Cabrera will reevaluate his shoulder today to determine whether he is going to request to play.
"I'm not going to move my shoulder much today," Cabrera said Monday. "I'd love to play but if I don't feel good I don't think I would play."
If I don't feel better I think Fredi won't let me play," Cabrera said, smiling.
Fredi better not.
Actually, even if he is feeling better I hope Fredi keeps him out of the game. This is a stinkin' exhibition game and it's not worth risking the possibility that playing in it could lead to Cabrera missing even more games than was necessary to recover from the initial injury.
But it does sound like Cabrera is aware of where his priorities should be.
The way I see it, Miguel should go out on the field when the teams are introduced. When they call his name, tip his cap and wave to the crowd with his right hand and then sit on the bench and cheerlead.
If Cabrera doesn't play, Freddy Sanchez will probably be the back up to Wright, assuming the Mets third baseman doesn't play the full nine.