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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ike Davis says he is "Ready to Play"

Hey Mets Fans, we finally have some GOOD NEWS!

According to Anthony Rieber of  NY Newsday, Ike Davis said Tuesday he is "good to go" for spring training after more than two months of hard rehab on the freakish left ankle injury that cost him most of the 2011 season.
"I'm there now," he said after a two-hour workout at Fischer Sports Physical Therapy and Conditioning near his Phoenix-area home. "Right now it's not, 'I wonder if I can play.' It's 'I'm ready to play.' "
Davis, who has been working out three to four times a week since Halloween, was injured when he collided with David Wright on an infield pop-up on May 10 at Coors Field in Denver.

After a month off, Davis ramped up his workouts with no idea if his ankle could stand the pounding. It did. Now he is doing his normal baseball workouts -- he started hitting on Jan. 2 -- with a little extra ankle stuff thrown in, like pulling a 200-pound sled weight across a turf field, as he did Tuesday.
"In my mind, it's really in the past," Davis said. "Now I'm set up for the season and playing good baseball."
Davis was hitting .302 with a team-leading seven home runs and 25 RBIs in 36 games before the injury.


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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Johan Santana has been throwing on flat ground for three weeks

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY Reports that Trainer Ray Ramirez recently visited Johan Santana in Venezuela for 10 days. Santana, who is attempting to return from September 2010 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, has been throwing on flat ground for three weeks.

He has thrown at distances of up to 75 feet, as well as on consecutive days.

Sandy Alderson said he did not mean to set off alarm bells last month when he indicated he was unsure what the Mets would get from Santana in 2012. The GM said Thursday that anyone returning from such a large layoff for a serious procedure would inevitably be a question mark, and that it will be easier to exhale once Santana establishes in spring training that he consistently can rebound from repetitive work.
"He's in a normal progression toward spring training," Alderson said. "We expect to see him at spring training and he should be ready to go at that point. I didn't want to set off alarms the last time I talked

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Johan Santana labeled as a "Question Mark" and might not be ready for opening day

According to ESPN NY's Adam Rubin,  Mets general manager Sandy Alderson labeled Johan Santana as a "question mark" and said he "might not be" ready for Opening Day.

Santana didn't throw a pitch in the majors this season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder last September.

The Mets may have to go trolling for starting pitching behind Jon Niese, R.A. Dickey, Mike Pelfrey and Dillon Gee, because it's a fool's errand to count on Santana's health at this point.

"If we stick someone in, who's the logical person to go down? We don't really have a logical candidate to go down," Alderson said. "But we do have some question marks, of course, with Santana being one of them. We think he's going to be ready, but he might not be. That's where the depth becomes important."

Alderson mentioned Jeremy Hefner, claimed off waivers, as a pitcher who could potentially fill in.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ike Davis says he is feeling good and will be ready to start 2012 season

Ike Davis, who did not appear in a game after rolling his left ankle in a collision with David Wright in Denver on May 10 and suffering cartilage damage, according to ESPN NY has resumed workouts after a hiatus and indicated the injury appears behind him.

Davis said his current workouts are more demanding than actual baseball games. And given that there has been no issue with the ankle, he should be fine for 2012.

"I feel good," said Davis, who never underwent surgery to address the issue. "I'm working out, trying to get in shape. I'm doing weightlifting, agility. I've done some running and it's been good. Obviously I don't know what would happen if I roll it or something, but I think what I'm doing now is probably going to be harder than the actual baseball stuff."

Davis is now working to build back muscle, which he lost while being idle during the summer.

"When you can't run or do anything with your legs for a certain amount of time, you kind of lose your muscle, but it's easy to get back," he said. "That's what I'm doing now. It only takes a month or two to get strength back."

Davis added: "I wish it was the season time, because I feel like I've already had an offseason."

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Johan Santana wraping up rehab this week, will be ready for 2012 Season

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Johan Santana's 2011 rehab will end this week with no more game action.

Santana tossed four innings last Friday in the instructional league in Fort Myers, Fla. He will long toss and play light catch through Saturday, then shut down his activity for the winter with the instructional league ending.

"Johan feels very good and is looking forward to 2012," GM Sandy Alderson said in a statement. "We are optimistic that Johan will be able to begin and maintain a spring training schedule with all other Mets pitchers next February and will be ready for the start of the 2012 season."

Santana underwent Sept. 14, 2010 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. He did not appear in the majors this season.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Johan Santana to throw simulated game on Sunday

According to,  Johan Santana, who was unable to make it back to the Mets this season after his shoulder surgery, will throw a simulated game on Sunday in Florida, then pitch in the instructional league.

The left-hander made a start for Savannah in the first round of the Class A South Atlantic League playoffs but decided not to pitch in Thursday's championship round against Greensboro.

Santana may pitch in his native Venezuela this winter if he feels up to it, believing it will help get him ready for Spring Training. The Mets remain confident that the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner will be ready to go next season.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Johan Santana's season is officially over

According to reports from,  Mets Fans will not be able to see Johan Santana at Citi Field this year, as his season has officially ended.

