Mets Morning News: Wright Cracks Grand Slam, Santana's Day To Day, Mets Send Players To The Minors

International Salami - Christian Petersen

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links

Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Astros 9-6 on Saturday, as Lucas Duda led the way with a very encouraging three hit day. Jeremy Hefner threw well for three innings, allowing just a hit. Today, the Mets head to Jupiter to take on the Cardinals as Shaun Marcum makes his second start of the spring. You can listen live on WFAN at 1:05.

As Chris McShane wrote earlier this morning, the Mets sent ten players back to minor league camp with that group being headlined by Zack Wheeler.

Johan Santana is considered day to day as he was working on stretching exercises for his arm, which is still not at full strength.

It looks like even when Frank Francisco returns, Bobby Parnell will remain the Mets' closer as long as he's effective in the role.

Mets' radio broadcaster Josh Lewin had a health scare during the offseason after finding a tumor on one of his salivary glands.

Around the Majors

David Wright hit a go ahead grand slam for Team USA in their 6-2 victory over Italy. TRAID that man!

Canada defeated Mexico 10-3 but not before a wild brawl broke out on the field. Players threw punches and a few were ejected, including former Met Oliver Perez. Apparently, there will be no suspensions for involved players.

Rangers' CEO Nolan Ryan met with team owners about his job status after he considered stepping down due to a power struggle with GM Jon Daniels.

Former Mets' prospect Deolis Guerra, traded to Minnesota in the Johan Santana deal, was diagnosed with a blood clot in his pitching shoulder and will miss three months.

An Angels pitching prospect got Catfished.

Yesterday At AA

The AA Community Prospects List is still going. Go vote for #26 now!

Brock Mahan looks back at March 9th in Mets' history.

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