As David Wright looks forward to seeing former teammate Jose Reyes return to Citi Field, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is indicating that he doesn't plan on seeing the third baseman follow Reyes out of New York.
"I honestly, at this point, cannot foresee David playing elsewhere," Alderson said Sunday in an interview with WNBC-TV in New York.
The Mets have a $16 million option on Wright for the 2013 season, and his torrid play early in 2012 has made it hard to imagine the Mets not keeping him around. Wright's .510 on-base percentage leads the majors, with his .439 batting average second only to Matt Kemp of the Dodgers. His eight runs batted in lead the Mets, who entered Monday's doubleheader with the Giants with an 8-6 record, good for third in the NL East, a game and a half ahead of Reyes and the Marlins, who arrive at Citi Field on Tuesday for the first of a three-game series.
Wright told reporters on Monday that he's looking forward to seeing Reyes on Tuesday, and that it "stung" when the star shortstop left New York to sign a six-year contract with the Marlins worth $106 million. Wright also mentioned that Reyes called him personally to tell him of his departure.
Reyes is off to a slow start at the plate for Miami, hitting .230 with two runs batted in through the first 15 games of the season. He is tied for ninth in the NL with four stolen bases.
---The Chicago Cubs have designated relief pitcher Rodrigo Lopez for assignment, clearing the way for the arrival of Michael Bowden from the Red Sox.
Bowden, 25, has a 3.00 ERA in two appearances this season for Boston, having given up one run in three innings of work.
The 36-year-old Lopez is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in four appearances for the Cubs this season.
---The Cleveland Indians activated All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the bereavement list.Cabrera missed the final six contests of Cleveland's road swing while in Venezuela following the death of his grandfather.
To make room on the roster, the Indians optioned left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
---The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Jason Repko on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 21) with a left shoulder sprain and recalled first baseman/outfielder Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Repko, 31, has appeared in five games for the Red Sox, including four starts in center field, going 1-for-11 (.091) at the plate.