Good Day For Idle Mets

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The New York Mets didn’t play yesterday, but they sure felt like winners at the end of the night. In Class-A St. Lucie, Mets ace Pedro Martinez (pictured) completed [his best rehab outing] since [undergoing rotator cuff surgery]( last October. Pedro tossed five innings and allowed zero earned runs, striking out four while walking only one. Sure he was dominating entry-level minor leaguers, but just last week [he was getting pummeled](/blogx/display_blog.cfm?bid=39325001) by entry-level minor leaguers. Ipso facto, this was an encouraging performance.

Also yesterday, the Mets [acquired veteran right-handed bat Jeff Conine] from the Cincinnati Reds. New York dealt two minor leaguers for the 41-year-old utility infielder, who will fill the void left by [Damion Easley’s recent injury]( Conine won two World Series rings with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and 2003 and has proved to be a clutch performer in big games. He batted .308 in the two division series, .310 in the two NL Championship Series, and .294 in his two World Series.

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