several outlets say the team’s interest is tepid * * *
  • The Dodgers have traded Matt Kemp to the Padres, a deal that could make room in the outfield for rookie Joc Pederson * * *
  • The Dodgers have designated 27-year-old C Ryan Lavarnway for assignment, just one week after the Red Sox did likewise * * *
  • Nemesis: during his 14-year MLB career, no one hit Jason Marquis harder than Andruw Jones, who went 9-for-13 with 4 HRs and 14 RBIs * * *
  • Mazel tov to Detroit’s Josh Zeid and his wife Stephanie, who gave birth Monday to their first child, son Parker William * * *