Collins: Schwinden likely to start Friday


Mets manager Terry Collins didn’t have an update on right-hander Mike Pelfrey. Collins said his MRI was being read by another doctor, and the Mets wouldn’t have the results until later on.

Collins said right-hander Chris Schwinden is lined up to be promoted and get Friday’s start in Colorado, but he didn’t want to make it official just yet.

Schwinden, 25, made four starts for the Mets last season, going 0-2 with a 4.71 ERA.

• When Andres Torres comes off the disabled list on Monday, Collins says he plans to talk with rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis about moving from center to the corner outfield spots. Nieuwenhuis would also get some time in center as well.

Collins cautioned against moving Lucas Duda from right, saying he wants him to concentrate solely on that position rather than moving him around between left and first as well.

Collins said the Mets would like to keep Nieuwenhuis in the lineup because he is hitting .327. When Jason Bay comes back off the DL, then the Mets manager will have to make a decision on what he wants to do with the 24-year-old.

Ike Davis will bat seventh in the lineup on Wednesday night against Marlins lefty Mark Buehrle.

Davis is hitting just .131, and Collins wants his struggling first baseman to relax. He also pointed out that lefties are hitting around .150 against the veteran southpaw.