It’s still fairly early in the season yet the injuries as always continue to pile.
On Tuesday night in Colorado, Mets 1B Ike Davis collided with 3B David Wright on an infield pop-up and promptly left the game during a rain delay. Yesterday he flew to NY to undergo an MRI on his sore ankle, and MRIs revealed a bone bruise and a mild ankle sprain, and as of this morning has been placed on the 15-Day Disabled List. He will be replaced by OF Fernando Martinez on the roster. Utility IF Daniel Murphy will start at First Base, and Justin Turner will start at second base.
Prior to his injury Davis was the sole bright spot of the Mets rough start, batting .302 with a .383 OBP, along with 7 home runs and 25 RBIs.
Along with him, the Mets’ Chris Young will undergo surgery to repair a torn capsule in the shoulder of his throwing arm, thus ending his season. Young started 4 games, going 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA striking out 22 batters and walking 11 in 24 innings.
In other injury-related news, Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left groin strain. Replacing his spot on the roster is Triple-A catcher Wellington Castillo. Soto was batting .226 with 8 doubles, 12 RBIs and 3 HR.
Castillo played a few games for the Cubs last year in his first time in the Majors. He batted .300 with 1 home run & 5 RBIs in 7 games.