Spring Training Update: February 21, 2019

Pitchers are pitching. Hitters are hitting.

But it’s not until Mets start getting hurt where you can truly say baseball is back.

BUMPS AND BRUISES

Jed Lowrie is dealing with some left knee soreness, which has limited him early this spring. The Mets have him scheduled for an MRI.

I’m not surprised, are you? Jed Lowrie is awesome. He just gets hurt every year. In fact, he’s managed to miss the disabled list (sorry injured list) just twice in his career. He will turn 35 in two months. Might need some of that depth I keep hearing about.

Brandon Nimmo is experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder and did not throw during defensive drills. He called it “just some early-season soreness.”

JACOB DEGROM

Jacob deGrom’s CAA reps are in Port St. Lucie today.

Extension talks? 

GIVEAWAYS

Promotion at First Data Field this spring are as follows:

Feb. 23: Spring training schedule magnet

March 8: Jacob deGrom replica jersey

March 10: David Wright bobblehead

March 18: Brandon Nimmo beach-themed bobblehead

March 24: Mets playing cards

LUGO/GSELLMAN 

Mickey Callaway said that both Lugo and Gsellman will strictly be relievers this spring. They will not stretch out as they’ve done in the past.

PETER ALONSO

That will be the last time I spell his name like that. Going forward, Alonso wishes to be referred to as Pete Alonso.

MICHAEL CONFORTO

Mickey Callaway on Michael Conforto: “He can be one of the best left-handed hitters in the league. Just the way he approaches his at-bats, the swing, the pitches that he covers — it’s special.”

And more: “He can be as special as anyone in the game at the plate.”

Agreed! 

AROUND THE LEAGUE 

Josh Harrison agrees to one year deal with the Detroit Tigers. Deal is worth 2 million dollars with an additional 1 million in incentives. He will be their everyday second baseman

 

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