Report from Port St. Lucie, 3/3
Injuries were the story today at Mets camp. David Wright is dealing with a minor one in his left ribcage, preventing him from playing in today’s intrasquad game. Scott Hairston is battling a more serious oblique strain. And then this bombshell from MLB.com’s Marty Noble: the Mets are still treading carefully with Ike Davis, treating him as if he has Valley Fever.
On that last front, the Mets released the following statement late Saturday night:
“Ike Davis underwent a routine physical exam after his arrival in PSL. The exam included an abnormal chest X-ray. Following additional tests here and in NYC, pulmonary and infectious disease specialists have concluded that Ike likely has Valley Fever, which is expected to resolve itself over time. Ike is not contagious, is not taking any medication for his condition and does not currently exhibit any of the outward symptoms associated with Valley Fever. However, Ike has been instructed to avoid extreme fatigue. No additional tests or examinations are pending, but Ike will have a follow up exam when the team returns to NYC in early April.”
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