* Jose Reyes was scratched from today’s game for additional bloodwork. Reyes has subsequently cleared to play and will take batting practice later today. The Mets said scratch had nothing to do with his hamstring injury.
The Mets are home to St. Louis tomorrow and Reyes is expected in the line-up.
* Closer Francisco Rodriguez is still bothered by a case of pink eye and has not been cleared. Considering relievers need far less time to get ready for the season there is no worry Rodriguez will be set back to where there is a concern.
* The Mets have set their rotation through Tuesday. Jon Niese will start tomorrow against the Cardinals, followed by Mike Pelfrey, Saturday against Washington at Viera; Oliver Perez, Sunday against Washington at Port St. Lucie; John Maine, Monday against Florida at Jupiter; and Johan Santana, Tuesday against Houston at Port St. Lucie.