Flushing’s reunion with Jason Isringhausen will have to wait. The Mets have asked the 38-year-old to participate in extended spring training in order to build up his elbow strength.
By most projections, 6 of the 7 spots in the Mets’ bullpen are locked up. That leaves Jason Isringhausen, Blaine Boyer, Manny Acosta and Pat Misch all vying for the final spot.
There are limited spots available in the Mets’ bullpen, but Jason Isringhausen doesn’t feel the heat. “It’s a good problem,” he said on Sunday.
Mets pitcher Jason Isringhausen threw a bullpen session after being sidelined with inflammation in his right elbow. Isringhausen says he plans to throw Friday in a minor league game, noting “everything feels normal.”
Ed Coleman reports on Angel Pagan’s lower back soreness, Jason Isringhausen’s elbow and Carlos Beltran’s performance in minor league games.
Mets pitcher Jason Isringhausen has resumed throwing after being sidelined three days with inflammation in his right elbow.
For Met fans who want to kiss the enigmatic Ollie goodbye after this start, don’t pucker up just yet. Perez was promised starts this spring – and Collins is a man of his word.
Luis Castillo sprinted from the Mets’ dugout, taking his spot at second base. He knows opportunities like this one are probably running out. “I got to show them I can still play. If I don’t make the team I don’t know what I am going to do,” Castillo said.
Ollie lives for another day. Perez defied the odds and went out and threw two scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning in his spring debut and New York beat a split squad of St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Thursday.
Manager Terry Collins managed to wake some people up today with his pronouncement that Ruben Tejada may possibly be alive and well in the battle for 2B here at Mets camp.
WFAN’s Ed Coleman provided video of R.A. Dickey, Oliver Perez, Chris Young, Chris Capuano, and Jason Isringhausen from Mets spring training on Thursday.
Ronny Paulino’s absence from spring training because of visa problems isn’t yet a concern to Mets manager Terry Collins.
The players are “unionizing” on Tuesday morning here in Port St. Lucie – the MLBPA’s annual spring visit to Mets camp.
Jason Isringhausen agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Tuesday after auditioning with a brief bullpen session. “All I need is a chance to throw in spring somewhere and hope for the best,” said Isringhausen.
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