MLB

Reyes, Murphy add to Mets injury woes

NewsCore
Share This Story

   
 

NEW YORK

The Mets have lost Daniel Murphy for the season and are likely to miss Jose Reyes for around 10-12 games after both endured injuries in Sunday's costly 6-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves, the New York Post reported Monday.

A major league source confirmed Sunday night that Murphy's season was at an end after his left knee was crushed at second base by sliding Jose Constanza.

Mets at a glance

 
New York Mets
Looking for the latest on the Mets? Get the schedule, scores, standings and more right here.
 

An MRI exam revealed that Murphy sustained a torn medial collateral ligament in the knee, the source said. Murphy missed the entire 2010 season with the same injury in his right knee.

Reyes appears headed back to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring sustained earlier in the loss at Citi Field. The "mild" strain is essentially the same injury that cost him 12 games on the DL last month.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed Sunday that both players were being sent for magnetic resonance imaging tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

The injuries were the latest blow for a team that has been without Ike Davis (ankle) for most of the season and lost David Wright for two months to a stress fracture in his lower back. Murphy had emerged as a consistent force in the Mets' lineup, batting .320 with six homers and 49 RBIs.

The Mets (56-57) have for years seen their roster -- and, in turn, their hopes of competing for a playoff berth -- ravaged by their collective inability to remain healthy, and this season has been no different, The Wall Street Journal reported.

IN FULL SWING

We've got all the action covered at MLB video central.

Along with Wright, Reyes and Davis, Johan Santana, Jason Bay, Angel Pagan, Chris Young and Taylor Buchholz already had spent much or all of this regular season on the disabled list, a dire infirmary roll call that only lengthened Sunday.

First it was Reyes, the National League's leader in batting average (.336) and triples (16) and a contender for its Most Valuable Player award. He left the game quietly, without apparent incident. One minute he was playing shortstop. The next, Willie Harris was pinch-hitting for him in the second inning.

Reyes' left hamstring had stiffened as he ran out a first-inning ground ball, according to Alderson.

Then it was Murphy, who ranked fifth in the NL in hitting (.318) entering Sunday. He left in the seventh inning following his ugly collision/tangle with Constanza, taking a spike to his left knee as Constanza stole second base.

Murphy accepted the throw from catcher Ronny Paulino and, instead of tagging Constanza, slapped his glove down on second base. Constanza slid in safely, and his legs rose as he made contact with the bag, driving the bottoms of his spikes into Murphy's knee.

The Mets said Constanza's slide was clean, The Post reported Monday.

"I was sick to my stomach for Murph," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He just kept saying, 'Get me off the field.' That's all he kept saying."

Tagged: Braves, Mets, Jose Reyes, Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



MLB Videos

Your first half MVP's are... Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Jon Paul Morosi is joined by Eno Sarris and Joe Hamrahi to discuss the best play...

Joey Gallo Wins Futures Game MVP Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Futures game MVP Joey Gallo tells JP Morosi about his clutch home run and why he...

Your first half Cy Young award winners are... Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Jon Paul Morosi is joined by Eno Sarris and Joe Hamrahi to discuss the best MLB ...

SimLeague Baseball - Simulation Baseball Game

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Yankees/browse/featuredproduct/606363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_606000/ff_606363_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash
    Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Tigers/browse/featuredproduct/1064043/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1064000/ff_1064043_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Gray http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067359/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067359_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room Pullover Hoodie - Steel http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067382/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067382_xl.jpg&w=100 54.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room 39THIRTY Flex Hat - Charcoal/Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067785/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067785_xl.jpg&w=100 31.95 New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Ro..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068294/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068294_xl.jpg&w=100 21.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Bl..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice Performance Jersey - Black/Orange http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068787/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068787_xl.jpg&w=100 94.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice P..