Every time an updated injury report is released, August appears to be the month circled for the majority of the disabled players to make their return to the Mets. What will this mean for the players who have been thrust into everyday roles over the past few months? Let’s start analyzing what August has in store for the Mets, beginning with the hitters. The key Mets injuries in 2009 have been the ones to Carlos [...]
Today brings with it some assorted good and bad news about injured players. SS Jose Reyes ran the bases for the first time since his leg injury (tendinitis), and took fielding and throwing practice. Reyes ran from first to third, and is likely to run full-speed on Saturday. If his Saturday outing goes well, he could begin a rehab assignment soon. John Maine’s (shoulder) news was not as good. Mets fans will hold their breath [...]
According to a team press release, Mets right-hander John Maine, who was supposed to continue a minor-league rehabilitation assignment Saturday, instead will not pick up a ball for a week because of recurring discomfort in his shoulder.Maine (5-4 with a 4.52 ERA) called his injury “a little bit of a pinched nerve” and conceded he will be out at least through the All-Star break. Without Maine, the Mets can continue to use Fernando Nieve in [...]
John Maine will throw a rehab start this week, with the goal of returning next weekend. If Maine’s rehab start goes well, then he will take Tim Redding’s start on Saturday against the Yankees, with Redding moved to long relief. Our other injured starter, Oliver Perez will begin a rehab assignment Monday in Port St. Lucie, and the possibility has been raised of Ollie returning to the bullpen before he is trusted with starting again. [...]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News, checks in on Oliver Perez and John Maine who are both rehabbing in Port St. Lucie. Rubin writes, Oliver Perez and John Maine will oppose each other in a makeshift game in Port St. Lucie tomorrow involving extended spring training players, pitching coach Dan Warthen told the Daily News. Afterward, Maine should be ready to re-enter the Mets rotation, while Perez would advance to an official minor-league rehab start, [...]
With the news that John Maine has been placed on the disabled list with what Omar Minaya calls “weakness and fatigue”, can we now seriously consider the need for another starting pitcher? Who knows when John Maine will come back. If we were to go by what he said last night it would leave us once again in yet another state of limbo. Maine said, “basically my shoulder is dead, so who knows when I’ll come [...]
SNY reports that Omar Minaya announced tonight that John Maine has been placed on the disabled list. Maine was diagnosed with fatigue and weakness in his shoulder. He was originally scheduled to pitch tomorrow and was pushed back to Saturday to give him an extra day of rest. Maine was coming off his worst start of the season last week against the Nationals, giving up 7 earned runs. No word yet on who will replace Maine in [...]
Now, as Jose Reyes is put on the DL and viruses and other nagging injuries are affecting more of the Mets, it feels like they are all jumping overboard while that big ship known as the Philadelphia Phillies has just blown right by, making the water choppy around those NYM lifeboats.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, a member of the SNY production team traveling with the New York Mets has been admitted to a Pittsburgh hospital with a possible case of H1N1 Influenza, or popularly called, “Swine Flu.” This unnamed employee is in isolation, and reportedly had contact with players as part of his SNY duties. Carlos Beltran and John Maine have both been ill with apparent stomach viruses, though niether has shown [...]
As the calendar changes from May to June, the Mets find themselves a half game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East. They have managed to stay at or near the top of the division despite the fact that the Mets have become the walking wounded. In 2006, it was the month of June that propelled the Mets into the runaway train that dominated the division. The Mets must find a way to [...]
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