Empire tribute to Carter

The Empire State Building will be blue and orange this evening in memory of Gary Carter, State Senator Marty Golden tweeted.

• Left-hander Scott Kazmir threw for scouts Friday. ESPN's Buster Olney heard from a pair of scouts, one who said Kazmir threw about 86-87 mph and touched 89, and another who said Kazmir was 88-89 and touched 91. Multiple reports indicate the Mets are not interested in signing Kazmir.

• Double-A Binghamton announced its staff. Joining manager Pedro Lopez is hitting coach Luis Natera and pitching coach Glenn Abbott.

• The Mets' complex is closed Saturday and Sunday. Ike Davis is headed to Key West for some fishing.

Paul DePodesta told Baseball America that prospect Wilmer Flores will start playing third base in the minors this season, while not totally vacating shortstop.