March 24.10: Wrapping up the Day.

Jose Reyes returned to camp today, but couldn’t guarantee he’d be ready for Opening Day. And, Reyes said his leg won’t enable him to go all out anytime soon, so he’s got to take it easy.

Jerry Manuel said he doesn’t expect Reyes to be playing by this weekend, telling reporters: “I couldn’t give you a timetable, but it sure is good to have him back.’’

Reyes didn’t run at full speed, but participated in workouts and said he expects to feel sore tomorrow. Reyes said doctors told him he had a virus that elevated his levels and he has diet restrictions, such as not being able to eat seafood.

* Johan Santana gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings.

* Doc Gooden was arrested Tuesday morning for driving under the influence. Is he ever going to get it together?

* It appears the fifth starter job is Jon Niese’s to lose with Fernando Nieve and Hisanori Takahashi trying to earn spots in the bullpen.

* Several reports have the Mets trying to deal outfielder Gary Matthews for pitching. But, considering where Matthews is in his career, what could he bring in return?

One thought on “March 24.10: Wrapping up the Day.

  1. The news about Reyes has to have fans feeling better.
    And should maybe, hopefully start to allay fears that the medical staff is a bunch of fools.
    The problem is not the doctors, it’s the guys who listen to the options, and then pick the path of quickest to return to the lineup.
    Maybe Jeff is learning.
    We can only hope.

    A shame about Doc. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

    GMjr will bring back a bag of balls if lucky. Though the fact that whoever obtains him is only on the hook for a little bit of cash could help move him. Maybe a reserve or a bullpen arm?