Originally written July 05, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
According to a report on ESPN New York, Mike Baxter’s recovery from a displaced collarbone is moving forward. Baxter told ESPNNewYork.com that he was heading to the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex later in the day. Baxter said he has full range of motion in the shoulder and has started hitting off a tee, “so it’s coming along pretty well.” Before making his memorable no-hitter saving catch, Baxter had provided the Mets with a solid outfield option off the bench. He was batting .323 (21-for-65) in 40 games with a .392 on-base and .523 slugging. Baxter has yet to run or see live pitching, but that will be the next step after a couple of days of hitting off a tee. Barring any setbacks, he could be back in about two weeks. Before leaving for Florida, Baxter, a Whitestone native, was honored with a City Council proclamation by Council Member, Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) at a ceremony in the Mets’ clubhouse at CitiField. Here is part of the press release: “Mike Baxter is proof that if...
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