Mostly Good News For Mets Yesterday

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It was a big day for the Mets yesterday. First they learned Tom Glavine will not need surgery. Then they pulled off a comeback win. Then they finally acquired Shawn Green.

Tests on Glavine’s shoulder showed that the lefty is not in need of surgery and will probably miss just one more start before returning to the rotation. The coldness experienced in his finger after his last start was apparently caused by scar tissue left over from an old injury. The scar tissue caused a small blood clot that will be treated with medication.

On the field the Mets pulled off am 8-7 win after being down 7-1 due mostly to an Albert Pujols grand slam in the top of the fifth. The Mets stormed back in the bottom half of nthe inning on a grand slam of their own off the bat of Carlos Delgado. The Mets added one more in the sixth inning before Carlos Beltran‘s 2 run walk off blast in the bottom of the ninth.

Then after the game came the official announcement of the acquisition of Green. Green will play right field and bat sixth. Left field will be split between Endy Chavez and Lastings Milledge until Cliff Floyd returns from the disabled list. The Mets gave up minor league lefty Evan MacLane in the deal and Arizona will pay half of the money remaining on Green’s contract. (Green’s contract runs through next year so the team will probably be letting Floyd walk as a free agent this winter setting up an outfield of Green, Beltran and Milledge for next year.)

The only bad news of the day came when it was learned that backup catcher Ramon Castro, already on the DL with a sore left rib cage, suffered a medial meniscus tear and an MCL strain while stretching for a rehab game in Brooklyn.

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