Jose Reyes Feelin’ No Pain
Jose Reyes played catch at Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon and was in great spirits, saying he felt no pain in his strained left hamstring. Still, the Mets will hold him out an extra day or two as an extra precaution.
“To get him for one game tonight or tomorrow and then lose him for three weeks is just stupid,” manager Terry Collins said prior to Monday’s game. “So I’m going to make sure.”
It was actually right here at Dodger Stadium two seasons ago, that Reyes attempted to play through a right hamstring strain which he tore, requiring season-ending surgery.
Wright Will Not Begin Minor League Rehab This Week
The Mets will play it safe with third baseman David Wright and back off their original plan to have him begin a Minor League assignment this week.
Manager Terry Collins warned that “Wright hasn’t run in six weeks,” and that he will need to get “his legs back underneath him” before he can start ramping up for a return to full baseball activities.
Wright is recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back and is expected to join the Mets in late July.
A Big Test For Ike Davis
Here is some encouraging news from the desert as the Mets are now optimistic that Ike Davis may be able to avoid season ending surgery on his left ankle.
Davis, who is in Arizona recovering from a bone bruise is said to be feeling better according to Collins, and he will attempt to run for the very first time next week. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson calls it the next big step. Depending on how that goes, the club will determine if surgery is necessary.
Fingers crossed everyone.
Johan throws off mound for second time
Johan Santana threw off a mound again Monday in Port St. Lucie, and will do so again on Thursday. After that, the Mets left-hander could begin an extended Spring Training-type program followed by a minor league rehab, and eventually a return to the Mets.
“He threw another bullpen today, which is good,” Sandy Alderson said. “Let’s see how he feels tomorrow, and what the schedule is for the rest of the week. I think we’re approaching that transition point. But Johan himself, and how he responds to these sessions, will dictate how quickly he progresses.”