Mets Links: Mike Pelfrey, Jason Bay

Jose Reyes played his first game at CitiField as a Marlin tonight after leaving New York for Miami and $106MM this offseason. Here's the latest on the Amazin's…

  • Right-hander Mike Pelfrey was placed on the DL with an elbow injury today, and ESPN New York's Adam Rubin hears he suffered a partial tear of his UCL and could be out for the season. Pelfrey is headed for a second opinion and was a non-tender candidate even before the injury.
  • Jason Bay was also placed on the DL today, and Rubin points out that the outfielder's 2014 option vests if one of two conditions are met: 500 plate appearances this year and next or 600 plate appearances in 2013. Bay currently has 57 plate appearances and the injury could impact the first condition.
  • Earlier today we had some notes about the left side of the Mets' infield, shortstop Ruben Tejada and third baseman David Wright.


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10 Comments on "Mets Links: Mike Pelfrey, Jason Bay"


Blue387
3 years 4 months ago

Pelfrey looked like he turned it around in his last start. But I think he just threw his last pitch as a Met.

Metsfan199
3 years 4 months ago

You could be right.  And he seemed to look good this year, now this – hope it’s not season ending!!

thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 4 months ago

Oh it’s season ending. I tore my UCL and it didn’t heal for 13 months.

It was bad

3 years 4 months ago

I tore mine and continued to play and am still playing to this day. It is quite painful but you can manage playing at a high level with it until you have a complete tear which he reportedly does not have. however, with the way mets recover from injuries, his year is over

Metsfan199
3 years 4 months ago

Wow, I didn’t realize . . . they were more tentative tonight on Mets Pregame – I was hoping, but you guys would know.  Bummer.

Metsfan199
3 years 4 months ago

Your screen name – very funny !!

Blue387
3 years 4 months ago

Jason Bay struggles to hit because he’s unable to generate bat speed to get the ball past the infield and hitting lots of ground balls. This is partially due to age – he is 33 years old – and injuries.

Metsfan199
3 years 4 months ago

I feel bad for him.  Was hoping he might turn it around this year, now he’s hurt again.  He seems like a nice guy, and tries so hard in spite of his difficulties.

Blue387
3 years 4 months ago

He still has the massive contract to deal with. I believe he would benefit from this DL stint. Once he returns, I strongly believe he should spend time in AAA to rediscover his swing before he returns to the Mets.

Doug
3 years 4 months ago

So much for that best rotation in NY Bill Madden!