JUPITER, Fla. – Dominic Smith arrived at Clover Park with right wrist soreness Wednesday, prompting his removal from the lineup against the Marlins.
The discomfort – described as “general wrist soreness” – isn’t new for Smith, according to manager Luis Rojas. The Mets left fielder will be evaluated on a daily basis, but has continued working out defensively.
Smith blasted his second homer of the Grapefruit League season a day earlier.
“It’s probably from a swing, because as you know the number of swings these guys are taking on a daily basis are very much different from what they are doing in the offseason,” Rojas said. “It’s ramping up the number of swings per day.”
Smith has started playing left field in recent days after beginning the spring in a first base/DH role.