Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mets News: Mets Face Some Injuries Early in Camp
Mets Starting Pitcher Jonathon Niese is being sent to New York for a MRI after complaining of shoulder pain.
Niese indicated that it's a precautionary thing to make sure everything is fine in the shoulder..
Niese landed on the disabled list June 21 with a partial tear in his left rotator cuff. He did not return until Aug. 11.
Manager Terry Collins indicated the issue appears to be in the triceps and not the shoulder. But Niese said: "I guess we will see what the MRI says."
Niese's shoulder, tender early in camp, flared up while throwing his latest batting practice session.
"Batting practice started and he felt fine," Collins said. "And then he threw his second 20 pitches the other day. He just said at the end of it, 'Geez, my arm's just dead. Like, it's dead.'
Also, Bartolo Colon is experiencing tightness in a calf and Eric Young Jr. has tightness in a side.
"He said he was fine," Collins said about Young. "He actually did extra work yesterday. But this time of camp, you just take precautions and make sure they don't push it too hard.
"So I just told Bartolo this morning, 'Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.' He rode the bike all morning. He did all the stuff he always does. I just wanted to get him off his feet. And Eric wanted to be out there. I just said, 'You're going to play this weekend. Let's get ready for the weekend.'"