With the recent departures of the WBC bound Mets coupled with the accumulating players with a variety of bumps and bruises, it’s a small wonder that they can even field a lineup card.
Reese Havens – Havens was penciled in at shortstop for todays game against the Cardinals, but ended up being a last minute scratch because of a sore hamstring.
Ryan Church – Church was seen hobbling around with an icepack strapped around his right knee yesterday. We finally found out he injured the knee when he fouled a pitch off on it in his last game. He’ll be fine.
Angel Pagan – After getting off to a great start this spring, Pagan was forced out of today’s lineup because of a sore elbow. That’s all the Mets are saying right now, but we’ll stay on top of this one.
Johan Santana – The on again, off-again MRI is still off. Johan says he is feeling fine and so are the Mets. To prove their point, the Mets have put Santana on the fast pace to pitch on Opening Day, and he will face live batters on Saturday.
Tom Martin – The lefthanded reliever will miss at least a week with a right calf injury. He is now in a boot and this may extinguish any chance he had of making the team as a the second lefthander in the bullpen.
Tobi Stoner – Stoner is not injured but he has been sent to minor league camp, and according to Adam Rubin, Dillon Gee and Mike Antonini are expected to follow suit.
John Maine – Despite the two poor performances thus far this spring, Maine says his shoulder is fine and he’s just a victim of poor mechanics and is having trouble spotting the ball. That sure makes me feel better…
Tim Redding – Remember him? He still has yet to pitch in a game, but threw 26 pitches to four batters and said he feels ready to pitch in a game for the first time this Sunday, when he is set to go one inning against the University of Michigan.