Mets left-hander Garrett Olson was struck by a batted ball on his pitching hand during a Minor League game on Sunday. He suffered a contusion on the palm of his hand and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary X-rays, which were negative.
Olson was a strong contender to make the Mets as a reliever, and it’s not yet clear if this will pose any setback.
He has allowed one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking one in seven spring appearances.
Here is a Twitter-cap of the rest of today’s Mets news and notes.
Adam Rubin tweets: Pedro Beato looks like he’s opening the season on the major league DL, not optioned to Triple-A. Shoulder still barking.
David Lennon tweets: Wright described himself as “50-50″ to play tomorrow in Jupiter. As for his progress, says he’s “cautiously optimistic. It’s a process.”
Anthony DiComo tweets: Mets like Adam Loewen’s power, but tough to envision him making team right now. Hasn’t gotten a hit in 8 games and looks shaky