Monday, March 26, 2012
It seems like the Mets have had an incredible amount of injuries once again this spring, but when you run down the list your probably only starting the year with four players on the DL and two of them weren't locks anyway ( Carrasco, Beato). Many of these injuries are normal bumps and bruises that occur in any camp, I think were a bit snake bitten over our previous history with medical issues.
In all I think Byrdak and Torres were the only two injuries that will impact the team come opening day.
Back to Action
Johan Santana - looks like he'll be ready for opening day. Ike Davis' ankle looks good and he doesn't appear to be suffering any ill effects of the Valley Fever positive results. Ronny Cedeno ( knee), Ruben Tejada (groin), Robert Carson ( oblique), Lucas Duda ( back), and Zach Lutz (elbow) have all been playing after short layoffs. We've also heard Mike Pelfrey is playing through a bad ankle. Jason Bay was hit by a pitch and left the game but it's not considered to be serious. Garrett Olson has a contusion on his hand and may end up on the heading for DL list but it was too early to put him there now.
On their way back
David Wright could return to games as soon as today/tomorrow after a rib cage injury has sidelined him all spring. Scott Hairston is taking batting practice and should return by the end of spring training. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is missing a chance to make the team due to an oblique injury but recent reports have him getting better.
Heading to the DL
D.J. Carrasco's hurt ankle looks to land him on the DL, same could be said for Pedro Beato and his stiff shoulder. It's up in the air whether Andres Torres will make it back in time due to a calf injury. Tim Byrdak
says six weeks is too conservative but he'll more then likely still miss the start of the season after surgery for a torn meniscus.
Others for the 40man
Jennry Mejia is still working his way back from TJ surgery.
Posted by Ed Ryan at 8:30 AM