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The Mets provided an updated rotation schedule in light of the opening series being cancelled. Taijuan Walker is now set to start the Citi Field opener on Thursday.
Luis Rojas indicated that members of the Mets will receive their vaccinations when they become eligible this week. When asked if he would be one of the players getting their shots, J.D. Davis’s response was, “I haven’t really thought about it.”
Rojas also suggested that Carlos Carrasco may be ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn right hamstring.
The Francisco Lindor extension marks the beginning of a new era for the Amazins.
Fangraphs released their Top 30 Prospects list for the Mets, with Francisco Alvarez claiming the top spot.
Around the National League East
Anthony Bass blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, and the Marlins fell to the Rays 6-4.
Rob Manfred and the Braves released statements regarding the decision to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta.
The Nationals are now scheduled to begin their season on Monday against the Braves, but they currently are set to be down nine players (four who have tested positive for COVID and five who were close contacts) in the early going.
It was only one game, but the Phillies bullpen looked impressive on Thursday against the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
Following the first bit of baseball action on Thursday, it was already time for some small sample size overreactions.
Trevor Bauer threw six hitless innings in his debut with the Dodgers before faltering and giving up four runs in the seventh.
Dusty Baker expressed pride in the league’s decision to move the All-Star game out of Georgia.