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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mets Notes: Feliciano, Murphy, F-Mart, Evans, O'Conner

The New York Mets today announced the results from yesterday’s medical examinations of Daniel Murphy, Fernando Martinez and Nick Evans. All three were seen by Mets Team Physician Dr. Struan Coleman at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Murphy sustained a mild hamstring strain of the left leg while playing for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. There was no loss of motion or strength in the leg. He will rehab his hamstring and return to baseball activities as tolerated.

Martinez felt pain in his right knee while running to first base in a game with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. An MRI showed mild arthritis in the knee, unchanged from his previous MRI. There was no new injury. He will wear a brace and continue to work on strengthening his knee before resuming baseball activities.

Evans has been recovering this offseason from a posterior labral tear of his left non-throwing shoulder sustained September 29 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been swinging a bat back pain-free. A MRI revealed no change and he will progress with baseball activities as tolerated. 

Pedro Feliciano has declined the Mets' arbitration offer and will continue to pursue free agency. Read the full news story here

The Mets today announced the re-signing of LHP Mike O’Connor to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.

The 30-year-old O’Conner was 5-2 with six saves and a 2.67 ERA while striking out 70 in 70 innings for Triple-A Buffalo last season.
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