Granderson limited at camp due to eye issue

Mets right fielder improving, able to participate in some drills

February 29th, 2016

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson did not participate in regular workouts Monday due to a right eye issue that the team believes is conjunctivitis. Shortly after Granderson arrived at the team's complex early Monday morning, the Mets sent him to a doctor, who essentially confirmed that diagnosis -- though Granderson said his eye began feeling better so quickly that no one is entirely sure.

"The understanding still isn't 100 percent what exactly it might be," Granderson said. "I had some irritation yesterday morning around 8:30. By the time I got to see the doctor around 9:45, it already started clearing up."

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Granderson, 34, returned to the Mets' complex early Tuesday for treatment, and he wound up participating in weightlifting, conditioning and fielding drills. The Mets consider him day to day.

"I'll do as much as I can with my glasses on," Granderson said, sporting a pair of thick-framed black spectacles.

Last year, in the second season of his four-year, $60 million deal with the Mets, Granderson hit .259 with 26 homers and an .821 OPS. He is expected to once again serve as the team's leadoff hitter and play right field in 2016.

"Due to the medication, they'll recheck him [Wednesday]," manager Terry Collins said. "But hopefully he's back out there."

Worth noting

• Juan Lagares starred in the Mets' intrasquad game Tuesday, finishing 2-for-2 with a solo homer off Robert Gsellman. Dilson Herrera also went deep for "Team Blue," which beat "Team Orange," 4-3.

• Infielder Wilmer Flores missed the intrasquad game due to illness. He is day to day.