Mets management placed Gary Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list before today’s game against the Houston Astros. Sheffield apparently left Jerry Manuel’s office bewildered and a little bothered, according to Mets.com. He had taken batting practice an hour before and seemed to be fine.
Because Sheffield hasn’t played in more than a week, he will be eligible to return on Aug. 2. He left the game against the Braves on July 17 after he tweaked his hamstring.
A lot of controversy had surrounded the injury. Sheffield attributed it to the All-Star break when he was vacationing with his family. He said he didn’t properly hydrate himself, leading to fatigue on the baseball field. That led to even more questions about the Mets medical staff.
Although Sheffield seemed a little angry when he first was told about the DL assignment, he later agreed it was better to be safe than sorry with a hamstring injury.
Do you agree with the Mets’ decision to put Sheffield on the disabled list?