Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Plawecki, Tejada, C. Young, Granderson


Mets News and Notes:

Plawecki has Vertigo:
Catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, who has been out of the starting lineup at Triple-A Las Vegas since Thursday, has been diagnosed with a mild case of vertigo, assistant GM John Ricco said.

Plawecki, 23, is hitting .234 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 15 games since a promotion from Double-A Binghamton. He hit .326 with six homers and 43 RBIs in 224 at-bats to begin the season with the B-Mets.

Plawecki has experienced dizziness. Ricco suggested the issue typically resolves itself and there was no incident that precipitated it.

Tejada's Hand Swollen, No X-Rays:
Ruben Tejada did not require an X-ray on his swollen left hand after being struck with a fifth-inning pitch from Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday, the shortstop said.

Tejada finished the game.



Young's Cranky Calf:
Chris Young would not have been in the starting lineup Tuesday anyway, but the outfielder likely is unavailable because of a left calf issue.

Young pulled himself from Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning with what the team announced as cramping.

Terry Collins said the training staff has recommended Young not attempt to run Tuesday.

Granderson Sick:
Curtis Granderson has been significantly ill since midnight, so Terry Collins is holding the outfielder out of Tuesday's lineup against the Seattle Mariners.

Collins hopes Granderson feels well enough to start Wednesday's matinee series finale.

Granderson is 3-for-16 on the second-half-opening road trip. He struck out four times Monday.
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