Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) went 0-for-2 in his first rehab outing with the Single-A St. Lucie Mets on Friday evening. Cespedes began a running program last Monday and hit in the three hole in his first game action since the end of April. "He feels he's getting better," Collins said last week, according to Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "He told me today that the leg's really feeling a lot better. I think everything's on the upswing. He had a big smile on his face. He's glad to be back. I just said, 'Look, when you get started, take it easy in the beginning. See how you feel.'" Cespedes was hitting .270 with six home runs and 10 RBI before going on the DL. With Cespedes out, the Mets have
While Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria remains engaged in talks to sell the team, he might not receive the $1.3 billion he’s been seeking, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Several groups, including two separate teams led by Tagg Romney and Derek Jeter, seem to be interested, but it appears the price will continue to fall. Jeter and Jeb Bush’s group doesn’t seem to have enough financial support, according to Heyman, while the Romney group is unlikely to be able to pay the $1.3 billion and “believes the figure should be a touch lower.” It’s a traditional business tactic to start with the highest price and work downward, but this could be a point at which it’s revealed whether Loria is serious
Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Red Sox will activate David Price. • The selling price of the Miami Marlins continues to drop with the price to buy now at a reported $1.3 billion.