Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.
New York is dealing with several infield injuries, the latest to Cervelli, who was filling in at first base when he was injured running out a grounder on Sunday.
Anthony was getting his sore right shoulder evaluated Tuesday morning and coach Mike Woodson says the Knicks’ leading scorer “probably won’t” play against the Nets. The Knicks end their season at home Wednesday against Toronto.
Catcher Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain and will be placed on the disabled list on Tuesday. His DL stint is retroactive to Monday.
What the Giants have here is not the end of the world. It’s an opportunity. If Matt Flynn indeed comes in for a workout, Big Blue should take a good, hard look at him.
The Giants insist Eli Manning’s ailing ankle is a football injury, plain and simple, according to the New York Daily News.
The Giants announced that Manning had successful surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle that he sprained in the regular season finale against Washington.
Robertson had an MRI earlier in the day that revealed the injury. He has posted two saves this season and has allowed one hit in three scoreless innings.
Parnell has elected to have reconstructive elbow surgery and is done for the season. With Parnell out, veteran Jose Valverde has taken over closing for the Mets.
The Mets have placed outfielder Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a tight right quad and have activated second baseman Daniel Murphy from the paternity leave list.
So much is written about injuries to the ligaments of pitchers’ elbows but less so about nerve irritation such as that resulting in Dodgers’ reliever Brian Wilson now being on the DL.
The two weeks of rest sound like a smokescreen to me, and like so many other pitchers who have already fallen to elbow issues at this early stage of the season, I wouldn’t expect Parnell to take the mound for the Mets until 2015.
Only the most optimistic would call the Mets “star-crossed.” Given the way they started the season, the more realistic among us might downgrade that assessment to “train wreck.”
The Brooklyn Nets say Kevin Garnett is hoping to return from a back injury next weekend or during their trip to Florida on April 8-9.
It’s Opening Day … and the Mets are already banged up. Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but the Amazin’s first lineup of the season is missing some key pieces.