Showing posts with label Injury Updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Injury Updates. Show all posts

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Injury Updates: Eric Young , Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Dice-K

Injury Updates:

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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mets News: David Wright will begin full baseball activities in St.Lucie next week

Wright fielding grounders on Friday before game

Mets News:

Terry Collins said he expects David Wright to go to Florida by Tuesday or Wednesday to begin full-scale baseball activities at the Mets’ Port St. Lucie complex.

Wright took groundballs from infield coach Tim Teufel on Friday afternoon for the first time since landing on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Wright has been running in a pool.

“He’ll play again,” Collins said about this season. “I don’t know how much, but he’ll play again.”

Said Sandy Alderson: “He’s starting some baseball activities. So we’re glad to see that happen. This is really the first time he’s taken groundballs.”

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Injury Update: Jason Heyward suffers two fractures in his jaw, will be out 4-6 weeks

Jason Heyward suffered two fractures to his jaw when he was struck by a 90 mph fastball from Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning Wednesday. Heyward is due to undergo surgery in Atlanta on Thursday. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

It marked the second time this season the Mets had dealt a serious injury to a key member of the Braves at Citi Field. Tim Hudson fractured his right ankle covering first base when Eric Young Jr. stepped on him on July 24.

"He never lost consciousness," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters afterward about Heyward. "Right before he went to the hospital he popped his head into the clubhouse to say goodbye to some of the guys.

“It’s not the ballpark. It's just a matter of freak stuff happening. It can happen anywhere.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Injury Updates: Wright, Hefner, Mejia, Parnell

Injury Updates:

  • Third baseman David Wright (hamstring) expects to return this season, but hasn't begun baseball activities just yet. He's not sure when he'd return.
  • Tommy John Surgery was recommended for starter Jeremy Hefner, who has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but surgery likely would be soon.
  • Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will have season-ending surgery likely within the next seven to 10 days to remove the bone spur in his right elbow, and get the elbow cleaned out. The surgery had always been planned, but Mejia felt discomfort during his Saturday start.
  • Bobby Parnell's (herniated disc in neck) symptoms have lessened but not to the point where he can begin baseball activities.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mets Injury Updates: Lucas Duda, Jon Niese

Mets Injury Updates:

Collins said outfielder Lucas Duda (left intercostal strain) has started hitting. Duda has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 22.

The manager added that nothing has been discussed regarding the plan for reintegrating Duda into the lineup. Collins, however, did mention struggling first baseman Ike Davis' performance when talking about Duda's return.

"It may depend if Ike [Davis] starts hitting, that might have something to say. But if Ike doesn't start hitting, that will have something to do," Collins said in regard to Davis hitting just .192 since his return. "It has not been discussed where Lucas is going to stand when he's ready to play."

Davis has just two RBIs since returning on July 5, and is currently in a 2-for-21 skid.

Injured lefty Jonathan Niese (rotator cuff) is continuing to do long toss, according to Collins. Niese has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a slight tear in his rotator cuff.

"I know he's close to getting on the mound, which means he has to get close to 150 feet," Collins said.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mets News: Injury Updates for Turner, Duda, Tejada, d'Arnaud, den Dekker

Mets News:

Here are updates of injured/rehabbing Mets:

Justin Turner (left intercostal strain) is playing catch but not yet swinging a bat, signaling he is at least a couple of weeks away from returning.

Lucas Duda (left intercostal strain) is still limited to getting treatment.

Ruben Tejada (right quadriceps strain) played seven innings in a Gulf Coast League game Saturday. After playing nine innings, he may be ready to move to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Travis d'Arnaud (broken left foot) had some discomfort while running on flat ground, but that is to be expected during his rehab, according to Mets personnel.

Matt den Dekker (fractured right wrist) has regularly been playing in Class A St. Lucie games. He's still gaining wrist strength after having it immobilized for so long, will be reporting to play for Las Vegas Monday..

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Mets News: Niese says he is ready to go for Saturday

Mets News:

After throwing a 39-pitch bullpen session, Jonathon Niese pronounced himself fit to reenter the rotation Saturday against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Niese missed one start with what was labeled shoulder tendinitis, although his description sounded more like an impingement.

"It's nice to throw a bullpen without feeling any soreness or pain," Niese said. "I kept the arm angle up and made some pitches in the bullpen that had probably 85 or 90 percent intensity and felt really good. I'm pretty confident that I feel good. How it felt before, in between each start, was night-and-day difference from how it felt today. It was good to get that rest."

Niese described the issue that caused him to miss one start as "some sharp pains in my shoulder -- kind of like that irritating, nagging feeling, real sore. In some movements, when I moved my shoulder, I would get that sharp pain. It would catch."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mets News: Andrew Brown suffers oblique injury

Mets News:

Andrew Brown found an inopportune time to suffer an injury.

