Meet the Mets
The Mets did not play a Grapefruit League game on Wednesday.
After clearing waivers, Ruben Tejada has officially been released from the Mets. All told, Tejada spent nine years with the organization.
Beyond the Box Score used PITCHf/x to analyze which Mets starting pitcher has the best repertoire of pitches. The data points to Jacob deGrom having the best "stuff" on the Mets' staff.
Fred Kerber discussed injuries with Travis d'Arnaud for the New York Post. The Mets' catcher only managed to play 67 games in 2015, but hit very well when he was on the field.
Around the NL East
Former Met Dillon Gee has been added to the Royals' 40-man roster after Mike Minor was placed on the 60-day disabled list. Gee is a leading candidate to make the Royals' Opening Day squad as a relief pitcher.
Major League Baseball announced that it has found no evidence that Yasiel Puig struck his sister. The investigation stems from a fight that took place at a bar.
After a season in which he frequently batted the pitcher eighth, Joe Maddon will reportedly turn to a more traditional lineup in which the pitcher bats ninth.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane previewed infielder Matt Reynolds. With the release of Tejada and Asdrubal Cabrera's knee injury, Reynolds has a good shot at making the Opening Day roster.
Ketul Shah ran through all of the injuries affecting Mets players, and gave insight into whether each will be ready for Opening Day.
Today in Mets History
In 2000, the Mets signed free agent outfielder Timo Perez. After spending the previous four years in Japan, Perez found his way into a late-season role with the Mets that year. He particularly excelled in the NLCS, during which he scored eight runs against the Cardinals.