News and notes will be emerging throughout the day. This post will be updated as new pieces of information come in (newest at the top)…
- The Mets are planning to carry two lefties in the bullpen, which likely means that either Greg Burke or Jeurys Familia will be left off the roster.
- Per Adam Rubin, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis (bruised knee) is scheduled to play three defensive innings and take at bats today in a minor league game.
- Justin Turner will resume all baseball related activity today, but won’t be accompanying the team to Kissimmee to play the Astros. Turner said his ankle is healed and that he plans to play in a game tomorrow as long as he comes out of today’s activity feeling fine.
- David Wright (moderately strained left intercostal) told the beat writers today that being ready for Opening Day is “his goal.”
- The Mets travel to Kissimmee tonight to play the Astros at 6:05 PM. The game won’t be on local TV or radio, but can be followed via MLB Gameday. Here’s the Mets’ lineup:
- Jordany Valdespin, 2B
- Collin Cowgill, LF
- Ike Davis, 1B
- Marlon Byrd, CF
- Lucas Duda, DH
- John Buck, C
- Mike Baxter, RF
- Ruben Tejada, SS
- Brian Bixler, 3B
Topics: New York Mets