Not that he had much choice, but Oliver Perez has not fought the decision to go to the pen – he can deal with it whether he likes it or not.
The decision which was supposed to be determined over a couple of weeks came to a quick conclusion on Monday morning at Mets camp. Carlos Beltran walked into manager Terry Collins’ office and announced that he was moving.
Michael Morse hit a pair of two-run homers in the late innings and the Washington Nationals won their spring training opener by beating the New York Mets 9-3 on Monday.
The Mets staged their annual intra-squad matchup on Friday and Scott Hairston stole the spotlight.
The Mets signed lefthanded pitcher Taylor Tankersley, who appeared in 27 games last year with the Florida Marlins.