"...has halted throwing for the time being. He is expected to return to the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex in a week to 10 days. After being examined by Mets doctor David Altchek following elbow discomfort, Matz sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. [Farm Director Adam] Wogan suggested neither doctor has any concern."
Matz, the Mets first pick, at #72 overall, in 2009 out of Melville HS, in East Setauket, NY has not thrown a pitch in a professional game after Tommy John surgery in May of 2010. When he resumes throwing around July 13th-ish, he'll still be a few weeks from competing in games. He's probably looking at a max of like five starts this year in the GCL.
St. Lucie infielder Robbie Shields has been out since June 30 with back stiffness.The 23-year old Shields was hitting .270/.326/.351 with four walks and five strikeouts in 11 games with St. Lucie.
"Kirk Nieuwenhuis ... already out a month with a strain of his left, non-throwing shoulder, is not making progress and may be forced to decide soon between rehab and surgery. Nieuwenhuis struggles to lift his shoulder during everyday activities and is unable to swing a bat."Nieuwenhuis, who will be 24 in August, hasn't played since June 9th. He was hitting a healthy .298/.403/.505 in 53 games for AAA Buffalo, bashing righties at a .320/.418/.568 clip in 125 AB and going .254/.373/.381 against lefties.
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