Mets July 2009 Injuries: F-Mart, Beltran, Reyes, Delgado, Maine

Flickr photo courtesy of Keith Allison

Flickr photo courtesy of Keith Allison

The list of Mets injuries is still pretty long and includes some of the players that are key to the team having a successful season. Omar Minaya had a review of player statuses with reporters yesterday prior to the Mets return from the All-Star break in Atlanta.

Fernando Martinez: Out 6-8 weeks. He had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Carlos Beltran: He had another MRI during the All-Star break. He still has a significant bone bruise in his right knee. Team medical staff still hasn’t cleared him to begin jogging.

Jose Reyes: He’s running lightly and hitting. Reyes could be back by the end of July

John Maine: He threw live batting practice yesterday. The plan is to get him into rehab games within the next 10 days and back with the Mets by the end of July.

Carlos Delgado: He’s been hitting lightly. The plan is still for him to return in August.

The injury situation is so bad that I see it hampering the Mets motivation to make a big trade this month. There’s so much uncertainty about how these critical players will perform during this season that it doesn’t make sense to unload big prospects to make a run this season.

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4 thoughts on “Mets July 2009 Injuries: F-Mart, Beltran, Reyes, Delgado, Maine

  1. TD

    I agree with that assessment Dave. Isn’t Fernando Martinez the Met’s biggest prospect right now? He’s damaged goods too!

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Bobby Parnell and Brad Holt are the Mets most desirable pitchers from a trade perspective. Fernando Martinez has had injury problems throughout his career. So it’s doubtful that he could be traded while he’s on the disabled list.

  2. JimI

    What is up with this medical staff? How can a pro athlete be out 2 1/2 months with a pulled muscle (Reyes) and 2+ months for a bruise (Beltran)? What are they using to treat these guys? Leeches?

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      You’re talking about the crack Mets medical staff here. These are the same guys that “helped” Ryan Church with his second concussion in 2 months by flying him around the country with the team, and not putting him on the disabled list or even examining him. Being a player on the Mets is like going back in time to the 18th century in terms of medical care.

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