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HOW MUCH IS SANTANA CAUSE OF HIS OWN PROBLEMS?
When Johan Santana said he doesn’t know when he will pitch again, it isn’t inconceivable it could be never.
Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of the Mets’ loudest days of spring training.
The day after GM Sandy Alderson said he thought the Mets’ $31-million commitment was at least ten days from getting on the mound and not in good shape, Santana took it upon himself to prove him and the questioning media wrong.
Now, there’s no longer doubt of him staying in Florida or being on the Opening Day roster.
“I’ve just got to stay here and work out and get ready,’’ Santana told reporters over the weekend. “… I’m making progress. It’s just I don’t know when I’m going to be pitching again. That’s the thing: We cannot think ahead. The way we’re approac
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes:
In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster.
Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles.
That is based on the assumption that Omar...
According to Jorge Castillo of The Star Ledger, Jenrry Mejia, who has not pitched since March 11 due to what the Mets first labeled forearm tendinitis, has been shutdown for at least six weeks due to inflammation in his elbow.
“I feel a little pain, not much,” Mejia said in Spanish. “But sometimes a little pain turns into a lot so you don’t want to force anything. It’s...
New York Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum could miss the start of the regular season because of a neck injury.
Marcum, who signed a $4 million, one-year contract during the offseason, experienced discomfort during a bullpen session Monday. He was being examined in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday and was all but certain to miss his final exhibition start, slated for Thursday.
This has been a tough two weeks for Mets fans. In the last two weeks the health of Santana, Wright, Murphy, Turner and Marcum have all come into question. At least within the last two days we can hang our hats on the idea of Wright, Turner and Murphy progressing, there hasn’t been too much positive news on the other two. The office is saying treatments for Marcum are more preventive...
Mets manager Terry Collins says Shaun Marcum is coming to New York to have his pitching shoulder and neck examined by team doctors and that Aaron Laffey would likely make a spot start in place of the right-hander Sunday.
Collins says that Marcum will see the team's doctors Thursday.
Marcum was unable to pitch a simulated game Tuesday at the Mets' spring training complex...
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Center fielder Matt den Dekker was pulled out of today’s game after landing hard on his glove hand trying to make a leaping catch on the warning track.
Mets trainers are tending to den Dekker and he is getting his wrist bandaged in clubhouse and looks to be in pain.
The defensively gifted, but offensively challenged outfielder, was 0-for-2 against the Tigers and is hitting .205...