Mets Tidbits

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  • David Wright played in a minor league game this afternoon as the designated hitter and went 0-3 with a sacrifice fly. He is expected to join the Mets lineup tomorrow evening against the Washington Nationals. Manager Terry Collins has stated Wright will get the start at third base and not at DH, as he and Wright both believe he is ready to play in the field.
  • Dilson Herrera who started at second base for Colombia in their opening WBC qualifier today, was 0-2 with an RBI, a run scored, and three walks this afternoon against Spain. Mets shortstop prospect Luis Guillorme was 0-5 for Spain this afternoon. Guillorme is currently ranked as the Mets 15th best prospect by MLB.com.
  • Catcher Nevin Ashley was assigned to minor league camp this morning cutting the Mets roster down to 38 players. Johnny Monell is the favorite for the Mets backup catcher job right now, baring a trade, with Kevin Plawecki expected to head to AAA Las Vegas to receive regular playing time.
  • ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin is reporting that New York City is close to approving a smokeless tobacco ban at ticketed sporting events. The ban would include players and spectators, and will affect both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. New York City would join Boston, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco, who have already passed similar bans.
  • Washington Nationals number one prospect Lucas Giolito will get the nod as the starting pitcher to face the New York Mets tomorrow evening at Tradition Field. Giolito who is regarded as baseball’s top pitching prospect, has a 5.40 ERA with an 8/2 strikeout to walk split, in 3 games pitched this spring.

 

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