The Mets and Walker (back) may be close to reaching an agreement on a three-year deal worth in the vicinity of $40 million, SNY.TV reports, though Marc Carig of Newsday indicates a contract extension isn't imminent.
Conforto will work on improving against left-handed pitchers this spring as he attempts to win a spot on the 25-man roster, the New York Post reports. "He just needs at-bats against left-handed pitching, he knows he can hit them, he's hit them his whole life," hitting coach Kevin Long said Friday. "You have got to get the opportunity to do it, and when you do it, I don't think it's the end of the world if he has an 0-for-4 day against them, but it would be nice to be able to get him some at-bats against lefties and get him comfortable."
Reyes will see some work in center field this spring as the Mets look to transition him into a super-utility role, the New York Post reports. "I talked to Juan [Lagares] a little bit," Reyes said Friday at Tradition Field. "He said, 'You know, you have to be ready to run there, center field, because there are a lot of gaps there.' I said, 'Well, I'm healthy, so I am looking for the challenge.' "
Bruce is expected to get some reps at first base this spring, the New York Post reports. "Just because Lucas has had some injury issues, I think we've probably got to have Jay do some work over there," Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday. "Not push it on him, because he still is going to play the outfield. But we have just got to make sure we have another option there, especially if something happens to Lucas where we've got a left-handed bat that can go over there."