Showing posts with label Concussions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concussions. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Josh Thole Heading to New York for Evaluation (Concussion)

According to the New York Daily News, Josh Thole is expected back in New York today for evaluation after possibly suffering a concussion during a home-plate collision with Ty Wigginton in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Phillies last night.

Wigginton was attempting to score from third base on Freddy Galvis’ chopper to mound in the eighth inning. After Thole received Bobby Parnell’s throw, Wigginton lowered his left shoulder and made contact with the catcher’s head.

Thole eventually walked off the field after he lay motionless for about two minutes. Thole was examined by a Phillies team physician and was said to be alert, but experiencing dizziness.

“Ty Wigginton, I’m surprised he didn’t crush [Thole], to be honest,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.

All indications are the Mets will place Thole on the seven-day disabled list for concussions and summon a catcher — either Rob Johnson or Lucas May — from Triple-A Buffalo before tonight’s game.

Mike Nickeas replaced Thole last night and delivered a key double in the team’s ninth-inning rally against Jonathan Papelbon.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jason Bay's Bounce-Back Year: History Proves he will be the Bay of Old

Even a case of short-term memory loss can’t erase the memory of Jason Bay's first season as a New York Met. Granted, it wasn’t a full season due to the concussion he sustained at Dodger Stadium, but it’s just too early to call Bay a free-agent bust.

“Last year, for all intents and purposes for me, was a lost year, as far as production and injury,” Bay said Tuesday at the Mets annual Christmas party.

His season ended on July 25, when concussion-related headaches and pains kept him out the remainder of the year. But as he implied on Tuesday, he is feeling much better and seems to have put his problems behind him to focus on a productive 2011 campaign.

“Since about the last week of the season, I didn’t have anymore issues,” said Bay, who also told reporters that he hasn’t exactly resumed baseball activities, but the workouts he goes through are much more strenuous than anything on the field.

So by all accounts, Bay is back.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jason Bay Poised for Success in 2011

On December 29, 2009, the Mets and free agent outfielder Jason Bay agreed to a four-year $66 million deal with a fifth year vesting option that could bring the deal over the $80 million plateau.

He was coming of an All-Star year in Boston and even won a Silver Slugger award. He finally earned the contract he deserved after some great years being buried in Pittsburgh.

If someone who did not watch Bay all year looked at his 2010 stats compared to the rest of his career, they may think that the Mets wasted a ton of money on a washed up player.

I would have to disagree here, considering Bay was limited to only 95 games due to suffering a concussion in late July.

Bay didn't necessarily get off to a great start in New York. However, from mid May to mid June, he was a productive player, keeping his batting average in the .285 range. Surprisingly, Bay showed he still had good speed by blasting six triples and swiping 10 bases without being caught.

He played an excellent left field defense, which eventually cost him the remainder of the season after making a fantastic grab up against the wall in Los Angeles.

The problem with Bay all year is that he failed to do the things he was brought over here to do: hit home runs and more importantly drive in runs.

Monday, October 25, 2010

MLB takes swing at injuries

MLB looking into ways to solve the problem of concussions.
David Wright getting plunked Aug 15, 2009.
The Mets have been at the forefront of the recent attention to head injuries, with Ryan Church, David Wright and Jason Bay all missing significant time with concussions during the past three years.

Now Major League Baseball is stepping up its efforts to further protect the players and has set up a committee to re-examine the sport's protocols, which could include a seven-day disabled list for concussions next season, a person familiar with the situation confirmed on Thursday.

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