VIERA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, some of the Mets' most prominent players will see game action, albeit in abbreviated form.
Bartolo Colon (calf), Jonathon Niese (shoulder) and Bobby Parnell (quad) will pitch in an intrasquad game in Port St. Lucie after missing time battling minor issues.
They will face Ike Davis (hamstring) and Ruben Tejada (calf). Both are coming back from injuries suffered last weekend.
"They're going to get in that game tomorrow and see how they do," said manager Terry Collins, who had hoped to avoid injuries by holding out some of his veteran players.
As part of the plan, David Wright and Daniel Murphy won't play in their first Grapefruit League games until Friday against the Cardinals. Nevertheless, injuries have forced the Mets to adjust.
Lucas Duda (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's simulated game and his status moving forward is unclear.
Harvey: Bonus, baby
Provisions in Matt Harvey's new contract have given the pitcher bonuses worth $60,000 related to accomplishments from last season, The Associated Press reported. Harvey earned $50,000 for finishing fourth in Cy Young Award voting and another $10,000 for making the NL All-Star team.
Harvey will make $566,625 this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
Dillon Gee allowed one run and four hits in 21/3 innings in a split-squad game against the Marlins in Port St. Lucie. The Marlins won, 5-2, in 10 innings . . . Jacob deGrom tossed two scoreless innings in the Mets' 11-5 split-squad loss to the Nationals in Viera.