Upon returning from Florida, the first news I heard was that Ruben Gotay injured his ankle sliding into home plate during Sunday’s game against the Dodgers in Vero Beach.
I also heard that Brant Rustich has been shut down, but can’t confirm beyond what’s been posted on MetsProspectus.
So, in addition to Gotay and Rustich, we have Ryan Church out for a couple weeks with a concussion, El Duque out with assorted issues, Carlos Delgado day to day with a hip ailment, Endy Chavez hobbling on a bad ankle, Jose Valentin and Damion Easley less than 100%, Carlos Beltran and Luis Castillo recovering from knee surgeries, Brian Schneider with “sore legs”, Tony Armas Jr. still trying to enter the country, and Olmedo Saenz hiding behind a water cooler.
Did I miss anyone?
This is a big blow to Gotay, who got off to a good start in his fight to win the 25th spot on the roster. He suffered a sprained ankle, and it’s not known how long he’ll be out.