Mets right holder Marcus Stroman is making progress after a left calf tear he suffered last week. Stroman returned to the throw “Full tilt” Bullpen session, said manager Luis Royas (via Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News). Pitching coach Jeremy Hefner added that Stroman is still unable to sprint, so it is unclear when he will make his season debut. The sooner the better the Mets, for which Stroman needs an ace replenishment Jacob deGrom. Seen from his own, Stroman begins a fairly important season with his first trip to a free agency scheduled for winter.
- One from Stroman Mets teammates, fellow righteous Jared Hughes, has been on the injured list since July 15. The team did not announce the reason for the move at the time, although it turns out the coronavirus virus was positive for him, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Hughes had symptoms for about 10 days during Rosenthal, but he is now healthy and in a hurry at the team’s alternate training site. Before starting the fight against the virus, Hughes seemed to have earned the season opener list after Mets signed it to a major league deal.
- Rays we got good news about a couple of our attackers who spent the season due to their positive COVID tests. The star Austin Meadows Juan Toribio of the MLB.com relay (Twitter links) is involved in baseball on Wednesday. Leader Kevin Cashas noted that Meadows could return sometime on August 4-9. Meanwhile Randy Arozarena was confirmed to rejoin the team and resume baseball activities, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. On Wednesday, he began a rehabilitation task at Rays’ alternate training site.
- Red sox, having so far received poor output due to the rotation of their corrections, will give righteousness Zackas Godley as a start-up opportunity, Jason Mastrodonato from the Boston Herald Twitter. Godley, who signed a Red League contract with the Red Sox this month, will start their first start with the club on Saturday against the Yankees. The former Diamondback and Blue Jay were effective starters just a couple of years ago, having dropped dramatically last season. On Monday, Godley looked particularly hopeful and anxious for a long time, but when he threw four endless, four-stroke innings with seven strokes so as not to lose the Mets walk.