• A team official reiterated general manager Sandy Alderson's recent assertion that the Mets are unlikely to sign any additional players prior to Opening Day. Frank Francisco's injury has prompted speculation that the Mets could try to add a reliever, with established closers Jose Valverde and Francisco Rodriguez still at large. But the team appears committed to Bobby Parnell as closer.
• Manager Terry Collins said he plans to split up Johan Santana and Jon Niese, the only two lefties in his rotation. Because it would also make sense for Collins to separate right-handers Shaun Marcum and Dillon Gee, who boast similar repertoires, that would result in a projected rotation of Santana, Marcum, Niese, Matt Harvey and Gee, in that order.
• The Mets held their first bowling night of the spring on Sunday, in what has become an annual tradition under Collins. David Wright, who considers himself an excellent bowler, played in a five-man grouping that included chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Top prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Zack Wheeler also shared a group. Last year's high scorer, Tim Byrdak, is currently in Illinois rehabbing from surgery.