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Mets' Seth Lugo says he 'felt good' after live BP session

Mets pitcher Seth Lugo during a spring training

Mets pitcher Seth Lugo during a spring training workout on Sunday Feb. 16, 2020 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Seth Lugo took his first step from overcoming a broken little toe by throwing live batting practice against — among others — Yoenis Cespedes on Sunday.

Cespedes took Lugo deep twice, including a home run that was very, very deep and another that may have been wind-aided.

“The second one, he just got it in the wind,” Lugo said. “The first one, that was a good swing. But I wouldn’t pitch him like that in a real game, so I knew what I was getting into.”

Lugo said the next step will be in a spring training game.

“I felt good,” Lugo said. “Ball’s coming out well and I threw a lot of strikes. It’s exactly what I was looking for in a live BP.”

Said manager Luis Rojas: “Let’s see what the performance staff dictates now after seeing [the outing] and hopefully we can see him in a game soon.”

Extra bases

Robinson Cano had his first hit of spring training, a two-run double in the first inning in the Mets’ 3-1 victory over the Nationals at Clover Park. Cano was the DH .  .  . Michael Conforto celebrated his 27th birthday with his first home run .  .  . Pete Alonso went 1-for-3 and is 2-for-18 .  .  . Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless inning (one double) in his second outing .  .  .   In Jupiter, Michael Wacha threw three scoreless innings in the Mets’ 7-1 split-squad loss to the Marlins. Wacha has thrown five scoreless innings in two outings .  .  .   The Mets are off Monday. They return Tuesday to host the Marlins with Noah Syndergaard on the mound .  .  .   Rojas said there was no update on non-roster first baseman Matt Adams, who was scratched from Thursday’s game for additional cardiac tests after an undisclosed issue cropped up in his physical.

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