Quick hits

• Ramon Santiago made his first start of the spring Friday, going 0-for-1 with a walk as the leadoff hitter and shortstop. He missed close to two weeks with a strained right calf.

• Victor Martinez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday, but it represented the longest he has played in a game this spring. Martinez has been held back from swinging right-handed this week due to back tightness, but the Mets didn't put him up against a lefty. Martinez will not be on the travel roster for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays and lefty Ricky Romero.


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