While the injury Carlos Delgado is suffering is hardly sudden, the injuries to other crucial players are.
You will notice the lineup is definitely worrisome, although the way Jose Reyes has been lousing things up on the base paths, we might be relieved.
Reyes is out tonight due to a stiff right calf. Alex Cora will be playing shortstop, while Luis Castillo bats lead-off. Fernando Tatis will still be playing first base.
According to WFAN, JJ Putz is not available for the next couple of days due to inflammation in his elbow. An MRI revealed a bone spur. There are no indications he will require surgery. He received a cortisone shot today in the elbow. So the eighth inning is up for grabs on a temp basis.
As for Delgado, the Mets have not made a decision to put him on the DL. There are reports that he is feeling better.
In other news, MetsBlog is reporting Fernando Martinez could be getting a call-up in June. Makes you rethink the Ryan Church rumors.