Stationed at first base for the second time in three days with Triple-A Las Vegas, Brown was forced to depart Sunday’s 51s game in Omaha with an oblique strain the half-inning after producing a third-inning sacrifice fly.

Brown, who has played more games at first base than any other position in his minor league career, had moved to that position this weekend with the 51s amidst Ike Davis’ struggles.

Had the Mets wanted to pull the trigger and promote Brown, he would have been eligible to return to the big leagues Friday, after spending 10 days in the minors. He had been demoted last week once Rick Ankiel signed.

Now, if Davis should end up in the minors and the Mets wanted to use a player from Triple-A, Zach Lutz and Josh Satin would appear the logical candidates. Lutz, unlike Satin, is on the 40-man roster.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Mets News: Francisco pitches another scoreless inning for St. Lucie

Mets News:

Frank Francisco pitched another inning of relief for the Class A  St. Lucie Mets on Wednesday afternoon, and did not give up a hit. He did walk two batters, but also struck out a pair.

Francisco has now pitched five innings for St. Lucie and has yet to allow a run. He has given up one hit and stuck out six batters.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Bobby Parnell will remain the closer when Francisco returns, at least initially. But Francisco's return to the big leagues, after missing the start of the season with elbow inflammation, is definitely getting closer.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/6: Francisco pitches for St.Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/6:

Class  AAA - LAS VEGAS 0, SACRAMENTO 0 (suspended): The game was suspended because of rain after Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill consecutively walked to open the first inning. Box

Class AA - TRENTON 5, BINGHAMTON 0: Cory Mazzoni surrendered four first-inning runs in his return from the disabled list. He ultimately was charged with five runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk in a 57-pitch effort over three-plus innings. Mazzoni had missed 24 games due to right elbow neuritis. With father Tim Teufel watching from the stands, left-hander Shawn Teufel tossed three scoreless relief innings. Adam Kolarek added two scoreless frames. Yankees farmhands Matt Tracy, Aaron Dott and Branden Pinter combined on a two-hit shutout. The B-Mets did not muster a hit until Darrell Ceciliani's one-out single to center in the sixth off the end of his bat. The other hit belonged to Cesar Puello in the seventh, after originally being scored an error. The hit extended Puello's hitting streak to 13 games. The five-run first against Mazzoni began with two hits and Tyler Austin's sac fly. With a runner on third, J.R. Murphy sent a chopper back to the mound. Mazzoni fielded cleanly and threw to third, but Josh Rodriguez muffed the throw, allowing Jose Pirela to dive back safely. The misplay led to three unearned runs on Mazzoni’s tab when Slade Heathcott chipped in with an RBI groundout and Reegie Corona laced a two-run single. Box

Class A - ST. LUCIE 6, DAYTONA 2: Hansel Robles, who had been dealing with an upper-back issue, allowed one run on two hits while striking out five in five innings in his first start since April 21. Rehabbing Frank Francisco allowed one hit in a scoreless frame. Francisco was pitching for the Florida State League club for the second straight day. Second baseman T.J. Rivera went 5-for-5 with two doubles and scored a run. Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Rylan Sandoval's fourth-inning double plated Travis Taijeron to open the scoring. Sandoval eventually scored on a groundout. Rodriguez's three-run double highlighted a four-run fifth as St. Lucie built a 6-1 lead. Box

Class A - HICKORY 4, SAVANNAH 3 (8 innings)
HICKORY 5, SAVANNAH 3: In Game 1, the Gnats rallied with a two-run seventh to tie the score at 3 against Crawdads reliever Cody Kendall and force extra innings. The tying run came via an error by Hickory shortstop Luis Marte. In extra innings, however, the Crawdads took advantage of an error by Gnats shortstop Phillip Evans to win the game. With two outs in the 8th, Joey Gallo blooped a double into shallow center to put the winning run in scoring position. Ryan Rua followed with a hard-hit ball up the middle. Evans reached the grounder but drop it trying to take it from his glove. The error allowed Rua to reach and Gallo to score all the way from second. Savannah reliever Jake Kuebler (0-2) took the loss. In Game 2, Savannah took a 2-1 lead in the second on Cole Frenzel's two-run homer, but the 'Dads plated three runs in the bottom half against Luis Cessa. Box 1, Box 2

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mets News: Wright Out with Stiff Neck

Mets News:

David Wright is being held out of Monday's lineup, a day after experiencing "a real stiff neck" during Sunday's game at Citi Field, Terry Collins said.

Collins hopes the issue is just day to day.

