Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/20/12
Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger spoke to Terry Collins before the game at Citi Field and reports that Andres Torres has made progress in his rehab down in Port St. Lucie. The centerfielder went on the 15-day disabled list two weeks ago with a strained left calf. Collins said three days ago that Torres needs to prove he can sprint at top speed. He has picked up his activity level but still has not run at full speed, nor run the bases, but he has done outfield drills. “One of the things that’s basically been the cause is basically this explosion that he has that has caused the injury,” Collins said. “So they’re trying to put him through those start-stop drills before they really start to extend his running program.” “When he does come back, the centerfield job will be his”, writes Vorkunov. Collins did add that longterm he’s unsure yet who will be his center fielder, but wants to see Nieuwenhuis perform better against LH pitching. Also, David Wright told reporters that the Mets have not
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