DUANER SANCHEZ: He said he’s fine, meaning no soreness, but if he can’t go back-to-back, his arm strength isn’t there. Sanchez has backed off comments saying he’ll be ready Opening Day. Look for him to open season on DL.
ORLANDO HERNANDEZ: He’s still working on new wind-up, but there’s no zip on his pitches. Mets say he’s doing fine, but he’s not ready.
RUBEN GOTAY: Is participating in drills and not as gimpy. Wouldn’t surprise me if he opens on DL, also.
LUIS CASTILLO: He’s moved better. He’s not going to be the steal threat he once was. They are going to regret this contract.
CARLOS BELTRAN: Is improved, but not 100 percent. Still working on building up the left knee.
CARLOS DELGADO: The hip is much better.