Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mets Morning News: Depression, Bonilla's Back, & Injury Updates

The New York Times reported that middle reliever Taylor Buchholz, who was placed on the disabled list with shoulder problems, has been battling depression and anxiety. Buchholz has had difficulty finding the appropriate medication to treat his depression and anxiety.
Buchholz found that the mild medication he was taking had become increasingly ineffective, but the symptoms became worse when he switched medications. The situation was so difficult that several Mets officials who wanted to check on his condition after he left the team, including Manager Terry Collins, were told not to by Buchholz's doctor, who said it would only make matters worse.
Bobby Bonilla was back on the Mets' payroll Friday. The 47-year-old will collect $1.2 million over the next 25 years as part of buyout of his contract in 2000.

Injury Updates:

Johan Santana threw from a mound on Wednesday. According to Sandy Alderson, if Santana throws his next bullpen session without soreness, he will be cleared to begin a spring training routine.

Manny Acosta has told Terry Collins he is fine after suffering a contusion in his right wrist Thursday. Collins said Acosta will be evaluated and may land on the disabled list.

David Wright could begin a minor league rehab assignment in the next week. Wright has been hitting off a tee, and began swinging at front tosses Friday.

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