GM Omar Minaya said Orlando Hernandez complained of similar pain last year, but it didn’t force him from the rotation. Hernandez said this resurfaced a couple of days ago after throwing BP.
Minaya chose to get the exam out of the way now rather than shut him down for a couple of days and then do an exam. If the Mets have to close him down for any length of time, it is better to know it now.
Minaya said he’s not concerned, but I’m not buying. There are already enough questions in the Mets’ rotation. We knew health would be an issue. Just not this early.