Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Jason Bay underwent an MRI and a second day of exams by doctors Tuesday as they try to gauge the extent of his most recent concussion.
Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) went 0-for-4 while playing a second straight full game at shortstop for Class A St. Lucie. Tejada is expected to move to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Ronny Cedeño made a fifth straight start for Buffalo on Tuesday, going 1-for-5 with an RBI. He is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, for the Subway Series opener against the Yankees.
The returns of Tejada and Cedeño will set up interesting decisions for the Mets roster-wise. Quintanilla is out of options and must be exposed to waivers before being sent to Buffalo, and organization officials have been skeptical he would get through, perhaps preserving his spot. Valdespin, though, has started to pick up his play. (He is unlikely to start today against the southpaw Matusz.) Vinny Rottino also is on the 25-man roster.
Matt Harvey limited Norfolk to one run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings and Jenrry Mejia contributed two scoreless relief innings in his third appearance since a conversion to relief as Buffalo beat the Tides, 6-1. First-round picks Gavin Cecchini (0-for-3, two walks) with Kingsport and Kevin Plawecki (0-for-4, HBP) with Brooklyn made their pro debuts.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
by Jess Estremera
Some players on the Mets call it "The Claw" others call it "The Spotlight," whatever you want to call it, we've been seeing a lot of it lately. It started off last season when Reyes made the gesture at Razor Shines, who was then the first-base coach. But it has become more common this season, for two reasons. The routine involves a handful of Reyes' teammates now. And the way he is hitting, he has had more reason to do it. While the Texas Rangers made it famous last season during their World Series run, Reyes has said he picked it up from Miguel Tejada when they played together for the Dominican Republic in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. "I do it for my teammates," Reyes said. "I just want them to have a lot of energy like me." Reyes for President or starting shortstop in the All Star Game Vote Here