Friday, July 1, 2011
No DL for Acosta -- Friday
By Adam Rubin
Terry Collins indicated Manny Acosta would not be placed on the disabled list before Friday's game, but the manager added that the Mets would not go the entire weekend minus a reliever.
Acosta said he planned to see a team doctor before the game, but he expressed no alarm with his right wrist injury. Acosta suffered the injury Thursday in Detroit awkwardly landing after fielding a bunt.
• Collins said Willie Harris should be activated from the bereavement list Sunday.
• Collins said he doesn't dislike interleague play, but he does not like scheduling inequity. “Why they made interleague play is the rivalry stuff,” Collins said. “But interleague play, for me, everybody in our division should play the Yankees twice if that’s the way it’s going to be. That’s a tough go for anybody, and a big challenge for any team to play these guys twice. It’s fun. Make no mistake about it. It’s exciting. It’s fun. But it’s not an exhibition. These stinkin’ games count. So when they change the rules so that everybody plays everybody else the same amount of times, then I’ll buy into interleague play.”
• David Wright hit off a tee Friday in Port St. Lucie. The Mets plan to map out a schedule for returning Sunday, but the optimistic hope is two weeks from today -- when the Mets open the second half against the Phillies at Citi Field.
• Lucas Duda should start Saturday against Yankees right-hander Bartolo Colon.