GM Sandy Alderson said he’s optimistic Daniel Murphy could be ready for Opening Day.
Murphy has been down with a pulled right hamstring – an injury that always takes longer to recover than is initially diagnosed – since March 19. At first, it was described as tightness. It was then revised to be a pulled muscle with an estimated down period of one to two weeks.
Murphy is scheduled to resume baseball activities Wednesday.
Flores fouled a ball off his left foot and sustained a severe bruise. He had been wearing a walking boot but stopped using it.
Also, reliever Vic Black is down with weakness in his throwing shoulder and the probability is he’ll open the season on the disabled list. The Mets are making no pretenses he’ll be ready by Opening Day.
Will any of these guys be ready by Opening Day? Remember, when it comes to Mets’ injuries, always take the over.
GEE SOLID IN LOSS: Dillon Gee continues to impress for the Mets, who still won’t announce when he’ll make his first start of the season.
Gee threw four scoreless innings in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Tradition Field. The Mets held a late lead, but Carlos Torres gave up two eighth-inning runs. Torres, who is penciled into one of the Mets’ seven bullpen slots, has a 5.87 ERA this spring.
David Wright hit his third homer for the Mets, who are 12-10 this spring.
Wheeler will miss this season and isn’t expected to pitch again until June of 2016.