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

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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mets News: Pedro Feliciano pitching with St.Lucie

Left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano has officially joined Class A St. Lucie.

Feliciano spent the past two weeks building up shoulder strength.

The Mets asked Feliciano to give them a month in the minors from Opening Day before leaving the organization.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Johan Santana Completes First Rehab Assignment

Johan Santana made his first rehab assignment for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday evening. Santana had 3 strikeouts, allowed a hit and a walk over 3 solid innings. He got some run support early when catcher Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs with a single. Stefan Sabol also added an RBI double, and shortstop Phillip Evans hit a two run shot to extend the lead. Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 21st due to discomfort in his ankle.

The Mets have been on a rough skid since the All-Star break, and could really use Santana's services. The playoff hopes for the Mets are slowly fading, and if they want to have any chance at making a run for a wild card spot, Santana needs to be healthy. Overall, Johan looked good today, and hopefully its not long before we see him back with the Mets.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Injury Updates: Johan Santana gets rehab assignment in Brooklyn Sunday

Sandy Alderson said Johan Santana will appear in a minor league rehab game with the Brooklyn Cyclones for three innings Sunday.

Santana landed on the DL after a July 20 start, officially with a right ankle sprain, although team officials say that contributed to shoulder fatigue.

Alderson believed Santana would return to the majors Saturday against the Braves at Citi Field.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Interleague, All-Stars, Gee, Bay, Francisco, Dickey

Mets News an Notes:

Union chief Michael Weiner confirmed Tuesday that interleague matchups between natural rivals -- including the Mets and Yankees -- will be limited to three or four games a season going forward, not six.

The exception will be in years when, for instance, the AL East and NL East line up to play. In those seasons, a six-game, home-and-home slate will still be played.

Dickey eventually entered the All-Star Game in the sixth and surrendered a hit and plunked a batter, but he coaxed a double-play grounder from Miguel Cabrera and escaped the inning unscathed in what ended as an 8-0 NL victory. Carlos Ruiz, who caught Dickey, got through the knuckleball receiving fine while using Thole's oversized mitt. David Wright, meanwhile, replaced Pablo Sandoval and went 0-for-2. Collins, who was a coach on Tony La Russa's staff, made a ninth-inning pitching change.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Injury Updates: Santana, Bay, Francisco, Torres

Johan Santana, originally announced as the starter for the second-half opener in Atlanta on Friday, will be pushed back to allow his right ankle extra time to heal, Terry Collins said.

Santana twisted the ankle covering first base Friday, then was stepped on by the Cubs' Reed Johnson on the play.

Collins insisted there was nothing alarming with Santana's ankle, and maintained extra rest was simply prudent. A team spokesman said Santana was not available to discuss the change of plans.

Dillon Gee will now take the second-half opener Friday at Turner Field opposite Tim Hudson. R.A. Dickey will remain the Saturday starter.

Terry Collins expects Jason Bay will begin a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie on Wednesday. The manager added that Bay, who has been on the disabled list since suffering a concussion on June 15, also will appear for Triple-A Buffalo before being activated from the disabled list. That places the likely timetable for Bay's return as the series at Washington that opens next Tuesday.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Injury Updates: Torres, Santana, Bay

Injury Updates:

Andres Torres said he’s dealing with back spams, but the Mets center fielder expects he’ll be back after the All-Star break.

Terry Collins called Torres “day-to-day” before the game, and expected that he wouldn’t play in the team’s three-game weekend series against Chicago.

“A couple more days and I’ll be fine,” Torres said. “It’s not that bad. I just have to wait before we see if something happens and it gets worse. I don’t wanna lose a few weeks, that’s why I’ll just go day by day.”

Johan Santana twisted his ankle in the fifth inning of Friday’s 8-7 loss to the Cubs, but the Mets left-hander isn’t concerned that the injury will cause him to miss any time.

“I still feel it a little bit, but I don’t think it’ll be a big deal,” Santana said. “I’ll be fine.”

The injury occurred as Santana was trying to catch Justin Turner’s flip at first base with his bare hand. Santana dropped the ball, and Reed Johnson -- who had hit a dribbler between the mound and first leading off the frame -- stepped on his ankle, causing him to go down for a moment. At the time, the score was tied at 2.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Injury Update: Ramirez rehabbing in Buffalo

Ramon Ramirez, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with a strained right hamstring, is due to move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, according to ESPN NY.

