Several things from today:
* Phil Humber threw well in batting practice. “He was real sharp,” Willie Randolph said. Humber wouldn’t handicap his chances of making the roster as the fifth starter. He did say, however, that he likes country music (Faith Hill and Sara Evans are his choices for country music babes) and the Dallas Cowboys.
* Paul Lo Duca took a cortisone injection in his right hand to treat tendinitis. Randolph said this is something he’s done the last four years.
* I didn’t put sun block on my ears today and regret it now.
* LHP Mike Bynum and RHP Jose Santiago were signed to minor league contracts. Bynum, 28, missed last year recovering from Tommy John
surgery. He last played in the Detroit organization in 2005. … Santiago, 32, spent last year in the Mexican League. He was a member of the Mets in 2005, and is 17-22 with a 4.36 ERA in 229 major league appearances with the Royals, Phillies, Indians and Mets.
* Luis Aguayo was appointed a minor league field coordinator. … Sonny Jackson was named minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator. … Mako Oliveras begins his first season as manager of Class AA Binghamton. … Juan Lopez starts his first season as manager of the Rookie level Gulf Coast Mets. … Tom McCraw is back as hitting coach for the Gulf Coast Mets. … Mike Hart was named coach for Class A Savannah. … Luis Rojas was hired as coach of the Mets’ Dominican Summer League team.