Monday, March 10, 2014
Colon, Mejia expected to get Vegas starts
By Adam Rubin
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.
David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.
The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.
The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.