• Collins said the Mets will not work out in San Diego on Thursday, giving the players four full days off. He added that former Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel told Collins he used that tactic last year, and the Phillies came back fresher than they typically did after the All-Star break.
• The Mets still have no plans to balance out the number of position players on the roster. They have carried six outfielders, four infielders and the versatile Eric Campbell since June 26, but Collins insisted he doesn't feel restricted.
"I don't know how we have any other options except continue with what we've got," Collins said.
• Wilmer Flores watch: In 18 games through Saturday, the 22-year-old infielder is hitting .356/.380/.726 with seven homers, six doubles and 28 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He is riding a 17-game hit streak since an 0-for-5 effort in his first game back.
• Catcher Taylor Teagarden, who is recovering from a strained left hamstring, went 0-for-1 with a strikeout and a walk for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Saturday, the first game of his rehab assignment.
Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.