In a season where he is trying to bounce back from putting up his worst numbers, Carlos Delgado is already getting checked out for an injury.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, Delgado was sent up to New York after experiencing pain in his right hip. This is the same hip that sidelined him down the stretch of 2007.
Delgado is said to be back in camp tomorrow.
Here we go again with the injuries. I'm still fairly confident Delgado won't have as dismal of a season as last year because he played a lot with injuries. With this injury popping up so soon in spring training though, I may not be so sure.
Update: David Lennon is reporting that Delgado was diagnosed with "impingement of the right hip" and should be ready to play again in a few days.
Orlando Hernandez continues to struggle with his injured foot, falling further and further behind the rest of the staff.
El Duque attempted batting practice on Friday, but was not confident enough to push off at full strength and get velocity on his pitches.
Adam Rubin has El Duque quotes as saying, "I'm not worried, but I'm worried. I have a lot of time still - one month. But now, it's no good. I'm not feeling comfortable on the mound."
"It's no good." That is not what I want to be hearing from you, Duque. In my eyes, we're going to see another bullpen pitcher on the roster for the first two weeks of the season until the Mets actually need a 5th pitcher (due to scheduling, the Mets could start the season with only 4 starters).
Once those two weeks are up we'll see where El Duque stands on his injury and ability, and if not, Mike Pelfrey will make it up to the team much sooner than we expected.