After a brief two-day delay, Dominic Smith has arrived at Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie.
Smith, along with the newly acquired Carlos Carrasco and two others, had his arrival delayed due to “non-injury-related” reasons, according to manager Luis Rojas.
Carrasco, meanwhile, has not yet made his first appearance at camp, though he’s expected to in the coming days.
“We expect everybody to be here by the end of the week,” Rojas said on Monday.
With no universal DH in 2021 (at least not to this point), Smith figures to be the Mets' starting left fielder in 2021 with Pete Alonso occupying first base.
Smith played in left field in 22 games last season, while playing 23 games at first base, his more natural position. Now that he's arrived in camp, it will be interesting to see where Smith takes most of his reps during the spring.
The Mets will take the field for their first game action of the spring on Monday, when they take on the Miami Marlins at 1 p.m..