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Milledge Will Start Season In The Bigs

Lastings Milledge has been more mature this spring and was rewarded with a roster spot on the big league club.

"A lot of people expect a lot of things out of me," Milledge said. "When I start doing those things, and when people can actually look at me in a key situation or I'm coming through for the team, that's when I'll start getting excited. Right now, I'm on the team, I have a spot and I'm grateful and excited. But it don't stop here."

General manager Omar Minaya repeated Friday that Shawn Green will be the starting rightfielder.

Via Newsday

Delgado Returns To Mets

Carlos Delgado returned to the Mets on Thursday, five days after the birth of his son, Carlos Antonio.

Delgado, who had gone to Puerto Rico to attend the birth, received congratulations from teammates.

Via AP

Milledge Not Sure Where He's Going

Lastings Milledge's right hand contusion didn't improve yesterday.

"Same," Milledge said.

The Mets outfielder is still trying to make the team to start the season, but he said that he hasn't heard anything from the Mets about his status.

"Nobody told me anything, which really doesn't surprise me anyway," Milledge said. "The thing is getting well. I'm not going to risk me missing three or four weeks just to get on the team."

The Mets have to decide whether to keep Milledge, and the decision must be based not only on whether he's played well enough in camp and whether there's a big enough role for him if he joins the club, but also on Milledge's future.

"I think with a young player you've got to think long-term also," GM Omar Minaya said. "Where is he in his development? How is it going to affect his development? All those things. He's performed pretty well. His performance has been very good. The question is if he's on the team, what kind of role is he going to play, how is he going to be used?"

Via New York Post

Zambrano Would Pick Mets Over Yankees

With six days left to reach a contract extension before Opening Day, Carlos Zambrano is discussing the possibility of wearing a New York Mets uniform next year.

Asked by SI.com if he'd consider the New York Yankees, Zambrano said: "I like the Yankees, but I don't see myself pitching at Yankee Stadium. Too many rules. If I play in New York, it's going to be with the Mets. First of all, because I get to hit. And I love hitting. I can't say ? that I would never play for the Yankees. Hopefully no, but you never know."

Via Chicago Tribune

Sanchez Out Four Months

Duaner Sanchez will miss approximately four months due to a fracture in his shoulder.


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