The pains and aches are mounting for that New You are able to Mets again.
Beginning pitcher Mike Pelfrey and left fielder Jason Bay were put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, the most recent round of not so good news for any team beset by injuries to key gamers yesteryear couple of years.
"It's frustrating to get rid of a doubleheader eventually and lose two gamers the following,Inch gm Sandy Alderson stated prior to the opener of the three-game series against Jose Reyes and also the Miami Marlins.
Pelfrey had an MRI exam that demonstrated swelling in the right elbow. Alderson stated a torn ligament is not eliminated, however, and also the team doesn't have your final diagnosis yet. The pitcher will receive a second opinion.
Alderson stated the most conservative treatment would most likely sideline Pelfrey a minimum of 2 to 4 days.
The large right-hander permitted only one go beyond eight innings Saturday against Bay Area with what made an appearance to become a very encouraging outing after he battled to some 7-13 record and 4.74 ERA last season.
"Certainly sturdiness is a hallmark of Mike's in pitching for that Mets through the years then one we have arrived at depend on, but this really is area of the reality of pitching as you may know it," Alderson stated. "We are certainly hopeful that he'll be in an acceptable time period.Inch
Pelfrey doesn't have record along with a 2.29 ERA after three begins. He stated he frequently felt "just a little grab" in the arm on his first pitch of the inning Saturday, however it might disappear. He figured it had been just tendinitis.
"Personally i think good," Pelfrey stated. "I have never been in the DL and that i take more pride than anything in using the ball every 5 days.
"I am unafraid,Inch he added. "My greatest factor is, I do not fully realize what related to myself."
Bay broke a rib on his left side trying for any diving catch throughout Monday's doubleheader sweep by Bay Area. The Mets stated an MRI exam demonstrated a nondisplaced fracture, and there's no timetable for Bay's return.
"We'll learn more per week to ten days, and find out how he's taken care of immediately the first period," Alderson stated.
It is the latest setback for Bay throughout a disappointing and injuries-affected tenure using the Mets since signing a $66 million, four-year contract prior to the 2010 season. He was batting .240 with three homers and five RBIs.
"It's very frustrating," Bay stated. "I felt like I had been beginning to obtain there."
New You are able to remembered infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A Zoysia and left-handed reliever Robert Carson from Double-A Binghamton. Chris Schwinden will probably get known as up from Zoysia to consider Pelfrey's next submit the rotation Friday at Colorado.
Carson can give the Mets another lefty within the bullpen for 3 games. He will probably be optioned down again towards the minors once the Mets have to contact Schwinden.
"We can not hold our heads lower and be worried about the items we do not have," manager Terry Collins stated. "We are just going to need to pick one another as we have done previously."
Mike Baxter began in left area Tuesday evening and Collins juggled his selection, putting David Wright within the cleanup place rather than his usual No. 3 hole. Scott Hairston and rookie Jordany Valdespin, a flexible infielder known as up in the minors Monday, are also options in left.
Bay can't do much besides ride a fitness bike before the injuries heals and that he starts to feel good.
"Hopefully, this is not a long time period,Inch Bay stated. "It's certainly one of individuals stuff you can't positively sort out. This is the frustrating factor. ... Case lots of waiting in the beginning."
One bit of positive news for that Mets: New center fielder Andres Torres (strained calf) was scheduled to experience four minor league rehab games now before rejoining they prior to a set that starts Monday in Houston. Torres, acquired in the Titans within an off-season trade, was placed on those with disability list after re-hurting his left calf on opening day.