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-Willie Randolph will back out of being an All-Star coach so he can have surgery on his right shoulder. He says he needs it to throw batting practice next year.
-“Jose Valentin”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=4948 said his mobility is hampered by wearing a knee brace. “But without the brace I wouldn’t be able to play,” he said.
-Everybody with the Mets, “Scott Schoeneweis”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6171 included, said the severed tendon near his left hamstring is not the cause of his problems. “He’s a sinker ball pitcher who’s getting the ball up,” GM Omar Minaya said.
-Endy Chavez said he might start jogging next week. Right now he’s testing his pulled left hammy with pool work and walking. He said he’s still hurting, but thinks he’s three weeks away.