Carlos Delgado could truly be out for the season after he suffered a strained right oblique muscle playing while rehabbing. This latest development could set Delgado back a few more weeks, essentially ending his season.
It was interesting that assistant general manager John Ricco made the announcement instead of general manager Omar Minaya. Ricco’s name has been bandied about as a possible replacement for Minaya, who recently signed a three-year extension. It looks like the Mets could be evaluating Ricco’s rapport with the media.
Meanwhile, David Wright dismissed any questions about a possible leg injury in Wednesday’s game. He was seen hobbling after a base hit and scoring on an errant throw. He said he was fine and that he should be in Friday’s lineup. The last thing the Mets need right now is for an injury by Wright, the last remaining core player not to suffer some sort of ailment.