Ramirez made his second relief appearance for Class A St. Lucie on Wednesday morning. He retired all three batters he faced. Two days earlier, Ramirez had allowed three runs on five hits in an inning with the Florida State League club.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Injury Updates: Cedeno, Tejada

Ronny Cedeño is due to play shortstop for a second straight game with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday night, and Terry Collins is eyeing the middle of the week (potentially Wednesday) when the Mets face Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz for Cedeño's activation from the disabled list.

Cedeño has been on the DL since May 27 with a left calf strain.

Meanwhile , Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) is further away from a return. Collins said Tejada ran in a straight line Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The hope is to have Tejada begin a rehab assignment Monday.

Tejada's last attempt to play for Triple-A Buffalo was abandoned when he felt an issue with the quadriceps and pulled himself from a June 5 game.

Source: ESPN

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mets Jenrry Mejia getting ready in the minors for bullpen return to bigs

Triple-A manager Wally Backman said in Buffalo that the organization has now resolved to move Jenrry Mejia to a relief role with the International League club in preparation for a call-up to the majors in that capacity.

Mejia made seven minor league starts across three levels in what was viewed as the rehab phase from Tommy John surgery, which was performed on May 16, 2011.

In the Triple-A phase, Mejia had a 1.12 ERA in three starts spanning 16 innings. He allowed five unearned runs in his final start Saturday.

Mejia, 22, worked out of the Mets bullpen in 2010.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mets Pitcher Chris Young makes a big step in his rehab, getting closer to rotation?

Chris Young took another step toward completing his rehab from shoulder capsule-repair surgery by throwing six scoreless innings for Buffalo on Thursday, allowing only two hits to Columbus.

He walked three and struck out two and threw 50 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Mets have been talking about Young making one more start for Buffalo before bringing him up to the majors to slot into their rotation. He has now made four rehab starts.

After the outing, Young told the Buffalo News: “I’ll do what’s best for the New York Mets. We’ll sit down and discuss it. We’re trying to win a championship there. That’s most important. The team is off to a great start and obviously I want to be a part of it. I feel good and given the results today I feel like I’m pretty close to being ready. We’ll sit down and talk and see what they feel is appropriate. If it’s here, that’s great. If it’s in New York, I’ll be ready to help win a ballgame there.”

In Other Mets News,RHP Manny Acosta, designated for assignment earlier this week by the Mets, cleared waivers and was out-righted to Buffalo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Injury Updates: Thole, Tejada, Young, Batista, Bay

Here are some Mets injury updates from across the web:

Josh Thole, nearing a return to the Mets from a concussion, is slated to DH for Triple-A Buffalo tonight and catch Chris Young on Thursday morning with the Bisons.

Thole then is expected to be activated Friday. The Mets could ever-so-briefly carry three bona fide catchers, but eventually they likely will have to make a choice of whom to retain at the major league level between Rob Johnson and Mike Nickeas. Either can be demoted without being exposed to waivers.

The news is not as positive for Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) as is the case with Thole. Alderson said the shortstop, who was examined by team doctors Tuesday in Manhattan, will remain in New York getting treatment at least through Friday.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Andres Torres and D.J.Carrasco Begin Rehab Assignments

Andres Torres and D.J. Carrasco began their rehab assignments on Monday night with Class A St. Lucie.

Torres suffered a strained left calf on Opening Day. Carrasco sprained his right ankle during spring training.

With Torres potentially coming back soon, it could mean that Kirk Nieuwenhuis' tenure with the major league team is on the clock.

Carrasco had a scoreless, eight-pitch inning that included one strikeout.

Torres played six innings in center field. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. He also stole two bases.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Alderson says Johan Santana on his own schedule, if needed

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the club would adjust its plans for Johan Santana daily, depending on how he felt, rather than keeping him on a strict rehabilitation schedule.

Santana pitched in his first game of the year Tuesday. He lasted two innings and said he felt fine afterward. But he and his coaches have said all along that the subsequent days after throwing are more important than the throwing itself.

“He’s not going to do anything today,” Alderson said of Santana. “He’s going to get a massage, do some other light activity. So I’m not sure there’s anything we’ll know today.”

Alderson added: “Tomorrow, we’ll see how he feels, and it’s possible that his workout will be tailored to how he feels. But we won’t know that till tomorrow.”

