Notes from Spring Training: 2/18

By Danny Abriano

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)…

  • Adam Rubin quotes a source who says the Mets are likely to listen to trade offers for Justin Turner during spring training.  Rubin notes that if the Mets dealt Turner, they’d be able to carry both Brandon Hicks and Omar Quintanilla.  Not that Turner is untouchable, but I’d much rather have one of Hicks/Quintanilla and Turner, who offers more versatility than both of them.  Rubin notes at the end of the article that Turner may end up on the opening day roster.  So, this is simply chatter at this point.
  • Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin that pitcher Jenrry Mejia (who has yet to arrive at camp because of a visa issue), may be able to report to camp soon.  It’s possible that Mejia could receive a visa before the investigation into his age and identity (which has been reported as random) is complete.  Mejia is currently working out at the Mets’ academy in the Dominican Republic.
  • Terry Collins told reporters he’d like to start the process of officially naming David Wright the team’s captain.  Whether that involves a “C” getting stitched onto his jersey remains to be seen.
  • Sandy Alderson has announced that Daniel Murphy is dealing with discomfort in his intercostal muscle, and will be sidelined for a bit.  Read more here.
  • Per Adam Rubin, it’s anticipated that later today, Sandy Alderson will officially state that Johan Santana will not be participating in the World Baseball Classic.  This has seemed like a foregone conclusion for a while, but it’ll be nice to hear it cemented.

On Friday, the Mets will play an intrasquad game.

The scheduled pitchers


Gonzalez Germen


LaTroy Hawkins


Scott Rice


Collin McHugh


Elvin Ramirez


Greg Burke


Robert Carson


Brandon Lyon

, and

Pedro Feliciano


Feb 15, 2013; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

  • In Newsday, Anthony Rieber wrote a tremendous profile of Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud.  Check it out here.
  • According to the beat writers, the Mets have re-signed left handed reliever Justin Hampson.  The news was first broken by mets farm report on Twitter.  Adam Rubin noted that Hampson will report directly to minor league camp.

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