If you haven’t heard, Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley — who was recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in April 2013 — was shut down for the rest of the season with a torn flexor tendon. Should that news affect how the Mets allow Jeremy Hefner and/or Matt Harvey to proceed with their rehabilitation from the […]
If you haven’t already heard, Dillon Gee suffered another setback in his struggle to return to the mound from a latissimus dorsi injury. This is his second setback, and the latest report is that Gee will be out for at least several more weeks — and there is no timetable for his return. With so […]
In the latest episode of The Fix, Angel Borrelli and I discuss the following: – How can a pitcher know the difference between “normal soreness” and a pain that requires medical attention? – What is a “platelet-rich plasma injection” and how could it have helped Bobby Parnell‘s partially torn UCL? (Note, we recorded this episode […]
Bobby Parnell has decided to have Tommy John surgery, and, as a result, will be out for the rest of 2014.
According to Mets.com, closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, and may require Tommy John surgery. Jeez, only one game into 2014 and the Mets’ season is crumbling by the minute. What else can go wrong? Per the Mets: Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection and has been prescribed complete rest for […]
Only in this day and age can you get a hole poked in your heart one day, then go out and play ball the next. Jonathon Niese left Sunday’s game with an elevated heartbeat. He experienced the same malady during a start in the blazing heat of Arlington, Texas during an interleague game last year […]
From Mets PR: METS STATEMENT REGARDING David Wright “Last night, David Wright jammed the fifth finger of his right hand. An X-ray revealed a small fracture at the middle joint of the finger. This is a non-operative injury. The finger will be splinted and reevaluated tomorrow. David can return to baseball activity as tolerated.” As […]
According to the Mets PR department, Jonathon Niese has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal strain of the right side. To take his place on the roster, the Mets have recalled catcher Mike Nickeas from Buffalo; he will wear uniform #13 and will be available for today’s game at Philadelphia.
If you missed Sunday’s game, you may not be aware that both Jose Reyes and Dan Murphy left with injuries. Reyes exited with a tight hamstring that has been diagnosed as a “day to day” issue. Murphy, however, is out for the remainder of the season with a grade 2 tear of the medial collateral […]
A few days ago, in the comments section, I said this: I wouldn’t be so quick to count on Johan’s return. If his recent bullpen session is any indication, his mechanics are still flawed and he’ll be re-injuring his shoulder sooner rather than later. Usually, it feels good to be “right” about something. In this […]
According to the Mets PR department, Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3rd. Nick Evans has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take his place on the roster. Glad to see Evans return to show, though it remains to be seen how much of an opportunity he’ll get […]
According to the MRI results, Jose Reyes has suffered a “grade one” hamstring strain — which is the most minor a hamstring strain can be. Translation: that is good news. It means that Reyes will not go on the disabled list and should be back in the lineup in a few days. Of course, it […]
According to The New York Times, Mets reliever Taylor Buchholz — who is already on the DL with shoulder discomfort — is also struggling with depression and anxiety. Apparently, Buchholz experienced problems with the medication he was taking to control his mental issues. From the Times:
In case you missed it, Mets GM Sandy Alderson announced that David Wright would be inactive for at least
Every time my computer acts up, the IT department tells me the first thing I should do is “re-boot”. It appears the Mets are following a similar strategy with disabled first baseman Ike Davis, who is going back into a boot for three weeks — though possibly longer. Unfortunately, that likely means he will be […]