Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Koufax will be called to testify in the upcoming trial that pits the cash-strapped ball club against the bankruptcy trustee for Bernie Madoff victims.
The trustee, Irving Picard, is trying to claw back $303 million from the Mets owners, accusing them of “turning a blind eye” to Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The case goes to trial in Manhattan civil court next Monday.
The 76-year-old Koufax — the youngest person to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame when he was elected in 1972 — is a longtime friend of Fred Wilpon, the team’s owner. The famed Dodgers southpaw is among a dozen or so people who will testify on behalf of the team, according to the witness list released Tuesday.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was at Mets camp on Thursday morning. Koufax watched top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler in a minor league intrasquad game and also spoke with Mets relief pitcher Bobby Parnell about his delivery for a few minutes. .
Johan Santana threw a bullpen session Thursday and said he felt no discomfort after throwing two innings Tuesday. Santana is scheduled to pitch against the Marlins on Sunday. .
Relief pitcher Pedro Beato was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation and could start a light throwing program Friday. .
Center fielder Andres Torres has a tight right glute and did not play Thursday. .
Free agent pitcher C.J. Nitkowski, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2005, worked out for the Mets on Thursday.