No flakes have yet to fall here in NYC, but the Mets' newest reliever -- Ryota Igarashi -- already has been slowed in his transition to the States. Igarashi was grounded in Tokyo today because his flight to New York has been scuttled due to the impending blizzard.

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Igarashi, who is expected to compete for a set-up role, planned to take a few days to get settled and look for housing for his family in New York before heading to Port St. Lucie. But now he is stranded indefinitely in Japan until the snowstorm finally clears the metropolitan area.