Buddy Carlyle added himself to the Mets list of the walking wounded. So let’s do an update on the Mets injured players.
Carlyle was forced to leave Monday night’s game with lower back spasms. It is unclear how serious the injury is.
Bobby Parnell struggled in his rehab assignment return. He blew a save Monday in Port St. Lucie, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. He also threw two wild pitches. It’s a good thing Jeurys Familia is pitching so well for the Mets because Parnell is not close to being ready.
Vic Black and Rafael Montero also appear far from returning to the Mets.
Travis d’Arnaud has been cleared for most baseball activity. d’Arnaud had the soft cast on his fractured finger removed so he can do everything but hit. That should happen in about a week according to ESPN New York.
Oh, and some guy named David Wright is expected to resume baseball activities on Tuesday. He was supposed to begin rehab games over the weekend, but he had some lower back pain to go along with his healing hamstring.
It really is quite extraordinary that the Mets are in first place considering how many key players they have lost. Maybe Sandy Alderson knows what he’s doing after all. Nah!