Progress is being made as we speak. As a matter of fact, Carlos Delgado is on his way to Port St. Lucie on Monday. He was in batting cages today, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Both Delgado and Jose Reyes participated in agility drills today and reported to be pain free. Here’s how Delgado is responding on mets.com:
If it feels good, we’re going to push it — if it’s not, then we’re just going to be more cautious. You know, they cleaned out my hip. You’ve got to develop the strength and the endurance in order to come back and play 50 to 60 games.
I was able to go over there and crank it up a little more. It felt good, so we’re very happy about that.
Reyes will join Delgado in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. According to Jerry Manuel, there was no limping on Reyes’ part at all when he was running.
Despite the progress, the Mets do not want to set a timetable. I think it is in the best interest of the players not to do that. This way there is no pressure on them and they can heal at their own pace.
Another step in the right direction for both players, the team, and the fans. The second half has good things waiting for us.
In other news:
Argenis Reyes has been optioned down to Triple-A Buffalo. It is not like he was much help here anyway. Buh bye!