Friday, July 06, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Torres, Francisco, Schwinden
Tony La Russa is pondering starting R.A. Dickey in the All-Star game. But the NL manager seems hesitant, considering that none of the catchers on his roster have ever caught Dickey’s knuckleball. Other candidates to start for the NL include Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez.
Dickey will appear on “The David Letterman Show” next Wednesday night.
Andres Torres has a bad back. Collins is concerned. It is unknown at this point if Torres will need to spend time on the disabled list.
Frank Francisco (DL, left oblique) will throw off a mound Saturday, then make at least four rehab appearances before returning to the Mets. Jason Bay will report to Port St. Lucie Friday, Collins said.
Chris Schwinden was reclaimed by the Mets, five weeks after they waived him and lost him to the Blue Jays. He was optioned to Triple-A. Schwinden made a combined five Triple-A starts for Las Vegas (Toronto), Columbus (Cleveland) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees).