- Jacob deGrom who has been dealing with a right lat injury threw a 25-pitch bullpen session this afternoon in Port St. Lucie instead of flying to Cleveland as originally expected. DeGrom is expected to throw one more bullpen session on Sunday with more intensity, and then a decision will be made if deGrom can make his next start or if he will be placed on the disabled list. DeGrom has also undergone an MRI on his right lat. If deGrom is cleared to start he will make his next start sometime next week against the Phillies. If he his placed on the disabled list his stint will be backdated to April 9th making him eligible to come off the DL on April 24th.
- Yoenis Cespedes is making his first start as a DH this season for the Mets as his legs are still sore from Wednesday’s dive into the stands on a foul ball.
Every major league manager, coach and player will #42 today to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Major League Baseball retired Robinson’s number throughout the Majors in 1997, dedicating April 15th as Jackie Robinson Day each year since 2004, and requesting that every player and all on-field personnel wear his Number 42 during games scheduled on Jackie Robinson Day since 2009. One ‘#42’ jersey will be signed by each member of every team and auctioned-off on MLB.com (MLB. com/42jersey), with the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation.