From the Star-Ledger:
The problem could be in his elbow, or it could be in his head. Perhaps both. But whatever the cause, the Mets have seen enough to know this: Something isn't right with J.J. Putz.
After getting hit hard again Thursday, Putz said he felt pain in his right elbow and will return to New York to have it examined by doctors Friday. Putz gave up two runs on three hits in the Mets' 11-6 loss to the Pirates, making it seven earned runs allowed in his last three appearances.
This will definitely prevent the Mets from getting anything substantial back for Putz if he is traded. I seriously don't think it can get any worse...
...maybe I spoke too soon.
Shortstop Jose Reyes saw the Mets' team doctor Thursday and the news was not good. The speedster, who is on the disabled list with a calf strain, and who was pulled out of an extended spring training game on Tuesday, has a small tear in his right hamstring.
Here is the one paragraph announcement the Mets sent out via email this evening:
"Jose Reyes today was examined by Mets team physician Dr. Struan Coleman and subsequently underwent an MRI at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. The MRI revealed a small tear in his right hamstring tendon, a new injury. Reyes will rest for two days and then resume treatment."
Now signing Wilson Betemit makes even more sense.
SNY's Kevin Burkhardt speculated on his Twitter "My guess is you won't see him until all star"
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