-Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey continue their auditions tomorrow for the fifth starter job against Baltimore. If neither distinguishes himself, Jorge Sosa could get a crack at the role. I threw that idea out a week ago, but my gut tells me they’ll go with Pelfrey and give Hernandez a chance to work out his problems.
-Duaner Sanchez did not make the trip, which eliminated the chance for back-to-back appearances. Donâ€™t count on it happening in the last two games, meaning he wonâ€™t open the season on the 25-man roster.
-Ramon Castroâ€™s strained right hamstring is feeling better, but not to where he can play. He said the disabled list is still a possibility. Going on the DL and going with Raul Casanova is probably the way they’ll go.
-Steve Register cleared waivers and will be offered back to Colorado for $25,000. The Mets will then try to work a trade with the Rockies to reacquire him.
-Jose Valentin will return to New York to have his neck re-examined. He believes surgery will be suggested. “If I am all right, they could tell me that over the phone,â€™â€™ Valentin said. True enough.