Chan Ho Park’s first Mets’ start will be in a simulated game. His visa hasn’t been approved yet, and he was scratched from today’s start.
According to GM Omar Minaya, because he doesn’t have the work visa he’s not allowed to pitch in games where an admission is charged. Maybe in five days, Minaya said.
Minaya said the way these things work is that the team — the employer — applies for the visa, and because Park was a late signing things are delayed.