Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Andres Torres straining left calf is not making progress and there is still no time frame on his return.  With just a little over a week before opening day the Mets have to come up with an alternative plan.

Even if Hairston was seen as an everyday center fielder, which I don't believe is the case they have to take it easy on him as he returns from his second oblique injury in less than a year.

While Baxter, Loewen, Rottino and Hairston all can fill-in at center for a game or two but none of the group should be relied upon for two weeks straight.

The Mets seem to realize this as they have talked about carrying a true center fielder and while Kirk Nieuwenhuis is hurt, they have recalled Matt Den Dekker.

"It's a pretty big piece of the puzzle," Terry Collins said. "We got him to fill a pretty big void for us. With him being out out of the gate and with Scott hurt, we're going to scramble." source Newsday
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