Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hu has yips, leaves Buffalo
By Adam Rubin
As Nick Evans rejoins Triple-A Buffalo in Norfolk on Thursday, infielder Chin-lung Hu is leaving the Mets' top affiliate. Hu has experienced throwing yips, which initially surfaced during his time at the major league level. It's expected that Hu will be at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Because the issue continued during his time with Buffalo, Hu was playing sparingly of late, and only at second base. He was demoted May 17 after clearing waivers. Hu, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league left-hander Mike Antonini last offseason, hit 1-for-20 with the Mets early this season.