Injury Updates On Syndergaard And Cespedes

The Mets received encouraging news today regarding Noah Syndergaard, and are hopeful about Yoenis Cespedes. Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland said barring a setback Syndergaard should be in line to start Sunday night’s game against the Yankees.

Syndergaard went on the disabled list with a strained ligament in his right index finger after a May 25 start in Milwaukee.

“As long as it doesn’t flare up in the next 24 hours, he should be fine,” Eiland said.

As far as Cespedes goes, he continues to thumb his nose at manager Mickey Callaway’s notion of accountability as he again refused to talk to the media after taking batting against Syndergaard.

The often-injured Cespedes, who missed 81 games last season, went on the disabled list May 16 with a mild strain of his right hip flexor.

Callaway said the Mets hope to have Cespedes run the bases and shag flies in the outfield prior to Wednesday afternoon’s game, “then we’ll go from there.”

Callaway wouldn’t say when Cespedes could return.

I was against Cespedes getting a four-year, $110-million contract for a myriad of reasons, including his injury history; failure to hustle at times; his moodiness [blowing off the media falls into this category]; and penchant for doing things his way.

As far as I’m concerned, the money would have been better spent elsewhere and the Mets don’t need his attitude.

Credit WOR’s Howie Rose for calling Cespedes’ refusal to talk as “silly,’’ and SNY’s Keith Hernandez for saying it was wrong and “that doesn’t wash with me.’’

On a positive note, Todd Frazier was activated from the disabled list after missing 24 games with a strained left hamstring and reliever Anthony Swarzak after missing two months with a strained left oblique.

“I guess I needed that time off,’’ said Frazier. “I’ve played through pain. This was one of those areas (hamstring) where you really can’t do that.’’

To make room on the roster, the Mets optioned pitcher Gerson Bautista to Triple-A Las Vegas and designated left-hander Buddy Baumann for assignment.

4 thoughts on “Injury Updates On Syndergaard And Cespedes

  1. It occurred to me the other day that this looks like the worst Mets team I have ever seen and I go back to the Polo Grounds days. Then I saw since the 11-1 start, they are 16-40. Over a full season that is 56-106. Only Stengel’s teams were that bad. The Worst team money can buy of Jeff Torborg was 59-103. The powerhouse that M Donald Grant foistered on Joe Torre had a worst record of 63-99…a heroic 6 game winning streak at the end of the 1979 season prevented a 100 loss season. Art Hwe lit up the room for a 66 win
    season in 2003.

    • I guess it’s all because Cespedes didn’t talk. That’s he reason this team is hideous. It’s not because of the fact that the team is filled up with over the hill has beens and a ton of mediocre relievers and a manager that throws his guys under the bus every night. His failings are irrelevant as are Alserson’s. It’s all because Cespedes doesn’t talk

      • Eddie Murray never talked to the press after a smear job by Dick Young. The emphasis on being press friendly is bulllshit. Delcos thinks players are responsible to be press friendly… most members of the press are syncophant hacks.

  2. Well the Mets playing without the silent Cespedes manages to score one whole run in two games against the hapless Orioles. No matter how much anyone dislikes Cespedes he is not the problem. The only time this offense has clicked under Alderson has been when Cespedes was on fire. The rest of the clowns all are little parts that can’t take over for a wee bit of time.