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NL East Notes: Trea Turner, Mets all-stars

The latest news from around the National League East.

New York Mets v Washington Nationals Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

In order to make room for a returning Jonathan Papelbon, the Nationals decided to option Michael Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse. For now, that means Washington will go with Ben Revere as their everyday center-fielder. That may not last for wrong as Revere’s stats are worse than Taylor.

That’s where Trea Turner comes in. The Nationals have groomed Turner for this spot, having him recently start taking up center field. His speed, along with his ability to hit should allow him to be a good option for the top of the lineup.

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Standings ‘as of writing’:

Washington 50-35 — GB

NY Mets 45-38 4.0 GB

Miami 44-40 5.5 GB

Philadelphia 39-46 11.0 GB

Atlanta 28-56 21.5 GB