Thursday, February 21, 2013
Mejia lands Friday, Duda to get early ABs
By Adam Rubin
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Collins said Jenrry Mejia will land in the U.S. on Friday morning and should be at the complex midday now that his visa issue is resolved.
• Collins plans to get Lucas Duda plenty of at-bats early in Grapefruit League play, even though Duda is returning from offseason surgery to repair a fractured wrist. Duda is working on a new stance, and the manager said he needs to get reps in order to adjust. Duda should start in left field on Saturday, then DH on Sunday.
• Frank Francisco will begin to toss a baseball Monday for the first time since being shut down with elbow inflammation, Collins confirmed.