Citing a hesitancy to meddle with Class A Savannah's championship series, Santana declared himself a healthy scratch from Thursday's Game 3 of the South Atlantic League's best-of-five title series.

Rather than make a second rehab start for Savannah, Santana will throw a simulated game on Sunday before advancing to instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"He doesn't ... want to interrupt what's going on in Savannah," manager Terry Collins said. "He doesn't know how ready he's going to be, and it could be the championship game, and he doesn't feel like that's his place."

Friday, September 09, 2011

Johan Santana takes another step forward in his rehab

According to reports from, Johan Santana took another step toward his return from left shoulder surgery on Friday, pitching three innings in Class A Savannah's South Atlantic League playoff game.

Beginning his second Minor League rehab assignment in the past two months, Santana held Class A Augusta to one unearned run in three innings, striking out one and allowing two hits and a walk. The left-hander threw 27 of his 39 pitches for strikes.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Johan Santana says he is right on track after bullpen session  reports that Josh Thole turned away from two-time Cy Young award-winner Johan Santana,  caught catcher Mike Nickeas' eye and mouthed, "Wow."

Thole had done nothing more than stand motionless with a bat on his shoulder, watching Santana zip a few dozen pitches past him. He was impressed.

"He might not be the same exact person," Thole said afterward, "but I'll tell you: The ball is coming out of his hand just as good as ever."

The bullpen session's other spectators of note, namely Mets manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen, had similar compliments to shower upon Santana. Though no one will know for sure how the left-hander's surgically-repaired shoulder will respond until he begins a second Minor League rehab assignment on Friday, Santana's early returns seem promising.

"If he misses," Collins said, pinching his index and finger and thumb together, "he misses by that much."

Santana, for his part, said Tuesday afternoon that his shoulder feels fine, while reiterating that Wednesday will provide a more significant test. If Santana still feels fine the morning after his bullpen session at Sun Life Stadium, he will proceed as scheduled in a Minor League game Friday, either with Class A St. Lucie or Class A Savannah.

From there, the Mets will determine whether or not Santana is ready to return to the big leagues, or if they will ship him off to the instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla. or Winter Ball in Venezuela for further work. Whatever Santana does, Warthen said, he will cease doing it by Nov. 1, resting for two months before resuming his normal throwing program in January.

"We're on the right track right now," Santana said.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Video: Ike Davis talks about his progress with his injury

Ike Davis talks about the progress that will allow him to avoid surgery on his left ankle.

Ike Davis to workout with Mets in Florida and to discuss his future plans

According to David Lennon of  Newsday,  the Mets could decide as early as Monday if Ike Davis will need surgery to repair the injured left ankle that has kept him on the disabled list since May 11.

After two days of baseball activity in Port St. Lucie, Fla., followed by Sunday off, Davis will work out with the Mets before Monday's game against the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Davis is not yet ready to take full batting practice, but manager Terry Collins , along with the training staff, will watch him hit soft toss, field grounders and run at some point Monday.

That will lead to more discussion later in the day with general manager Sandy Alderson , and if Davis reports no pain in the ankle, the Mets would prefer to hold off on the surgical option, which is likely to involve a microfracture procedure.

"We'll all get together with the trainers and see what the next step is going to be," Collins said. "He hasn't played in so long, you can't get too caught up in what you see. You've got to get caught up in how he feels. If he can start, stop and move around without difficulty, I think those are all good signs."

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Decision looms for Ike Davis

According to MLB reports,  Manager Terry Collins said the Mets' front office will meet with the trainers when the team gets to Miami this week and discuss what the next step will be for Ike Davis, on the disabled list since May 11 due to an ankle sprain and bone bruise.

"He's not going to play this year," Collins said."It's all about, 'Hey, what's the recovery going to be this winter?' Is it going to be the ankle is healing correctly, and we don't need surgery or, 'Hey, look, we have to move in the other direction.' I know that's on Ike's mind, but what the news has been lately has been so positive that I think maybe we can escape it, which would be great."

Saturday, September 03, 2011

First appearance for Johan Santana goes well

The NY Times reports that Johan Santana resumed his comeback from a torn capsule in his shoulder with a rehab start Saturday afternoon for the Class A Port St. Lucie Mets against Palm Beach. Santana threw 30 pitches, 21 of them for strikes, during two innings of work. He gave up three hits, one run and no walks and struck out two batters.

Santana is expected to make another rehab start on Friday. Manager Terry Collins said that if everything progresses as expected, Santana could potentially start a major league game before the end of the season.

“All it would be is, it would ease a lot of minds, ours and his, that he’s healthy, instead of sitting all winter long and waiting to see what happens with his arm in spring training,” Collins said.

Collins said he would not be concerned if that did not happen.

