The Empire State Building will be blue and orange this evening in memory of Gary Carter, State Senator Marty Golden tweeted.
• Left-hander Scott Kazmir threw for scouts Friday. ESPN's Buster Olney heard from a pair of scouts, one who said Kazmir threw about 86-87 mph and touched 89, and another who said Kazmir was 88-89 and touched 91. Multiple reports indicate the Mets are not interested in signing Kazmir.
• Double-A Binghamton announced its staff. Joining manager Pedro Lopez is hitting coach Luis Natera and pitching coach Glenn Abbott.
• The Mets' complex is closed Saturday and Sunday. Ike Davis is headed to Key West for some fishing.
• Paul DePodesta told Baseball America that prospect Wilmer Flores will start playing third base in the minors this season, while not totally vacating shortstop.