Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/23
There is officially one week to go until Opening Day.
What we learned: Though Jenrry Mejia has outpitched Daisuke Matsuzaka this spring, Mejia’s low innings total last year may preclude him from joining the Opening Day rotation.
What we wrote:
- Mets 3, Marlins 1: Mejia’s strong outing, Grandy’s homer lift Mets
- Braves 4, Mets 1: Torres throws four solid innings in loss to Braves
- Mejia making a run at being Mets’ fifth starter
- Mets release Farnsworth, could re-sign him
- Murphy returns, makes amazing defensive play
Around the league:
- Aroldis Chapman visits Reds clubhouse to discuss ordeal
- Jurickson Profar out 10-12 weeks with torn shoulder muscle
They said it:
“Tim Teufel was probably not happy.” –Daniel Murphy on his between-the-legs throw to first, referring to the Mets’ third-base coach and infield instructor.
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