Today is one of the most anticipated days of spring training for the New York Mets. It is their off day, which means they can sleep in, play golf, take in a movie, go out to lunch and dinner.
Outside of those needing treatment – hello Ike Davis and Lucas Duda – a few pitchers might throw to maintain their routines.
Other than that, the Mets’ complex will be closed.
Davis and Duda will assuredly receive treatment because manager Terry Collins said either could play in Thursday’s exhibition game against Atlanta.
Neither player has run in minor league and intrasquad games. They have only run in conditioning drills.
Collins announced his rotation following the off day:
Thursday vs. Atlanta: Zack Wheeler.
Friday vs. Minnesota: Dillon Gee
Saturday vs. Miami: Bartolo Colon
Sunday (split squads) vs. Atlanta and Washington: Jenrry Mejia and John Lannan, respectively.
Monday vs. St. Louis: Daisuke Matsuzaka