MASH Report (11/20/14)

Robinson Cano broke his toe playing in Japan. Here is the latest news on his situation.

Cano also said he was encouraged by the fact that he woke up Sunday feeling better than expected. MLB doctors examined him late Sunday night, determining that he should be able to resume regular offseason workouts in mid-December. Cano expects to be back to normal well in advance of Spring Training.

“I thought it was going to be worse today, but just a little pain,” he said. “It’s just something that’s bothering me. Hopefully I’ll recover in four weeks and nothing else happens.”

The key to see if he is healthy in spring training monitor his ability to run … well run as good as he could previously.

Matt Harvey will skip a few starts during the 2015 season because of his 2013 Tommy John surgery.

That said, Alderson added that the Mets will find ways to ease Harvey’s workload throughout the year. Potential options include taking advantage of off-days to push back particular starts or calling up a young pitcher to make a spot start in Harvey’s place every now and then.

Alderson said the team will be responsible with how it handles Harvey. Either way, Alderson said the Mets plan to have Harvey available for the duration of the 2015 season, as well as any potential postseason action.

Right now it looks like 30 starts would be a maximum value for him.

David Wright will not have surgery on his cranky shoulder this off season.

Wright had “stretched-out” ligaments that failed to hold his non-throwing shoulder in place.

He is on track to begin baseball activities, including swinging a bat, in December.

“Is there zero chance of surgery?” Alderson said. “Close. So I think we are past that.

“I think everything we know about David’s shoulder is positive. I couldn’t tell you that he’s 100 percent today, but he’s substantially there. Any time anybody is coming back from an injury that required him to be shut down the year before, there’s some uncertainty. But right now I’m not worried about it.”

What the …. ? His ligaments could not hold his shoulder in place.  Can they now? Will they in the future? I am 100% staying away from unless he is the last spot on my roster where I won’t have to count on him.

Rusney Castillo’s thumb is healed enough from the Arizona Fall league to play some winter ball in Puerto Rico.

Enrique Hernandez suffered a abdominal strain playing Puerto Rico and is probably done playing this winter.

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Red colored entries are updates since last report.

Players with Injuries Going into 2015

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Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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Perpetually Cynical Mets Fan

For Richards, Pedroia, Parnell, and a few others…are you giving us their injury date in Stardate format?