Stites' elbow locked up on him when he was throwing batting practice Saturday. The results from the MRI are expected to be known Friday.Analysis:
The pitcher will be examined, and it's possible he's sent for an MRI Friday. Gaudin was pulled from last Friday's outing due to a "tweak" in his biceps. He's surrendered two earned runs in six spring innings.Analysis:
"I wouldn't say that," Warthen said.
Parnell's fastball say at 87-to-91 mh in a minor-league appearance Wednesday. He averaged a career-high 97.2 mph on his fastball in 2011 and averaged 95 mph in 2013 before missing most of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Warthen suggested that Parnell's velocity will be closer to normal in a week to 10 days.Analysis:
Denorfia will most likely not be ready to play in the regular-season opener.
"Opening Day is probably in jeopardy," manager Joe Maddon said Thursday.
Denorfia ran at about 40 percent Thursday and has been making progress.
"There's no sense in rushing anything," Maddon said. "When you're talking about [hamstring injuries], and guys try to push 'hammies' too quickly, then you end up with a longer healing process."Analysis:
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has expressed optimism about Murphy being ready in time for Opening Day. However, Collins said it's "too early" to tell.Analysis:
“What I was really watching was him and watching his face and he never seemed like anything bothered him, so I know his arm feels great and that’s all I was worried about,” manager Joe Maddon said. “He felt good and his energy was good (Thursday). … He threw some nice fastballs, nice cutters, yeah, yeah, yeah, but I thought he looked comfortable and that’s the most important thing.”
Thursday was the first time Lester pitched in a game since being scratched last week due to a tired arm. Lester is scheduled to make one more start before the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. He is scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches in a minor-league start next week.
“Today was good, today was a normal day,” Lester said. “[I’ll] come back tomorrow and go about work again.”Analysis:
“He’s still working through the swinging part of it,” Williams said, per NatsInsider.com. “But he’s playing defense, jumping from field to field to run bases and do the things he needs to do. So when he is ready to hit, then he’s ready to play. He’s not quite there yet, though.”
Werth has remained optimistic about being ready by Opening Day. Although, Williams isn't as sure.
“I still won’t (rule it out),” Williams said. “You do run out of time, though. There’s a question, sure. The fact he hasn’t had regular at-bats in spring training games makes me question that. But we’ll see.”Analysis:
“He was really feeling bad yesterday, and then today he’s still not feeling well,” Williams said, per NatsInsider.com. “He came in, did a little bit of light swinging in the cage, and he’s still not feeling good. So we sent him home again (Thursday). I think he’ll be OK to go (Friday). But we wanted to get him out of here and not get anybody else sick at this point.”Analysis: