Mets Tidbits


  • David Wright came out feeling good after his first Grapefruit League action this spring. “The back felt good today,” Wright stated. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow.” Wright is expected to play on Sunday at Tradition Field against the Red Sox. He expects to play again the following day at Tradition Field against the Marlins. How Wright’s back responds after back to back games will be something to monitor.
  • ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Terry Collins has stated that Juan Lagares will be receiving starts in left field this season, as well as right field. Collins wants to play Lagares in left field and keep Yoenis Cespedes in center field, because he believes it’s best not to move Cespedes around too much.
  • Former Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was reportedly offered a minor league contract by the New York Yankees today. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, has reported that Tejada has rejected the Yankees offer as as he is mulling a Major League offer. Newsday’s David Lennon confirms that report and stated, that Tejada indeed has multiple Major League contract offers that he is considering at this time. I would not be surprised to see Tejada have a new home before the end of the weekend.
  • St. Louis Cardinals Rule 5 draft pick, Matt Bowman reportedly may be returned to the Mets by the end of Spring Training.The right-handed pitcher earlier in the week was a favorite to carve a spot out in the big league bullpen, but has struggled with the club this spring. Bowman has allowed 13 hits and 8 earned runs, in three games thus far. A five hit, four run outing on Wednesday may have sealed his fate. Bowman would report to AAA if returned to the Mets.




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