They wouldn’t be the Mets without a bit of bad news.
Angel Pagan was supposed to be activated tomorrow, but is reporting pain in his left oblique muscle and returned to New York today to be examined. The team said he’ll be out indefinitely.
“Knowing we were hoping that he would be here tomorrow, he just felt that he wasn’t ready for that,’’ Mets manager Terry Collins said today.
Pagan went on the DL, April 22, with a strained left oblique.
Jason Pridie has been playing centerfield, and has done well defensively, but does not pose the offensive threat of Pagan. The Mets’ offense has been stagnant all season, and Pagan has not lived up to the expectations after his break out year in 2010.
Pagan started the season batting second behind Jose Reyes, and the Mets have unsuccessfully used several players to fill that void.