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Francisco Rodriguez Is Latest in Long Line of Ailing Mets

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Add Francisco Rodriguez to the list of decommissioned Mets—however temporarily.

The closer left Saturday night’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park with back spasms. He collapsed and was sent to the hospital.

This is starting to get ridiculous. One of the guys who seemed impervious to pain, K-Rod just broke down.

Now the Mets have to put their hopes on the other hobbled closer they acquired in the off season, J.J. Putz. Last night, Putz got the job done, but he certainly wasn’t fooling anybody. The Mets played some stellar defense behind him in what was an excellent ninth inning for the team.

These injuries are becoming a growing concern. Is the Mets training staff doing...

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