The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York on Wednesday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament.
An MRI and bran scan came back normal and he was released from the hospital on Sunday. “Obviously you’re concerned when a player doesn’t get up,” manager Joe Girardi said.
The Giants did Peyton Hillis a big favor when they cut him. They gave him a chance to preserve his brain by taking away the one incentive — dollars — that keeps players coming back.
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will have Tommy John surgery early next week and is expecting a 14-month rehabilitation, a schedule that would put him back in the major leagues in June 2016.
New York’s center fielder is out of action until the middle of next week because of a strained oblique. He said before Thursday night’s loss that the injury “feels a lot better already.”
“I’m not really concerned about it, because it’s really mild,” manager Joe Girardi said. “This is the time of year we can protect him a little bit, don’t have to rush him back.”
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury will not play Wednesday, then will be evaluated Thursday. He didn’t rule out Ellsbury missing up to a week.
There are bad breaks, and then there are bad breaks. Some just make it harder to win. Others destroy teams.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson defended the team’s handling of pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is expected to miss the 2015 season because of a torn elbow ligament.
This wasn’t how Dillon Gee wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets’ rotation.
Chris Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because playing football isn’t “worth the risk.”
“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery.
Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.
With Josh Edgin lost for the season, the only other lefty relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts — Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.