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Mr. Met – Mets (Complex)

The Mets have been plagued by injuries this year, there is no doubt about that. Fans have been wondering for a while about the progress of many players. Luckily for them, the team sent out a press release with a few medical updates.

To start things off, Jeurys Familia is in the clubhouse and will be activated for tomorrow’s game against Washington. The reliever has been out since May due to surgery to repair an arterial blood clot in his shoulder. Manager Terry Collins has stated that Familia will not be thrusted back into the closers role upon his return. AJ Ramos will continue to close games, but that may not be for long. Terry is hoping that once Familia gets his feet wet, he’ll be able to go back out there on a consistent basis.

After suffering a stress fracture in his right arm, Zach Wheeler has been shut down for the remainder of the season. This seemed expected, but the Mets wanted to keep options open. The hope is that Wheeler will be ready to go in 2018. The same goes for Steven Matz, who had successful surgery in his left elbow.

On the rehab side of things, pitchers rule all. Matt Harvey will start a game for the St. Lucie Mets on Saturday. Harvey has been out since June after dealing with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder. Noah Syndergaard, out since April with a torn right lat muscle, will join Harvey in Port St. Lucie. While there have been setbacks in his attempt to rejoin the big leagues, “Thor” will continue his throwing program, with no word yet when he will face live batters. Seth Lugo, out with an impingement of the right shoulder, is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday. The hope is that he will be available to pitch for the Mets this week.

In other news, David Wright is alive and well. After finally being cleared to throw a baseball, Captain America will play his second game in Port St. Lucie today. He played with Tim Tebow a few days ago, manning the DH position. It will be a refreshing site to see a fan favorite try and get into the literal swing of things.

With every piece of negative news that comes out regarding the Mets, there always seems to be some good news for them. The hope is that the latter will eventually outweigh the former.


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