• Collins confirmed Tuesday what he intimated a day earlier, that Daisuke Matsuzaka will remain in the rotation to start Sunday in Cleveland. Matsuzaka is 0-3 with a 10.95 ERA over his first three starts with the Mets.
• Infielder Wilmer Flores sat on the bench Tuesday for the third time in four games, with Josh Satin starting at third base. Collins said the decision was partially due to the soreness Flores has been experiencing in both ankles, and partially due to baseball reasons.
"You're talking about a guy who's beat up a little bit," Collins said. "He's tired. He's sore. We're trying to win some games, and Josh Satin has been swinging pretty good."
• First baseman Ike Davis was scheduled for an MRI Tuesday morning on his strained right oblique. The Mets had not yet received the results as of Tuesday afternoon, though both Davis and the team are operating under the assumption that the injury is season ending.
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