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Not a whole lot of good news from Spring Training yesterday. Johan Santana got knocked around by a bunch of Cardinal minor leaguers. Oliver Perez gave up 7 runs in 2 innings against the real Cardinals. Alex Cora was injured after getting hit by a pitch. The Mets claimed Brave reliever Manny Acosta (who is apparently Jeff Francoeur on the pitcher's mound).
But, hey, there were a few bright spots to come out yesterday. Jose Reyes got a double in five at bats. But, of course, that happy Reyes news was overwhelmed by the anonymous Met who claimed that the team is babying the shortstop.
In one bit of pretty much unblemished good news: Carlos Beltran has started taking some batting practice.
The Met rotation looks pretty grim right now, but, it might be the hardest throwing Met rotation in quite some time. How about that.
In a totally unsurprising move, Fernando Martinez has been sent to Triple-A. In a slightly more surprising move, the Mets waived Pat Misch to make room for Manny Acosta.
Kiko Calero's potential job in the Met bullpen got Greg Prince thinking about incredibly random Met relievers.
Ted Berg takes a look at the Met catching situation.
And, finally, Darryl has quit the Celebrity Apprentice for the sake of his team.
Jamie Moyer has won Philadelphia's fifth starter competition, sending Kyle Kendrick to the bullpen.
We get to enjoy the smooth sports stylings of Joe Buck for another four years on Fox.
Yankee switch pitcher Pat Venditte relieved CC Sabathia yesterday, allowing one run in an inning of work.
Miguel Cabrera is in midseason form with two 500-foot homers.