Monday, August 8, 2011

Mets Morning News: Injuries, Keeping Reyes On The Field, Signing Nimmo

According to ESPN New York, Daniel Murphy suffered a Grade 2 tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and is done for the season.

Jose Reyes was diagnosed with a mild pull of his left hamstring. As of right now, it  is not clear whether or not he will land on the disabled list.

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post writes that if the Mets are to re-sign Reyes, they better find a way to keep him on the field.
Baseball is a game of left turns and Reyes continues to have problems with his left hamstring. That is the same injury that caused Reyes to miss a good chunk of baseball earlier this season, and leg injuries have been his downfall throughout his career. Hamstrings have been his hang-up.

The bottom line is Reyes has to find a way to stay on the field and keep his legs under him. He does no one any good on the bench. Reyes was limited to 36 games in 2009. Leg injuries kept him to 53 games in 2004. He has changed his running style, but clearly there are problems.
General manager Sandy Alderson does not seem worried that first round pick Brandon Nimmo has yet to sign.
"We've got seven out of 33 in the first round signed. Most of them are going to sign on the last day."

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