If you were watching today’s game when Gary Sheffield left the bases with apparent leg stiffness, Gary and Ron were reciting the litany of Met injuries, and having trouble remembering all of them. That got me wondering who has not been injured out of the Opening Day roster. Take a look:
Out of the Opening Day lineup, only Wright and Murphy have never been injured. Castillo is listed because we don’t have enough information on his injury, and the Mets would probably wait a while before putting him on the DL, if they do.
The rotation is another story, but a similar one as well:
Mike Pelfrey: Missed a start in April due to forearm trouble.
Oliver Perez: DL: Patellar Tendinitis (May 8-July 8)
John Maine: DL: Shoulder Weakness (June 12)
Remember, Livan wasn’t on the Opening Day Roster at first, he was called up in time for the 5th team game. Also, here are other starters that have done time on the DL
Tim Redding: DL: Shoulder Weakness (April 5-May 19)
Fernando Nieve: DL: Thigh (July 20)
Jonathan Niese: As of this writing, his injury was declared sprained hamstring. No timetables discussed.
JJ Putz: DL: Bone Spur (June 5)
K-Rod: Back Spasms gave us a scare
Billy Wagner started the year on the DL.
But wait, it get’s worse; to the bench:
Alex Cora: DL: Hand (May 18-June 5)
Ramon Martinez: DL: Finger (June 3)
Angel Pagan: DL Elbow (April 5-May 16) ;Groin (June 1-July 11)
Gary Sheffield: Hamstring (July 18-August 1)
Fernando Martinez: DL: Right Knee Inflammation (July 10)
This just isn’t fair.
Looking back, here are some original estimated returns from the time the players were placed on the DL:
Jose Reyes: Early June
Carlos Beltran: All-Star Break
John Maine: Early July
It’s now August.
I wonder if we built Citi Field on cursed land.
Till Next Time
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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