“I know that he’s feeling so much better again,” he said. “I’m pretty confident that even if he doesn’t pitch again this year for us, that he’ll come to spring training ready.”

Santana, who has been on the disabled list since last September, halted his comeback last month when his surgically repaired shoulder began to feel fatigued.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Johan Santana will have rehab appearance on Saturday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is ready to resume pitching in the minor leagues, more than a month after his last attempt.

Santana, who is trying to return from Sept. 14, 2010 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, will pitch for Class A St. Lucie in the Florida State League on Saturday, the Mets announced Friday.

Santana is due to toss two innings and roughly 40 pitches.

The left-hander tossed three scoreless innings for that Florida State League club on July 28, but was shut down days later after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired shoulder. He returned to a mound roughly 10 days ago.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently said there is a small chance Santana could pitch an inning or two in the majors before the Mets' season ends Sept. 28. But the concern is readying Santana for a return in 2012, and major league activity this year is not a priority.

Santana is signed for two more seasons, with a team option for 2014.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Reyes should be back Monday for Doubleheader against Marlins

According to the Sporting News, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to come off the disabled list Monday..

Reyes, sidelined since Aug. 8 by a left hamstring strain, will finish a minor league rehab assignment Saturday and then rest Sunday. The Mets are expected to activate him prior to one of the games of Monday's doubleheader against the Florida Marlins.

The Daily News notes that Reyes, leading the NL with a .336 batting average, could become the first player in franchise history to win a batting title. In 98 games this season, Reyes also has five homers, 37 RBIs, 34 steals, 16 triples, 26 doubles and 80 runs.

This is his second stint on the disabled list this season because of a left hamstring injury.

Reyes will be a free agent after the 2011 season, and there has been speculation that his injury history could affect the length and value of his next contract.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Even though the Mets are postponed, Reyes will still work in Binghamton

Aaron Taube of says Terry Collins expects injured shortstop Jose Reyes will be able to play in his third and final rehab game Saturday at Double-A Binghamton.

If he does, Reyes will have Sunday off before playing in one game during the Mets' Monday doubleheader against Florida at Citi Field.

"I don't know if they're deciding to move their game up to the middle of the day [Saturday]," Collins said. "If that would be the case, then I would think he'd get his three games in and be available, because he's going to have Sunday off anyway, no matter where he's at. I have not talked to anyone in Binghamton to find out what tomorrow's schedule is going to look like, but I know they're going to try to get it in."

Collins' decision to give Reyes a game off Monday is part of his plan to rest Reyes in order to keep him on the field. The Mets' most productive player this season when healthy, Reyes is currently on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring for the second time this season.

"I've already told him, if next summer -- I think he's going to be here -- but next summer if he's here, if he plays 150 of 162, that's still better than playing 100 of 162 because I don't need him to be out for three weeks at a time," Collins said. "I told him, 'We're going to have arguments, we're going to have discussions about ... because you're going to want to play.'

"I just think that we've got to probably be very understanding of certain nights where you've got a two or three-day span where he's running, running, running, running all over the bases and all the sudden we've got a day game. There's a good chance he's not going to be playing in that day game."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jose Reyes Scheduled for Monday Return against Florida

From Jose's Lips to God's Ears, He will be back Monday
The tentative plan for Jose Reyes became official Tuesday:

Barring a setback, the shortstop will play minor league rehabilitation games for Double-A Binghamton Thursday, Friday and Saturday, rest on Sunday, and play in one game of the Mets' scheduled doubleheader on Monday against Florida.

Reyes (strained left hamstring) participated in pregame running drills again Tuesday, and said he felt good. He is scheduled to leave for Binghamton Wednesday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jose Reyes to Begin Rehab Assignment Thursday

The Mets caught a brief glimpse of what they've been missing when shortstop Jose Reyes ran the bases Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Reyes, who is recovering from a strained left hamstring, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Thursday.

Collins said the team had yet to determine how many rehab games Reyes would need. But barring any setbacks, it appears he is about a week away from returning from the disabled list.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Johan Santana shut down with shoulder fatigue

The New York Mets have announced today:

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana was examined today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and was diagnosed with fatigue of the left shoulder. His shoulder exam was otherwise normal. Johan will spend the next week with the Mets in New York. He will rest from throwing but maintain a fitness program. He will resume his throwing program once his shoulder is at full strength.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Santana will miss his next rehab appearance, will see doctor instead

New York Mets starter Johan Santana will miss his next rehab appearance and instead visit a doctor to address lingering discomfort in his left shoulder.

Santana, still recovering from last September's surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, tossed three scoreless innings last week for Single-A St. Lucie and was expected to continue his assignment on Thursday.

The Mets initially expected Santana to return to the majors by late August, but with this most recent setback, the 32-year-old veteran will likely be unavailable until September and may miss the remainder of the season.

Santana has had issues with durability with since signing a six-year, $137.5 million deal with New York in 2008. He ended the 2008 and 2009 seasons with right knee surgery and a left elbow scope, respectively.
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