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View from St. Lucie: Teacher K-Rod

Adam Rubin

Francisco Rodriguez takes a hands-on approach during Rule 5 pick Pedro Beato's bullpen session. The closer, along with pitching coach Dan Warthen, provided instruction to Beato on his delivery, including stride length.

Adam Rubin

Johan Santana played catch on flat ground Friday morning inside the main stadium with Tobi Stoner.

Adam Rubin

Mets left-hander Pat Misch, who played at Western Michigan University, warmly greets Michigan baseball coach Rich Maloney, who once starred at Misch's alma mater. Misch was willing to make an exception with Maloney, he said, although he noted generally about Wolverines: "I never liked those Michigan guys." Michigan plays the Mets on Sunday.