Bartolo Colon was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right hamstring, the latest blow to New York’s ailing rotation. But don’t worry, Yankees fans. The Bombers — and Colon — feel he’ll be back on the mound as soon as the hefty starter is eligible.
Mets third baseman David Wright is eager to get back on the field. He’s hoping a trip to Los Angeles on Monday for an examination with noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins will help.
Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes felt good after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session before Wednesday’s game, his first time on the mound since going on the disabled list because of what the team called a “dead arm.”
If all goes well during a Monday meeting with Mets manager Terry Collins, outfielder Jason Bay could come off the disabled list for Tuesday’s game against Houston. “We’re going to see how he’s doing,” Collins said. “I just told him, ‘Let’s sit down and talk.’”
The New York Yankees reinstated designated hitter Lance Berkman from the 15-day disabled list and called up three players from the minors to take advantage of expanded September rosters.