Morning News: Santana, Acosta's arm, Wright and Ike

The Mets lost to the Yankees last night, which you can read more about here. They will look to even their series with the Yankees this afternoon at 4:10 pm, with Dillon Gee facing Bartolo Colon. The game can be seen locally on FOX 5.

For full recaps of last night’s loss, head over to Midwestern Met, Blogging Mets, Journal News, Real Dirty, Brooklyn Met Fan, Daily Stache, and Mets News Now.

Yesterday, Sandy Alderson told reporters Johan Santana threw a bullpen session in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday and experienced no problems. He will throw another one soon and if all goes well, he could begin a Spring Training routine shortly after that. For more, check out the New York Post.

Meanwhile, Taylor Buchholz, who was originally placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, is battling depression and there is no timetable for his return. For more on Buchholz, check out the New York Times.

Manny Acosta was not placed on the disabled list yesterday, although Terry Collins told reporters they will not go the entire weekend being shorthanded in the bullpen. Acosta hyper-extended his wrist making an acrobatic play in Thursday afternoon’s game in Detroit.

In addition, David Wright hit off a tee in Port St. Lucie yesterday, and is on track to possibly begin playing rehab games as soon as next week. Ike Davis will attempt to run next week to see if the pain in his ankle is tolerable. For more on Acosta, Wright and Davis, check out ESPN New York.

In case you missed it on Thursday, Willie Harris’ wife lost her baby after going into labor while five months pregnant. Harris is expected to be activated from the bereavement list in time for tomorrow’s series finale against the Yankees.

In the minors, Matt Harvey allowed two runs and five hits in five innings for Binghamton, although took a no-decision in his second Double-A start. For complete coverage of the Mets minor leagues, be sure to check out Toby Hyde’s Mets Minor League Blog, and Mack’s Mets.

Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, and Sterling Equities got their case against Irving Picard, the Bernie Madoff trustee, moved from bankruptcy court to Federal court. For details, check out the Daily News.

Yesterday, Bobby Bonilla was added to the team’s payroll at an annual salary of $1.2 million for the next 25 years, per the terms of the buyout agreement he and the team agreed to in 2000. In addition, while the Wilpons and David Einhorn have not reached an agreement on the sale of a minority stake in the team, discussions are ongoing and the league is reviewing the terms of the agreement. For more on Bonilla, the Wilpons, and Einhorn, check out the Wall Street Journal.

Lastly, the Braves won, and so the Mets fell 6 1/2 games behind in the National League Wild Card race: