Mets Notes from Spring Training: 2/28

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)…

  • Pedro Feliciano has been cleared to resume baseball activities.  The pitcher stated last week that he had a hole on the outside of his heart, but that wasn’t the case.  Feliciano was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition.  Read about it here.
  • Per Terry Collins, the plan is to have Zack Wheeler (oblique stiffness) throw a bullpen session in five days, and have him back in game action in eight days.
  • Here’s tonight’s Mets lineup as they visit the Nationals at 6:05 PM (the game can be seen on the MLB Network)-
  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
  2. Collin Cowgill, CF
  3. Mike Baxter, RF
  4. Andrew Brown, DH
  5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, LF
  6. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  7. Brandon Hicks, 1B
  8. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  9. Brian Bixler, 3B

RHP Rafael Montero gets the start.

  • The Mets have announced the acts for this season’s Post-Game Concert Series at Citi Field.  Foreigner, Nas, OAR (Of a Revolution) and Third Eye Blind will all be performing after Friday night games.  Click here for info.

February 27, 2013; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets players including third baseman

David Wright

(5) and first baseman

Ike Davis

(29) gather during a pitching change with manager

Terry Collins

(10) during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 12-4. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sandy Alderson held a conference call with bloggers last night.  During the call, Alderson was both honest and informative, covering an array of topics.  Amazin’ Avenue has a transcript right here.
  • The Mets travel to Viera to take on the Nationals tonight at 6:05 PM.  The game can be seen on the MLB Network.

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