Manager Terry Collins has said he hoped Santana, who has not pitched for the team since 2010, could be the Mets’ starter on opening day.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Mets Johan Santana is pleased after throwing two simulated innings

Johan Santana, who faced live batters on Thursday for the first time since October. Throwing 40 pitches over two simulated innings to a group of hitters including David Wright, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy, Santana came away as encouraged as ever.

"I was told I was going to be challenged by those guys and I had to step up," Santana said, smiling. "Overall, it was good."

The audience will swell for Santana's next outing, a Grapefruit League start against the Cardinals on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. ET, in a game that will be broadcast on MLB.TV. Santana expects to throw two innings and around 35 pitches in the game, keeping him on track to start Opening Day against the Braves on April 5.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mets Johan Santana takes a big step and throws 72 pitches off mound, feels fine!

Mets left-hander Johan Santana took another big step forward on Sunday afternoon in Mets camp, throwing 72 pitches from a mound without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in the shoulder that he had surgically repaired back in September of 2010.

According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Santana is slated to throw long toss on Wednesday of this week before throwing live batting practice to Mets hitters on Friday. If both of those workouts go well, he should be cleared to make his first Grapefruit League appearance March 6 against the Cardinals.

The Mets are hoping that Santana will be able to maintain good health for 20-25 starts this season. The 32-year-old has a sparkling 3.10 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 8.9 K/9 in 339 career major league appearances.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Santana will miss Pitcher's fundy drills to prepare for next bullpen session

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Johan Santana will not be with the rest of his pitching peers,  who will be doing fundy drills at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Terry Collins said Santana will go through a relatively standard spring training, but he will be given ample time to prepare for bullpen sessions and other pitching work without having to be burdened by drills.

Santana is scheduled to toss his third bullpen session of spring training at about 11:30 a.m. Tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Johan Santana's second bullpen session goes well, Mets Eye Spring Opener for Return

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets are eyeing the March 5 Grapefruit League opener against the Washington Nationals in Port St. Lucie for Johan Santana's return to game action.

Getting the nod for the first inning of exhibition play isn't any particular honor being bestowed upon Santana. Instead, it merely lines him up for working every fifth day, then pitching Opening Day on April 5 against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (One extra day is worked into the schedule to allow for a rainout along the way.)

Santana threw his second bullpen session of spring training Tuesday. He resumed throwing off a mound after a winter hiatus.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mets Johan Santana throws 27 Pitches Friday, feels good

Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger reported that the curtain on this camp’s main attraction raised at eight minutes past noon Friday, when Mets manager Terry Collins noticed a gigantic gray vessel hovering toward Digital Domain Park. He spotted the GOODYEAR logo and began to howl.

Just another set of eyes observing his team’s most prized possession, Johan Santana, as he took the mound for the first time since last fall.

“Sandy, you don’t think this is a big day?” Collins called out to his general manager. Sandy Alderson, sporting an orange Mets cap, ambled onto the grass in left field. “They brought in the blimp for this!”

As he stretched, Santana shook his head at the gathering crowd of reporters and team officials.“You’re acting like I’ve never thrown a baseball before,” he said. Alderson then looked skyward at the blimp and said to his rehabbing ace, “I hope your agent’s paying for that.”

They all could laugh in those cautious moments before Santana toed the rubber, and they all would rave after his 27-pitch bullpen session ended without incident. All optimistic declarations, of course, must be tempered by this knowledge: Santana still has to prove his surgically repaired left shoulder can handle the strain of pitching every five days. There is no guarantee this is possible.

So a lively bullpen session, one which left his manager giddy, means only so much. The biggest tests for Santana occur today, the day after he throws, when he discovers how his arm feels and decides whether he can complete his usual work.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Johan Santana Long Tossing, Getting Ready for Spring Training

Mets pitcher Johan Santana told Dan Martin of the NY Post Thursday he won’t have any answers about how much his left arm has recovered from September 2010 shoulder surgery until spring training.
“My arm will let me know how I feel,” Santana said on a conference call. “Time will tell. We’ll see how it feels. I cannot tell you what’s gonna happen 5-6 weeks from now.”
Santana spoke after long-tossing in Port St. Lucie, and the lefty said his arm felt good and he expected to be ready for the start of spring training next month. But he has learned after numerous setbacks not to make any predictions.
“I don’t want to set any timeframe because we won’t know until we get there,” Santana said of his potential readiness for Opening Day. “I think this is the first time I’ve started throwing so early in the year to get ready for spring training.”
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