February 27, 2012; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) wears a Michigan Wolverines football jersey during spring training workouts at Digital Domain Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
Here are some injury notes out of the National League East:
- The New York Mets' David Wright was sent back to New York to have his ribcage injury examined by team doctors. @AdamRubinESPN reports an MRI showed no damage and Wright requested a cortisone shot only because his ribs were sore. Terry Collins insists "[Wright is] real close to doing baseball activity."
- Tim Byrdak, the Mets' lone lefty out of the bullpen, will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Byrdak will open the season on the DL, but @AdamRubinESPN tweets the Mets would prefer to start the season with a LH in the pen, with Garrett Olson or Chuck James as the frontrunners.
- X-rays of Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's injured wrist came back negative. Stanton was hit on the wrist in the Marlins rain shortened game against New York on Sunday. Stanton will remain in Jupiter for treatment and rest for now.
- Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino has been slowed by an elbow injury. The hard throwing right-hander hasn't pitched since March 3rd when he felt pain in his elbow. An MRI earlier this week showed inflammation. Vizcaino will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff over the next few days.