"It was bothering him at the end of the game yesterday," Collins said. "He played yesterday. He was fine when the game started. It's just something that happened during the game. I don't know what it was. He doesn't know what it was. He wanted to try to get ready today and I said, 'It doesn't make any sense.' If you have those kind of muscle spasms, you can loosen them up and if you don't be careful they can come right back. So I just wanted to give him the day."

Wright was waiting to be examined Monday. He spent most of his time pregame in the visiting clubhouse's trainers room at Marlins Park.

"We're waiting to have someone look at him today," Collins said.

Justin Turner starts at third base and bats second in Wright's absence.

Mets News: Frank Francisco feels OK - Not great, Feliciano has food poisoning

Mets News:

Frank Francisco threw 25 pitches Saturday in Florida and felt "OK" but "not great," manager Terry Collins said.

The reliever, who is on the disabled list after experiencing elbow inflammation, is not imminently returning to the Mets.

Collins said doctors have reexamined Francisco and found no structural damage. Francisco had a bone spur removed from his right elbow in December, which typically is a benign procedure from which pitchers quickly return.

Francisco -- who is earning $6.5 million this season -- has yet to work back-to-back days, which is a prerequisite for being activated from the DL, according to the manager.

"He's the only one who can tell us how he feels," Collins said.

Other Notes:

It turns out that Pedro Feliciano's absence from Class A St. Lucie games was more than skipping a Florida State League road trip. Feliciano had a serious case of food poisoning, multiple people aware of the issue told

Because doctors detected a heart issue with Feliciano during spring training, they were particularly concerned and hospitalized the lefty reliever.

The Mets hope to get Feliciano back on a mound this week.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mets Notes: Niese on schedule for next start

Mets Notes:

Jonathon Niese, who was struck with a comebacker in the right ankle and forced from Tuesday’s game, planned to proceed with his normal between-starts bullpen session today.

Terry Collins said Niese preferred not to disrupt his normal routine by delaying the session until Friday. Niese also planned to do his regular running work.

The southpaw is due to oppose Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Philles on Sunday.

"A little swollen, but it feels good," Niese describe the injury Thursday morning.

Said Collins: "He said he did not want to break up the routine. They have a wrap on his ankle, which makes it feel pretty good."

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mets News: Niese will not miss next start

Mets News:

Jonathon Niese’s right foot went numb once a third-inning come-backer struck him and knocked him from Tuesday's game. But the southpaw expects to make his next start, Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies. X-rays were negative and Niese was diagnosed with a bruise.

Niese, though, will know more Thursday, after attempting a between-starts bullpen session.

“It felt kind of like a stinger, like it hit a nerve,” Niese said after the Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2. “It obviously was painful. But then it kind of locked up down there. I couldn’t move my toes. It was kind of scary at first. But then, coming in here, letting it settle down, it’s just a bruise.”

Terry Collins said the ball struck Niese between the Achilles’ tendon and ankle bone.

“If you’re ever going to get hit there, I guess that would be as good a spot as any,” Collins said. “Certainly the fear was as soon as he couldn’t move his foot … [it] was a bad sign for us. Obviously, he’s fine. He’s walking around. He’s getting better as the night goes along. So he’ll be OK. He shouldn’t miss a start.”

Niese iced the right-leg injury multiple times.

“It’s a lot better than what I thought it was going to be,” he said. “It’s just a bruise. Initially it hurt pretty bad.”

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mets News: Catcher d'Arnaud to miss 2 months

Mets News:

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced that catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud has a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal (the long bone of the forefoot which connects the midfoot to the big toe) in his left foot and is being further evaluated by team doctors in New York City Friday. According to ESPN New York, D'Arnaud sustained the injury while behind the plate during a Wednesday game and is currently in a walking boot.

D'Arnaud missed a good chunk of last season with a torn PCL in his left knee; now he is contending with another injury to the same side. While the team has not officially listed a timetable, expect d'Arnaud to miss at least two months.

There is the matter of the bone healing, which typically takes between four to six weeks. It is critical to regain full range of motion in the foot in order to walk without even a minor compensation. Then there is the return to normal running and baseball activities. Since d'Arnaud is a catcher, his unique position-specific demands place significant load on the first metatarsal. In the crouch position behind the plate, resting with weight shifted forward, there is already load through a catcher's foot.

Travis d'Arnaud's Career Minor League Stats:
2008192 TeamsA--APHI642672393373181630122339.305
201122New HampshireAATOR1144664247213233121784233100.311
201223Las VegasAAATOR6730327945932121652111959.333
201324Las VegasAAANYM124936129501800128.250
7 Seasons

A (2 seasons)A
AAA (2 seasons)AAA
AA (1 season)AA
Rk (1 season)Rk
A- (1 season)A-
A+ (1 season)A+
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Generated 4/20/2013.
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