PORT ST. LUCIE — Jake Marisnick offered a denial Wednesday to the assertion the Astros were guilty of cheating last season, too.
Earlier this week, the Yankees’ Gleyber Torres asserted that Houston’s illegal sign-stealing scheme from 2017 spilled over into last year, when the Astros beat the Yankees in the ALCS. Marisnick, now a Mets outfielder, was unaware of Torres’ claim but answered to the charge.
“I’m not going to get into all that, but no, we didn’t,” Marisnick said.
Seth Lugo’s fractured left pinkie toe was the result of banging his foot on the ottoman in his hotel room, according to the right-hander. Lugo has curtailed throwing from the mound but is playing catch on flat ground.
“I am just taking it a little light on my feet,” Lugo said. “I am going to keep the arm in shape, and just take it easy on my feet for a couple of days.”
Rick Porcello and Marcus Stroman will be the starting pitchers for the Mets in Saturday’s split-squad exhibition openers. Porcello will face the Marlins in Port St. Lucie and Stroman the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.
Manager Luis Rojas indicated Yoenis Cespedes, Jed Lowrie and Lugo are the only players likely not…