Mets Tidbits…

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  • Mets right-handed reliever Erik Goeddel, (pictured), threw a 15-pitch bullpen session this afternoon. Goeddel did not throw with full force, but is expected to have another bullpen session early next week. The hope is after this next session, Goeddel can begin pitching in games. Goeddel is working his way back from a strained lat muscle suffered earlier in camp, and has been considered a favorite for the bullpen by Manager Terry Collins.
  • It is being reported that the Mets are targeting Monday, for David Wright to play in a Minor League game. If all goes well, it would not surprise me to see Wright in the starting lineup as soon as Friday, as the Mets are on the road all week beginning tomorrow in Jupiter.
  • Matt Reynolds made his return to the field this afternoon by coming in as a late inning replacement at shortstop. Reynolds has missed the past 4 days battling a tight right hamstring. Reynolds who has made some sparkling defensive plays at shortstop this spring, is now in the running for a roster spot with Asdrubal Cabrera on the shelf.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that around a half-dozen teams are interested in acquiring the red hot outfielder Alejandro De Aza. The Mets however are searching for a team to pick up the entire $5.75 million dollar salary that De Aza carries with him. It seems more and more likely De Aza will be with another team come Opening Day.

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