News: In case you missed it…

Terry Collins said after Thursday’s loss to Washington that the team would pick a regular first baseman starting Friday and stick with that choice for a while. According to reports, that first baseman will be Lucas Duda >> Read more on MetsBlog

There’s a 50-50 chance Bobby Parnell will need surgery on the partially torn UCL in his right elbow >> Read more at ESPN NY.

Daniel Murphy was activated from the paternity list and made his season debut Thursday. Prior to the game, he responded to those who criticized his decision to take paternity leave >> Read more at MetsBlog

Chris Young, who sat out on Opening Day and was removed from Wednesday’s game after a half inning, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps injury.

Wilmer Flores is expected to stay with the Mets until at least Sunday, when Jon Niese is set to be activated from the disabled list.