Chris Young said his biceps tendinitis is better, but not completely. He told manager Terry Collins yesterday he’s not sure how long he can go Sunday.
“There’s no guarantees on how it could feel Sunday,’’ Young told reporters in Atlanta.
Given that, what is the holdup in announcing a call up?
Considering the fragile make-up of the Mets’ rotation, Young’s injury history and how early it is in the season, there’s no reason Young should even think about starting tomorrow. It is a no-brainer to push him back, if not put on the disabled list.
The Mets held back Triple-A lefty Pat Misch from his last scheduled start, or they could opt for Dillon Gee, who would be going on his normal turn Sunday.
Friday’s rainout helped in that it gave the overtaxed bullpen a night of rest, but it will only be temporary with today’s doubleheader, which features reliever D.J. Carrasco starting game one – five innings would be a miracle – and Mike Pelfrey, who has had a slow start going in the second game.
Meanwhile, outfielder Jason Bay, on the DL with a strained rib cage, could play in a minor league rehab game today. Bay’s original return date was pushed back to April 26, but these are the Mets, so always bet the over on injury return.