The next time the Mets are pressed into dipping into their farm system for an emergency starter, Willie Randolph said lefty “Dave Williams”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6738 is available. Williams, rehabbing from neck surgery to repair a herniated disk, has been pitching in rehab games and has been stretched to six innings.
“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s throwing the ball well,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Randolph said. “HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ready to step in if we need him.’’
-Randolph said the news is positive on Lastings MilledgeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s strained foot, but his next step isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily the Mets.
-There’s nothing new on Jorge Sosa’s pulled left hammy, said Randolph.
-Oliver Perez was to leave for Florida today. No plans for him to be examined.