Braves LHP Maholm to miss at least one start (The Associated Press)

MIAMI (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Paul Maholm will miss at least one start because of a sore elbow, but an MRI on Wednesday showed no serious injury.

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Harvey’s Elbow Makes 2014 A Question

This was supposed to be the sign of things to come.

Having Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler in the rotation was supposed to give the Met fans hope that 2014 will be at least a contending year.

And now it all came crashing down.

With the news today that Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, the Mets plan is has come crashing down.

Talk about snake bit.

“It was the last thing I expected,” said Harvey, who had an MRI on his right elbow this morning. “I was shocked at the news.”

But signs started on Saturday when he complained of fatigue and discomfort. The Mets took the precaution of an MRI.

“I figure everybody is going to go through a stretch there where you’ve got to battle through some fatigue and some discomfort,” Harvey said after Saturday’s start to reporters. “It’s a long season — 162 games — and you’ve got to push through it. Right now I’m not doing a good job of doing that, and we’ve got to figure something out. The last couple of starts it’s been tough getting out there and getting things going. But, like I said, I’m doing a poor job of pushing through it.

“Everything is a learning process. I’ve never been through this before. So, obviously, paying attention to it and figuring out ways to move past it is all part of learning and growing as a ballplayer.”

Well at least Rex Ryan should be relieved. He’s off the back page.

But what does this do to the Mets plans. Next season was supposed to the year they come back to relevancy. But without Harvey – and if he has Tommy John surgery, he won’t be back until 2015 – the Mets will be searching for the top of the rotation ace that he happily filled this season.

Sure they have pitching depth, but is anyone comfortable with Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero filling Harvey’s shoes right away and Wheeler looks like a great 1-A, who needs a Harvey to take the pressure off.

Now, you have to wonder what will happen. Maybe Harvey will be fine and the UCL will heal itself with rest. However, you figure where there’s smoke, there’s fire and Harvey will require some sort of surgery.

And then we may have to punt on 2014.

Such is the life of a Met fan. So close, but so far. You have to wonder if the Mets are paying a penance for Game 6 or that this is the payback for the Wilpons getting away scott-free from the Madoff scandal.

You have to wonder.

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Mets’ Harvey to DL with torn UCL (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

New York Mets starter Matt Harvey’s 2013 season is officially over, as a Monday morning MRI revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right arm.

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Lucas Duda sent to New York for MRI on left side (NBC Sports)

Lucas Duda has returned to New York in order to undergo an MRI on his left side, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Duda complained of discomfort in his side following last night’s win over the Phillies. It sounds like he’s dealing with a potential strained oblique, which can be a pretty tricky injury,…

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Mets’ Duda having MRI after having soreness (The SportsXchange)

New York Mets first baseman/outfielder Lucas Duda was scheduled to have an MRI taken after experiencing soreness during Friday’s win over the host Philadelphia Phillies.

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The Juice: Dustin Ackley launches first career grand slam as Mariners overpower Blue Jays (Big League Stew)

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The signs did not get any more encouraging for R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays during their 8-1 loss to the Mariners on Saturday . The 38-year-old knuckleballer made his scheduled start after an MRI on his ailing back and neck came back clean, which has to be considered good news. However, the results on the field told a story far too similar to the what Dickey experienced throughout April.
In six innings of work, Dickey allowed seven runs (all earned) on six hits and two walks. He was tagged for three home runs, including two by Michael Saunders and a Dustin Ackley grand slam in the fourth. That raises his season ERA to 5.36, but more importantly raises concerns that Toronto may not soon see the ace they paid so heavily for during the offseason.
But he’s certainly not alone when it comes to Blue Jays not living up to the hype.
”We’ve got a group of great guys,” the knuckleballer said. ”And the chemistry in here, nobody is blaming other people. We’re all trying to own what ours is to own in this. But we’re not very good right now and everybody knows it. That’s no secret.”
The secret they must learn is the one the Miami Marlins never figured out last season (with many of the same key players) and the one the Los Angeles Angels are still struggling with right now. What does it take to win when everyone expects you to win? It’s much easier said than done.

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Closing Time: Everbody hurts, starting with Giancarlo Stanton (Roto Arcade)

We try to keep Closing Time from becoming an injury-driven blog, but on some occasions we can’t avoid it. The Monday night (and Tuesday morning) slate turned into a medical watch, with key players falling by the wayside all over the place.
The biggest individual hit came in Miami, where Giancarlo Stanton suffered a right hamstring strain and landed on the DL after the game. He’s out for at least 15 days, and might need more time than that (we’ll see what Tuesday’s MRI tells us). The timing is particularly rotten for Stanton, who had a three-homer weekend against Chicago.
With Stanton out of the mix, highly-regarded outfielder Marcell Ozuna gets a chance to show what he can do. The 22-year-old was off to a ridiculous 10-game start at Double-A (.333/.383/.810, five homers), his first time at the level. We’ll see how he handles a double-jump to the show. But no matter what Ozuna is ready for, the Marlins already had the worst offense in the majors by far (71 runs; .226/.287/.312 slash) – and now we can be even more aggressive in our efforts to stream against them.

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MRI on Stanton’s shoulder shows no damage (The Associated Press)

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins say star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a bruised left shoulder that does not require a trip to the disabled list, but he is going to miss his second straight game.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

March 28 (The Sports Xchange) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced a five-year, $97.5 million extension for Adam Wainwright on Thursday, the same day the New York Mets announced that Johan Santana’s season – and possibly his career– could be done due to continuing left shoulder problems. Santana has a “probable re-tear” of his left shoulder capsule, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced during a conference call. Santana, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was examined in New York this week, and an MRI revealed the tear. …

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Johan Santana MRI shows ‘probable’ re-tear of shoulder capsule; would miss year with surgery (Big League Stew)

Back in 2010 when he tore an anterior capsule in his left shoulder, Johan Santana probably wasn’t sure if he would ever be the same Cy Young Award-caliber kind of pitcher again. After surgery and more than a year of rehab, he made it back to the majors in 2012 and, while his overall results weren’t great, he did pitch the first no-hitter in New York Mets history in June. He called it the greatest feeling he ever had .
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At 34 years old, Santana now has to ask himself: Does he have the will to make another comeback from the same injury?
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Thursday that an MRI on Santana’s ailing left shoulder revealed a “probable” re-tear of his shoulder capsule. If he has surgery, Santana would miss at least a year. The Mets owe Santana $25 million this season and $25 million more in 2014, but have the luxury of a buyout clause that would save them $19.5 million if they so choose. The Mets did not insure Santana’s $137.5 million contract, signed back in 2008, to save money on expensive premiums — a route many major league teams have taken in recent years.

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