Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said on Friday.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
“I’m loving being back,” the 40-year-old said. “I’m excited about the season and this organization and trying to help us win another championship. If I stay healthy, I feel like I can pitch for a long time. It doesn’t mean I want to, but I feel like I could.”
Day 1 at Port St. Lucie kicked off with second baseman Daniel Murphy. General manager Sandy Alderson and starting pitcher Matt Harvey followed. Jon Niese, Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Terry Collins and Travis d’Arnaud were present as well.
Jeter discussed how he’s feeling coming off surgery, CC talked about how he’s preparing for Opening Day and Pettitte compared his ability as a pitcher now to when he was younger. Mark Teixeira and Brian Cashman also stopped by to chat.
“We’re not commenting any further than acknowledging that we made a significant offer and had some dialogue with his agent, Scott Boras,” Cashman said. “But other than that, there’s not much really to say.”
“My denials in the book have been documented all the way back, I believe, to 1997,” Piazza said. “I just don’t understand what part of ‘no’ people don’t understand.”
“Between the hurricane and the snowstorm, we’re monitoring it,” Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “It’s rougher than in years past. It’s rough for the Yankees.”
“This is between you and me right now, I tell ya, because I haven’t talked to anybody else,” Collins said. “But tomorrow I’m gonna go to Bobby Parnell and tell him that he’s gonna be the guy we’re gonna gear up to pitch the ninth inning.”
“What we found was that in many respects, with regard to Mr. Paterno, the report was incomplete, inaccurate and speculative about his role,” former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh told WFAN host Mike Francesa.
The New York Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.
When asked by WFAN’s Mike Francesa if the team would finish above .500, the power-hitting first basemen did not hesitate to reply, “Yes, I believe so.”
“This was, for an opening press conference, somewhere between awful and disappointing,” Francesa said. “It was not (a) disaster, but it was close. It was anything but forceful … Nothing in anything you heard would make anybody confident.”
“There are a number of things that we’re currently involved in pursuing, and we’re hopeful that we’ll have some additions before spring training starts,” AIderson said. “I expect that we will have some additions.”
Deadspin floored the sports world Wednesday when it published a report alleging a “hoax” involving Notre Dame star Manti Te’o.