Found March 12, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, a team official has confirmed. Byrdak had been complaining of a sore knee that has bothered him the last few weeks. He was sent to New York this morning for further testing at the Hospital For Special Surgery in Manhattan. Surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow). Byrdak was the only left-handed reliever who was assured of a bullpen spot. Now they Mets must choose between Daniel Herrera, Garrett Olson, Chuck James and prospect Robert Carson, neither of whom were expected to make the team. There is also a chance that C.J. Nitkowski will be signed, but he has not pitched in the majors in almost seven years.

How on earth will Mets replace Tim Byrdak’s 37.2 IP?

Lefty reliever Tim Byrdak underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery to repair his torn meniscus and will be out for a minimum of six weeks. Last season, his first year with the Mets, Byrdak posted a 3.82 ERA and a 1.407 WHIP. That performance so overwhelmed the team’s brass that they rushed out and signed the 38 year old to a contract for 2012. Now the team is scrambling...

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Byrdak knee surgery appointment puts bullpen in a tough spot

Any preseason Mets column that dares to be optimistic must always address club health. If the Mets are to somehow sneak into the playoff discussion in 2012, key players who had their seasons cut short last year must stay healthy this season. Just think of what the Mets offense could be like with full seasons from Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy. Plus, if Jason Bay is even a shadow of...

Mets LHP Byrdak out six weeks

New York Mets reliever Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee and will miss six weeks, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.Byrdak was projected to be the lone left-handed pitcher out of the bullpen for the Mets this season.The lefty specialist posted a 2-1 record with a 3.82 ERA in 72 appearances for the Mets in 2011.

Byrdak needs meniscus surgery….Mets need a lefty reliever

Updated 3/12 @ 11:30 a.m. #bbpBox_179217019651104771 a { text-decoration:none; color:#000000; }#bbpBox_179217019651104771 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Meniscus surgery for Tim Byrdak tomorrow. Mets need a lefty reliever. #injuries 55 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @KBurkhardtSNY Kevin Burkhardt As Burkhardt points out, this means the Mets will need...

Mets Finding Islands Of Good News Among The Disasters

OK, so yesterday, Monday, March 12, was not the best for the Mets. David Wright – on the shelf for a week and a half – was in New York, getting cortisone for his sore ribs. Tim Byrdak found out he has a torn meniscus and is having surgery as we speak. Lucas Duda started the day off nursing a sore low back. Scott Hairston hasn’t swung a bat yet, due to straining the same...

Tim Byrdak Out 6 Weeks, Josh Edgin Moves To Major League Camp

Updated 1:45 PM The Mets have just announced that Tim Byrdak is expected to be out for six weeks, and that LHP Josh Edgin is moving to major league camp. Good news for Edgin. Here is an MMO Exclusive Interview our own Pete Shapiro conducted with Josh Edgin last month. Original Post 10:00 AM Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left...

Understatement of the Day: "Obviously This Will Impact Our Left-Handed Relief"

Sandy Alderson is referring to Tim Byrdak, who undergoes knee surgery Tuesday and could be out until late May. Considering Byrdak is the Mets' only lefty reliever, his injury does a lot more than "impact" left-handed relief - it eliminates it for the Mets.You see, the Mets have no quality lefthanded reliever to replace Byrdak. They are reduced to looking at the likes...

Mets' Byrdak sidelined, Wright gets cortisone shot

New York Mets reliever Tim Byrdak will miss four to six weeks because of a knee injury and star third baseman David Wright has gotten a cortisone shot to help his ailing rib cage. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson gave the injury updates Monday. The Mets were playing Detroit in an exhibition game. Byrdak will have surgery Tuesday to fix a tear in his right knee. He pitched in...

Injury News: Wright & Byrdak To NY For Evaluation

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Morning Update: No Timetable For Wright, Mets Scrambling To Replace Byrdak

Lucas Duda returned to the lineup after missing a few games with back soreness and with one swing of his batted affirmed  his back was feeling better when he belted a tremendous grand slam in yesterday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The game ended in 7-7, 10-inning tie. “It wasn’t a big issue to start with,” Duda said. “A couple of days and I was good. … I wouldn’t even...

Now Is Not The Time For Mets Fans To Overreact

Remember, it is only Spring Training. It is only March. It isn’t August or September. Now, what do I mean by that? It was reported this morning that David Wright had an ultrasound-guided injection of a cortisone shot. It was also reported that Tim Byrdak will have surgery done on his meniscus. Byrdak should only be out up to six weeks from what reports are saying, and yet Mets...

Brydak surgery on torn meniscus

Photo by Michael BaronMultiple sources are now reporting that Tim Byrdak has a torn meniscus and will require surgery.  I not sure how long the recovery process is but I've heard people already speculating that he'll be out until at least the end of May.The Mets don't have much depth from the left side of the mound, in camp are; Chuck James, Garrett Olson, Robert Carson...
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