NY Mets CF Angel Pagan was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique. The Mets have called up OF Jason Pridie in Pagan’s place.
Pagan talking about how he felt today said “After they put the ice pack on your rib and after you wake up, I felt a little more sore than last night,… That’s not a good sign so they decided to put me on the DL.”
Terry Collins has ruled out playing Beltran in CF. Collins said “I would not do that to him, …I told him the first day of spring training when the decision was going to be made, if he was going to be the right fielder that I would not put him back in center field. … He understood. The one thing I don’t want to do is take a guy of his caliber, his credentials and jack him around a little bit.”
Pridie who was hitting just .186 (11-for-59) when called up said he was feeling “comfortable” at the plate. “I wasn’t doing too good. But as a baseball person you have to worry about how you’re going about things. I felt comfortable at the plate. I was hitting some balls hard and had some nice plays made on me, just like everybody has at times.“