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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mets players and moves that I forgot about



I forgot about Rajai Davis.

As part of his deal, Davis can opt out at the end of spring training if he isn’t placed on the major league roster. Juan Lagares and Keon Broxton are other right-handed hitters who can play center field, but Broxton might have to earn his spot on the roster. Gregor Blanco is another veteran outfielder in camp on a minor league deal.
“With a big bat like [Yoenis] Cespedes out of the lineup and not knowing when he is going to come back and you have got some young guys, not really knowing their track record,” Davis said. “They have a lot of potential, a lot of talent but a lot of unknowns as far as track record in the big leagues and you just go from there. It’s a lot of opportunity and a great organization.”

I forgot about TJ Rivera.

T.J. Rivera, who played just six games in the minor leagues last season — he suffered a setback in his rehab from Tommy John surgery — will receive a look at third base, second base and first base this spring, according to Callaway. But in a crowded infield, the 30-year-old Rivera might face long odds to break camp with the team.
I forgot about Cespedes. I wish someone listened to me about signing him.

PORT ST. LUCIE — Yoenis Cespedes avoided issuing a guarantee Friday about returning this season but hardly sounded like somebody resigned to sitting out 2019.
“At this moment I do feel like I will return,” the Mets outfielder said at First Data Field, where he has been working out with the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, Mike Barwis. “It may be three months [of playing], it may be two months, it may be one month, but at this point, the way that I feel, I do think I can return.”
Read more at the NY POST here.

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