Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mets Morning News: Wright & Reyes Updates, K-Rod Works Out New Deal, &The Bullpen

In his first rehab start since going on the disabled list with a fractured back, David Wright was 1-2 at the plate with a double and a strikeout. He played five innings for Class A St. Lucie Friday night.

According to the NY Post, Jose Reyes could be back from the disabled list as early as Monday. Reyes plans to spring in straight lines today, and run the bases on Sunday.
"We have to wait and see how I'm going to perform on Sunday...and then we'll determine what we're going to do after that," Reyes, who has been sidelined with a strained left hamstring since July 2, said before last night's opener against the Phillies. "The last five days, it's been very, very good. So hopefully it can continue to feel like that."
Francisco Rodriguez dropped his $17.5 million dollar vesting option that was picked up by Milwaukee in his trade to the Brewers.
The new buyout eliminates the 55 games-finished clause that would have activated the $17.5 million option and allows the Brewers to use Rodriguez as a closer without worrying about the option. It also calls for Milwaukee to pay Rodriguez $4 million if he opts out.
Meanwhile, the Mets will have a closer by committee. The top three to get a chance to save games are Bobby Parnell, Jason Isringhausen, and Pedro Beato. Isringhausen seems to think it will all work out just fine.
"We move on, so to speak," Isringhausen said. "Nobody is going to take K-Rod's place, we know how good he was so I think we're going to mix and match in the ninth between myself, Bobby and Beato.

"If nobody gets an ego, it'll work just fine. I don't think any of us will, I know I won't and I know they won't so it will work out just the way Terry wants it to work out."

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