John Maine –
The Mets wouldnâ€™t rule out John Maineâ€™s 60-pitch effort being enough to activate him from the DL the next turn through the rotation. Still, they need to talk about it. And see how Maine feels Tuesday.
John Maine has completed his outing in Game 1 on Monday night in steamy Port St. Lucie. Maine tossed four innings. He limited Charlotte to one run on two hits while walking three and striking out one.
Oliver Perez -
Oliver PerezÂ on the DL with right knee inflammation, demonstrated heâ€™s not ready to return â€” in the bullpen or rotation.
In St. Lucie’s regularly scheduled game against Charlotte on Monday night, Perez surrendered six runs on seven hits and a walk in the three innings, including a monstrous homer. Four runs were unearned because a throwing error by third baseman Hector Pellot began the second inning, and Perez subsequently allowed a two-out walk, bunt RBI single and a two-run double.
Jose Reyes -
The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting injured New York Mets SS Jose Reyes (calf) and Mets trainer Ray Ramirez were rear-ended by a firetruck on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Monday, June 22, while driving to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a check-up visit. Mets spokesman Jay Horowitz said no one was injured in the accident.
Updating a previous report, David Lennon, of Newsday, reports New York Mets SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) took batting practice and played catch Friday, June 19. He is scheduled to take groundballs Saturday, June 20. (KFFL, 8:03pm)
Billy Wagner –
(June 18) The Associated Press reports New York Mets RP Billy Wagner (elbow) is throwing three side sessions a week and could face batters by the first week in July. (KFFL, 12:14pm)
(June 17) The New York Daily News’ Adam Rubin reports New York Mets RP Billy Wagner (elbow) hopes to pitch in a minor league game in 30 days. He’s expected to begin facing hitters in two weeks. (KFFL, 08:54am)
JJ Putz –
(June 11) 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.
Angel Pagan –
(June 19) Pagan, who is nursing a right groin strain, could be back in New York within 10-to-12 days.
Pagan was batting .333 (14 for 42) in 14 games before going on the DL on June 1.(STATS, 2:18pm)
Carlos Delgado -
Â (June 11) 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. (KFFL, 7:47pm)
Carlos Beltran -
Based on results of an afternoon magnetic resonance imaging test of his bruised right knee, Beltran was placed on the 15-day disabled list, dramatically escalating the team’s steady hemorrhaging of front-line talent lost to injury.
Beltran said doctors found the size of the affected area, which has been troubling him for weeks, had “kind of doubled” and that he was advised not to hit or to run – “just rest.” A second cortisone shot, to allow him to keep playing, would just “block the pain,” Beltran said, and could cause further injury.
“It’s frustrating,” he said. “It might take 15 days, it might take a little more. I’ve never been on a team where a lot of guys got hurt at the same time. But I’m happy I know what I have and I don’t have to go through surgery.”