Mets Redding Has Shoulder Pain

Tim ReddingTim Redding had offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in the second toe of his left foot in November. So he didn’t do his normal offseason throwing program. Today he reported to the team that he’s feeling some pain in his throwing shoulder. Apparently, Redding feels that its due to rushing his throwing program this spring.

This certainly won’t help in his bid to win the #5 starter spot from Freddy Garcia and Jon Niese. But it’s still too early in the spring to make any decisions. The Mets could live with Redding getting a late start to the season if it came to that. In my mind, he’s likely going to be the long man in the bullpen anyway.

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3 thoughts on “Mets Redding Has Shoulder Pain

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Would we even be able to tell the difference if Nelson Figueroa started the season as the long man instead of Redding? I don’t think so. And I think Freddy Garcia already has the fifth starter spot locked up without throwing a pitch. The only thing that could hold him back would be another injury.

  1. MetStatHead

    I think the Mets should start with Neise as the #5 guy… the beginning of the year isn’t a stressful time and he could gain some great non-pressure experience… and if he pitches well then he could stay…

    I like the beginning of the year to test young players…

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