Mets starter Santana will undergo season-ending surgery on a capsule in his left shoulder on Tuesday.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.
They’ll just have to wait for Santana and hope that the brilliant future that awaits Harvey is now. Santana won’t pitch in a game until he can throw a ball 180 feet. So far, he’s only halfway there.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Gee pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven as the Mets topped the Braves, 7-4. Gee had allowed 11 earned runs in his previous two starts and missed the second half of last season with a blood clot in his right shoulder.
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Wright isn’t just “Captain America” or Mr. Met or the fourth captain in franchise history. He has a chance to go down as the greatest player in franchise history.
As the newly appointed team leader, David Wright has already made his first decision: He won’t wear the captain’s ‘C’ on his Mets jersey.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “(I’m) honored and very proud to be on the short list of guys that have been captain of this franchise. For me it’s a dream come true, to say the least.”
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
Manager Terry Collins said he’d announce his starter for Opening Day “in the next couple of days.”
“Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in that spot, we’re leaning towards him,” Collins told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “As of right now, that’s what we’re looking at.”
The team’s top positional prospect has impressed his future teammates and coaches. You know, the ones headed to Queens in less than two weeks.
The superstar third baseman will likely be named the fourth captain in franchise history before the season begins on April 1, according to a report.
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