Sandy Alderson does not expect Jason Bay to be activated from the disabled list until at least April 26, Sandy Alderson said before last night’s rain out, according to an on air report from WFAN’s Ed Coleman.
“These injuries are hard to predict,” Alderson said, according to the New York Post.
Daniel Murphy will start at second base tonight, though Terry Collins told reporters he is not yet ready to call this a platoon. Instead, right now, Murphy gives the team best chance to score runs, as Brad Emaus is hitting just .167 in his last 12 bats. Collins also said he would like to find a start at second base for Chin-lung Hu, as well.
David Lennon of Newsday agrees with using Murphy at second base.
According to the New York Post, Dan Warthen said, if Bobby Parnell continues to struggle, the team will not hesitate use someone else as their 8th-inning, set-up guy.
“Bobby is either going to step up and do the job or we’ll have to find someone else,” the Post quotes Warthen as saying.
RA Dickey said his torn finger nail has healed, reports the Daily News.
Mike Pelfrey misses his friend, sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman, but he’s working to develop a bond with psychologist, former minor-league pitcher Don Carman, explains Steve Popper in the Bergen Record.
According to the Star-Ledger, the Mets pitching staff worked on infield drills before yesterday’s rain out..
Lastly, around MLB, the Dodgers have expressed interested in free-agent 2B David Eckstein; Lastings Milledge cleared waivers and will return to the White minor-league system; Carlos Delgado is officially retiring; free-agent RHP Doug Davis signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs, which he can opt out of; and Rangers 2B Michael Young is not seeking a trade.