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While Sandy Alderson stressed “There is no structural damage, this is not a surgical issue,” the team remains prepared for the worst case scenario. Ken Davidoff of the Post cited Wilmer Flores, T.J. Rivera, and Matt Reynolds as options to fill in at third base.
The addition of Jose Reyes has paid off with David Wright sidelined, Marc Carig of Newsday writes.
Terry Collins—who once said "It's a manager's worst nightmare to see a star [Wright] fade”—was upbeat when addressing Wright’s rehabilitation process.
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs profiled Robert Gsellman, a “big league ready arm” even without a knockout breaking ball.
Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs assembled the Mets’ Top 20 prospects list.
Around the NL East
Mike Foltynewicz is content to compete with veteran teammates for a spot in Atlanta’s rotation.
Around Major League Baseball
Zach Kram of The Ringer listed the 10 best bargains of this past offseason.
Samer Kalaf of Deadspin assembled the best of MLB’s Photo Day.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2012, Johan Santana threw two simulated innings in his return from anterior capsule surgery, facing David Wright, Ike Davis, and Daniel Murphy.
Happy birthday to Ramon Castro, Tony Castillo, Rich Rodriguez, and Michael Conforto!