Mets Notes from the First Official Day of Spring Training

By Danny Abriano

Today is the official reporting date for Mets pitchers and catchers.  There will be tidbits from camp emerging throughout the day.  This post will be updated as new pieces of information come in (scroll down for the newest updates)…

April 4, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman

Daniel Murphy

(28) runs against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Per Adam Rubin, the Mets aren’t expecting Johan Santana to arrive at camp today.  Rubin notes that the first official workout day isn’t until Wednesday.
  • Adam Rubin says that Sandy Koufax won’t be making an appearance at Mets spring training this year.  Koufax has been a familiar sight in years past, but has been hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special assistant.
  • According to the beat writers on Twitter, rehabbing left handed reliever Tim Byrdak has set July 1st as his target date for his return to the majors.

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