Even when the New York Mets don’t play, the news is bad.
The New York Mets released an update on their walking wounded Monday, one that was full of more bad news than good. Per Newsday‘s Marc Carig:
Mets medical updates; shoulder pain shut down David Wright's rehab: pic.twitter.com/YUb20MbPEg
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) August 28, 2017
Most notable is the news that David Wright is shutting down his rehab due to recurring shoulder pain. At this point, bad injury news for Wright is sadly unsurprising, but it’s still tough to read.
One has to wonder if this is the end of the line for Wright, who has played 75 total games over the past three seasons and none this season due to issues with his neck, back and shoulder.
Hey, Yo: Cespedes Done, Conforto Seeking Second Opinion
In more bad news, Yoenis Cespedes is done for the year with a strained right hamstring. With a projected six-week recovery time, the veteran outfielder likely wouldn’t have made it back this year anyway.
Cespedes’ hamstrings have been an issue since he came to New York, and with the season essentially over this is probably the right call.
Michael Conforto is expected to get a second opinion on his injured shoulder tomorrow. But as with Cespedes, there’s no reason to try and rush him back. They’re going to need both of them healthy in 2018.
Thor Progresses, Dark Knight Returns
Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to throw a bullpen session tomorrow as he continues to make strides in his rehab. While it’d be nice to see him back on the hill, you know the drill. There’s no point in bringing him back this season.
Matt Harvey, however, is coming back and is expected to start on Friday against Houston. That’s assuming, of course, that he doesn’t re-injure himself between now and then. With the way things have gone for the Mets this season, that scenario can’t be completely ruled out.
Speaking of the series with the Astros, that’s likely to be played in Tampa Bay, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) August 28, 2017
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has devastated the Gulf Coast, particularly Houston. Baseball is obviously not a concern for the city right now, as they will have years of rebuilding ahead of them once the storm finally does subside.
Everyone at ESNY sends their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the storm, and we encourage everyone who can to donate to legitimate relief efforts such as the American Red Cross.
Other Mets News, Links
- Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports that the Mets have signed right-handed pitcher David Marcano of Venezuela, who he ranked as the No. 49 prospect in this year’s class of international free agents.
- MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo spoke to former Mets outfielder Jay Bruce about a potential return to Flushing next year.
- ESNY’s Zachary Weisleder says that Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith have lived up to expectations thus far.