Back at it today …
You can tell it is getting toward the end of spring training—empty boxes are showing up in the clubhouse. Guys are starting to pack. Where once they were occupied, lockers are now empty.
Here’s what’s going on:
-The Mets signed infielder Fernando Tatis to a minor league contract.
-Orlando Hernandez goes against St. Louis. He tweaked his right hamstring in his last start. I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him open on the DL and Mike Pelfrey in the rotation.
-Willie Randolph said he’ll keep his mind open, but for now Shawn Green is his right fielder. My thinking is still that Lastings Milledge will open the season in the minor leagues. Milledge makes it if Randolph changes his mind. He’ll get a starting nod over Endy Chavez or Ben Johnson.
-Aaron Sele has a good chance at bumping Jorge Sosa from the long reliever role.