Jose Reyes has a possible thyroid disorder. Kelvim Escobar has arm trouble. Carlos Beltran is recovering from knee surgery. Other than that, the Mets look pretty good this spring. The Mets aren't the only team that has injuries. Hopefully the law of averages will work in the Mets favor this year to make up for last year's debacle.
Here are just a few of the injuries which have been reported around the league, just in the past few days.
Alex Gordon - Royals
Has a minimally displaced fracture of the right thumb and will be out 3 to 4 weeks.
Joe Nathan - Twins
Will have an MRI and a CT scan. He was pulled from game after feeling tightness and soreness in his elbow. There is no timetable as to when he might be back on the mound.
Russell Martin - Dodgers
Has a pulled groin muscle and will be sidelined four to six weeks, missing the rest of Spring Training and Opening Day.
Brandon Webb - Diamondbacks
Took a step back in his rehab from right shoulder surgery on Aug. 3. That decision puts his return in the Cactus League by mid-March in serious doubt. Webb has thrown eight bullpen sessions during the past month-plus and said Wednesday after the last session that he felt like he is "stagnant." He hasn't been on the mound since then
Cameron Maybin - Marlins
Churning around the bases with his long strides, Maybin touched the bag with his left foot. Something snagged, and he hobbled the final 90 feet across home plate. "I'm sore, man," Maybin said a few minutes later while sitting at his locker. "It was kind of grabbing onto my groin, when rounding third. Maybin will now miss at least a few days with a strained left groin
Brandon Lyon - Astros
His recovery from getting a cyst drained in his right shoulder has taken longer than he expected. He has yet to pitch in a game or even face live batters in the first 15 days of camp.
Angel Guzman - Cubs
Has a significant tear in a ligament in his right shoulder and will not be ready for Opening Day. Whether he will undergo surgery is yet to be determined. "He has a very unstable shoulder," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said on Saturday. "There's no timeframe of anywhere soon that he'll be pitching. Obviously, it wasn't good news."
Jordan Brown and Jason Grilli - Indians
Brown, the reigning International League batting champ, tore a meniscus in his right knee during outfield drills and will have arthroscopic surgery next week. Brown will miss four to eight weeks. He was competing for a spot in the outfield.
Grilli, a non-roster invitee to camp, appears headed for potential season-ending surgery, because he has a tear in his right quadriceps, just above the knee. Count the veteran Grilli out of the competition in the Tribe's bullpen.
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