NY Sports Dog: Time to Get Healthy

Monday, May 25, 2009

Time to Get Healthy

The Mets injury woes continue, and the next day or two will provide answers to what the next month will look like.

Yesterday we heard Jose Reyes declare himself out for today. We also don't know the state of Carlos Beltran and Ryan Church.

If Church has a torn hamstring, it's like that Fernando Martinez gets called up. While we all love the kid, it's preferable to leave him in the minors to let him play every day.

Do you play FMart over one of the more experienced outfielders? He's hitting well in AAA, and he could certainly help the team right now, but odds are he'll struggle like every other 20 year old making the transition to the big leagues.

Jose Reyes is the most troubling absence this side of Carlos Delgado. That Reyes declared himself out of today's game yesterday sent shock waves through Mets nation.

If he has to go to the DL for any length of time, the team's defensive struggles become even more exacerbated.

It really is time to add DeRosa...we need the depth.

The list below isn't complete....that tells you just how banged up this club is right now.

Mets Updated Status Due Back Injury Notes
Church, Ryan (RF) 05/24 Day-to-day Possibly May 25 Strained right hamstring Missed 2nd straight game on May 24.
Cora, Alex (2B) 05/18 15-day DL Early June Torn ligament in right thumb Unable to throw in infield practice on May 18.
Delgado, Carlos (1B) 05/19 15-day DL Possibly mid-July Torn labrum in hip Underwent surgery May 19.
Perez, Oliver (P) 05/22 15-day DL Possibly late May Right knee patellar tendinitis Threw extended Spring Training game May 21.
Reyes, Jose (SS) 05/24 Day-to-day Possibly May 25 Calf tendinitis Took grounders before May 23 game.
Rodriguez, Francisco (P) 05/24 Day-to-day Possibly May 25 Back spasms Played catch prior to May 24 game.
Schneider, Brian (C) 05/13 15-day DL Possibly late May Strained back, sore calf Slowed by lingering calf discomfort.
Wagner, Billy (P) 05/20 15-day DL Possibly late '09 Torn elbow ligament Working out at Mets' Spring Training complex.

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