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Monday, July 25, 2011
Pagan undergoes bloodwork

By Adam Rubin

Angel Pagan underwent blood testing in Cincinnati on Monday, a day after leaving the game in the fifth inning in Miami suffering from dehydration and dizziness.

Manager Terry Collins said Pagan has been experiencing the issue for a week.

"He told me after the game that for about a week now, right in the middle of the game he just starts to lose energy," Collins said. "So we're just giving him a little check-up."

• A Mets spokesman said the team would not formally decide whether Johan Santana will pitch in the Florida State League, Gulf Coast League or another simulated game on Wednesday until Tuesday. GM Sandy Alderson told the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton that Santana's next outing would be in a "controlled setting," which seemed to suggest another simulated game.

Alderson on Monday morning emailed ESPNNewYork.com,  writing: "By 'controlled setting' I simply meant to emphasize Port St. Lucie as the location, with all of the choices (FSL, GCL or simulated game) and resources available there. Johan will continue to work in Port St. Lucie for the time being."

• Collins said he will ask Jose Reyes on Wednesday whether he will be willing to take Thursday's 12:10 p.m. game off.

• Scouts from the Red Sox, Braves and Phillies are among those already at Great American Ball Park for Monday's Mets-Reds game. Once Carlos Beltran is traded, Lucas Duda is the natural choice to take over right field. "Obviously Duda's name is mentioned, and he's been taking balls in right field," Collins said. "And I know that's one of our options."