Sunday, May 04, 2014
Injury Updates: Eric Young , Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Dice-K
New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. experienced dizziness but passed a concussion test after suffering a freak pregame injury Sunday.
Mets players were taking flips in an indoor batting cage at Coors Field when a baseball off Lucas Duda's bat ricocheted and struck Young below the right eye.
A CT scan and X-rays performed at a local hospital revealed a bruise, but no fracture or other serious damage. Young had mild swelling and a mark below his right eye after the Mets' 5-1 win against the Colorado Rockies and complained of a headache.
He officially is day to day.
Daisuke Matsuzaka’s right-calf injury, which required a visit from the trainer during Saturday’s relief appearance, apparently is not too severe.
Matsuzaka, initially thought to be unavailable Sunday, was warming in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-1 victory against the Colorado Rockies.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis made a highlight-reel catch for Las Vegas during Game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday, but it forced him from the game.
Nieuwenhuis banged an elbow crashing into the wall in the Triple-A game at Tacoma catching Xavier Avery's fly ball to end the second inning. He was replaced by Anthony Seratelli in left field the following frame.
The injury does not seem severe, and Nieuwenhuis could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday.