• Third baseman David Wright will receive a routine day off Thursday in Denver, manager Terry Collins said. Wright has appeared in all 74 of the Mets' games this season.
• As the Mets embark on an unusual itinerary this week, traveling from Chicago to Denver back to Queens, several players had their own travel plans. The Mets tried to send Thursday's starting pitcher, Jeremy Hefner, ahead to Denver before Wednesday's game, but flight delays prompted him to take the team charter instead. They also cleared Friday and Saturday's starters, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee, to skip the Denver trip and fly straight to New York.
• Shortstop Ruben Tejada, on the disabled list since May 30 with a strained right quad, is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment this week. That puts Tejada in line to return to the Mets at some point in July.
• Dwight Gooden is hosting a Q&A session with fans this Friday at Citi Field beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET. Tickets, which are $99 and available on Mets.com, include a signed copy of Gooden's new book, "Doc: A Memoir."
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