The Mets disabled list has another occupant — the team announced on its Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon that Ronny Cedeno has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained calf.
When Cedeno hurt himself, the Mets didn’t think it was anything serious, but apparently it is (sound familiar?). Keith Hernandez often talks about how long it takes for calf injuries to heal and how easy it is for players to re-injure themselves if they come back too soon; Andres Torres was a prime example.
Jordany Valdespin will take his place on the roster. Valdespin can play shortstop in a pinch, but the Mets consider him more of a second baseman who is making the transition to the outfield. He has played just one game at short for Buffalo this season, compared to 14 in the outfield and 12 at second.
So it looks like Omar Quintanilla will be the starting shortstop for the foreseeable future.