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Managing emotions ... Joe Girardi of the Yankees and the NY Mets' Terry Collins have hot-seat companyUpdated Mar 23 Share Tweet
As spring training nears to a close and the prospects for both their clubs look more and more gloomy, Joe Girardi and Terry Collins find themselves in a not so exclusive or enviable club.
In Dealing With Injuries, Collins Takes the Long ViewUpdated Mar 23 Share TweetThe Mets' manager said that he will not rush David Wright and Daniel Murphy back into action.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetLucas Duda hit a solo homer in the seventh and Rafael Montero pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings, as the Mets beat the Nationals, 3-1, on Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.Source: MLB.com
Gio sharp in Grapefruit League returnUpdated Mar 23 Share TweetWith barely a week to go before Opening Day, Gio Gonzalez appears to be in midseason form. Gonzalez struck out three batters over six innings of one-run ball on Saturday, flashing his trademark curveball frequently in a 3-1 loss to the Mets in Port St. …Source: MLB.comShare TweetJUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte probably will start the season on the disabled list because of a mild muscle flexor strain in his pitching arm.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetJUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Johan Santana knows he won't be pitching when the New York Mets start their season April 1. He doesn't know when he'll take the mound again.Share TweetAt his manager's behest, Bryce Harper stayed back in Viera while the team made the trip to Port St. Lucie on Saturday, nursing a swollen left thumb that he jammed in Friday's game against the Tigers.