Mets' Saturday workout forced indoors by rain

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Steady rain washed out much of the Mets' scheduled workout on Saturday, leaving players -- with four days until the Grapefruit League season begins -- scrambling to fit in their scheduled exercises.

Hitters worked in covered cages, while pitchers threw in an enclosed space. Many Mets also took part in workouts at the team's Barwis Methods training facility attached to Tradition Field.

"Like I've said many, many times, if you're going to have [rainy days], I'd rather have them early, because this is a process of still getting everything in shape," manager Terry Collins said. "If you're going to have a day down, let's do it early -- because toward the end of spring, it's time to get ready for the regular season."

Despite a continually spotty forecast, the Mets are scheduled to resume regular workouts on Sunday and Monday at their Port St. Lucie complex, before organizing an intrasquad game on Tuesday. Grapefruit League play begins on Wednesday with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Anthony DiComo is the Mets beat reporter for He has been covering the team since 2010.

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