Â Here’s the latest on our injured players.Â I swear, next we’ll be reading about how Mr. Met lost an eye while getting shot with one of those t-shirtÂ cannons…Â
Jose Reyes- (June 16) According to FoxsportsÂ ”Ken Rosenthal reports some in the New York Mets organization speculate SS Jose Reyes’ (calf) calf injury might have resulted from his switch from Nike to Under Armour shoes in Spring Training. Reyes dismissed the notion, though.”Â
Carlos Delgado - (June 11) According to Foxsports, “Delgado is on schedule.Â Â Ben Shpigel, of The New York Times, reports New York Mets 1B Carlos Delgado (hip) is on schedule in his rehab from hip surgery. He has mostly been limited to riding an exercise bike and said his therapy will intensify in two or three weeks.”
ETA – Late July
JJ PUTZ - (June 10) According to Foxsports, “Putz was back in the clubhouse Wednesday, one day after he had surgery to remove a bone spur and fragments of bone from his pitching elbow. He is expected to start throwing in about six weeks and New York hopes the right-hander can return to games in 10 to 12 weeks.Â
Putz, who had his right arm in a sling, said he watched Tuesday night’s game from his couch and feels much better than he thought he would following surgery. He said he can already straighten his arm out more than he could before the operation. A former All-Star closer, Putz was acquired in the offseason from Seattle to be Francisco Rodriguez’s setup man. He was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday after going 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA and two saves.
Per Daily News,
“John Maine and Oliver Perez are due to square off Thursday in a controlled game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., involving Mets extended spring training players. Maine should be ready to be activated after that appearance, meaning only one more start for Fernando Nieve, Friday against the Rays. Perez should begin pitching in minor-league games after that. But weâ€™re talking only 2-3 weeks before he returns if progress continues.
As for Billy Wagner, he told pitching coach Dan Warthenthat he could be pitching two innings in the major leagues in 30 days. Warthen says thatâ€™s waaaaay to quick, but the pitching coach expects the former closer to be with the Mets by mid-August.”
Ramon “Not Predro’s Brother” Martinez – (June 3) According to Foxsports, “Ben Shpigel, of The New York Times, reports New York Mets SS Ramon Martinez (finger) will miss at least six weeks and doctors advised him to undergo surgery to fix his fractured left pinkie.”
Angel Pagan - Placed on the 15 Day DL (groin)Â on June 2.Â Eligible to return today.