The Mets have scheduled a press conference at 4 p.m. to discuss Carlos Delgado. Taking an educated guess, the Mets will likely be putting Delgado on the disabled list due to his hip injury and calling someone up to take his spot.
Update – 3:58 p.m.: David Lennon says “it appears the team will not make a decision about the disabled list until this weekend, and maybe even as late as Sunday.”
Delgado hasn’t played in a game since May 10 in the series finale against Pittsburgh. He had previously four straight games from April 27 to May 1 with the same injury.
Why has it taken the Mets this long?
I understand if he’s hurting a little and the team wants to see if he’ll bounce back after a few days off. But after it’s happened twice in two weeks, why take the chance? Don’t the Mets have some of the best doctors in the world looking at their multi-million dollar investments?
Though it’s “just a hip injury” this could parlay into something that Ryan Church experienced last year with his concussions. Did Delgado make the cross-country trip to be with his team on their west coast swing, just like Church was put on a plane after his run in with Yunel Escobar’s knee.
If, in fact, Delgado did sit on a plane for six hours – which can’t be good for the hip – it’s just another bobble by the Mets medical and coaching staffs.
Mets fans can only hope Delgado stayed behind in New York to get treatment and work toward recovering from the injury, sacrificing being in the dugout for a few games.
We’ll all just have to wait until that 4 p.m. conference call.