-Reliever Dae-Sung Koo is scheduled to return to the Mets as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

-It has been reported that Pedro Martinez is swimming instead of running to get in shape for 2006. Martinez is still experiencing toe pain on his right foot.

-Steve Trachsel said he'll begin throwing off a mound next week. He told the media Tuesday his back is fine. Trachsel is training with new Met rightfielder Xavier Nady, whom Trachsel said was thrilled to be in New York.

-Pedro Martinez, Victor Diaz and Victor Zambrano were no-shows for the Mets' caravan kickoff.

I just hope Pedro's toe will be fine in the regular season.