New York Mets: Fernando Tatis

Tatis has surgery

July, 15, 2010

Fernando Tatis

First Base
New York Mets


2010 Season Stats
41 2 6 6 .254 .185
Fernando Tatis underwent right shoulder surgery Wednesday to repair a labrum tear and clean out the AC joint. Tatis had been placed on the disabled list on July 5. The injury dates back to Sept. 16, 2008, when Tatis separated the shoulder attempting to make a diving catch on a double by Odalis Perez at Washington. Tatis decided to rehab rather than undergo surgery at that point.

Tatis was transferred to the 60-day DL in order, where he does not count toward the 40-man roster. Tatis' transfer to that DL allowed the Mets to activate Carlos Beltran for Thursday's game in San Francisco.

Valdes is back, Tatis on DL

July, 5, 2010
The Mets have placed Fernando Tatis on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder AC joint sprain, and recalled lefty reliever Raul Valdes from Triple-A.

Read more here.

Angel to outfield

June, 29, 2010
Angel Pagan is back in the lineup on Tuesday, after missing five starts with an injured muscle on his right side. Pagan tested himself before Game 2 of a series against the Florida Marlins in San Juan.

Manager Jerry Manuel acknowledged that the Mets facing left-hander Nate Robertson helped the switch-hitting Pagan return to the lineup. Pagan is feeling OK from the right side of the plate, while the left side is less than perfect.

“He feels he can survive,” Manuel said.

Jesus Feliciano hit .300 with three runs scored in five games while filling in for Pagan.

FIRST THING: Fernando Tatis makes his first start at first base since May 30 at Milwaukee. Manuel wanted to rest Ike Davis and also try to keep Tatis sharp for pinch hitting duty. Tatis, who early in the season had one of the league’s highest averages as a pinch hitter, is in an 0-for-18 rut.

Manuel suggested it wasn’t fair to fault Tatis for the cold stretch because his workload has been so sporadic, it’s been difficult to keep his timing in order.

“I think I have to give him an opportunity,” Manuel said.

CATCHING ON: The Mets signed veteran catcher Michael Barrett to a minor league deal. Barrett has arrived in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Read more here.

4-Hit Jose dances around the bases

April, 20, 2010
The crowd chanted, "Jose, Jose, Jose ... Jose, Jose" It sounded like it used to when Jose Reyes hit a triple. He was clapping his hands on third. Two runs were in. There was electricity in the building.

A day after his day off -- Reyes called it a "half-day" because he pinch-hit and stayed in the game -- Reyes looked rejuvenated. He snapped an 0-for-18 slump with four hits, including a two-run, second inning triple. It was his first triple of the year.

"He is pretty much on his way," Jerry Manuel said.

Reyes said the "half day" helped him put his mind together. His game looked back, too.

IKE DON'T LIKE IT: Ike Davis went 0-for-3 with a run scored. How would he rate Game 2 of the Ike Era?

"I think It was a little mental drain from [Monday,]" Davis said. "I had some good at-bats, but I swung at bad pitches. I got in good counts. I either took a pitch on the corner or swung at a bad one. It could have been a good day, but it ended up being bad because I was a little anxious at the plate."

BOO WHO? In the seventh inning, David Wright hit into a doubleplay and then heard the loudest boos of the season and maybe of his career.

Jason Bay also continues to struggle, hitting .235 with no homers.

"I think they'll eventually take-off," Manuel said.

TATIS MAKES CASE:Fernando Tatis went deep in the ninth to extend the Mets lead to 4-0. The two-run shot was needed for Tatis, who needs to produce to remain on the 25-man roster. Being an Omar Minaya favorite only goes so far.

LONG WAIT: The Mets haven't taken this long to win two in a row since 2001.

Tatis takes blame for snafu on bases

April, 8, 2010
Fernando Tatis took responsibility for his costly gaffe on the bases during Wednesday’s 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Florida Marlins. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, the Mets trailing by three runs, David Wright at the plate and two out, Tatis broke from third base on a potential wild-pitch by Jose Veras that squirted away from catcher John Baker. Baker recovered the ball and Veras applied the tag on Tatis at the plate, ending the inning without Wright swinging.

“I thought I was going to make it,” Tatis said. “That’s something that we’ve been working the whole spring -- just being aggressive on the bases. It was my mistake. I know that. I thought the ball was going to go a little bit more away. I got thrown out at the plate. It was my mistake with David at the plate definitely. I got a good jump. He made a great play and he threw a strike to the plate. But definitely it was my mistake.”

OPENING ACTS: Jenrry Mejia wasn’t the only Met making his major-league debut. Infielder Ruben Tejada -- the youngest position player on the franchise’s Opening Day roster since Tim Foli in 1971 -- popped out in foul territory in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter. Tejada remained in the game and manned second base in the 10th inning.

Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi took the loss after allowing the decisive pinch-hit RBI single to Ronny Paulino. Takahashi became the 10th Japanese-born player to appear for the Mets. Teammate Ryota Igarashi has yet to appear through two games, but will become No. 11.

OFF THE SCHNEID: Mike Jacobs was hitless in his first seven at-bats, with four strikeouts, before lining a single to right field in the eighth inning. It was Jacobs’ first hit as a Met since Oct. 2, 2005 off Colorado’s Aaron Cook, before being dealt to the Marlins for Carlos Delgado.

“It’s just the first couple of games,” said Jacobs, who is expected to sit in Thursday’s series finale, when Tatis should start at first base against left-hander Nate Robertson. “I saw the ball a lot better today, even though I struck out twice. I hit a couple of balls hard that were foul, but I started feeling more comfortable as the game went on just with my timing, and obviously got the base hit. It’s one of those things that it feels like, boom, it’s going to click and it’s going take off real quick.”

ODDS & ENDS: The Mets set a franchise record by scoring all six runs without any being driven in with a base hit. While completing a rally from a five-run deficit in the eighth, the Mets scored on a bases-loaded walk to Tatis, then a balk. … Florida has won 10 of its past 15 against the Mets in New York. … The Marlins slugged three homers, by Jorge Cantu, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla. Eight of the 10 games in which a team has hit three-plus homers at Citi Field have been produced by the visitor. .. Jason Bay is 3-for-7 with a double, triple and two walks in two games as a Met. … Sean Green surrendered the homer to Uggla in the right-hander’s first 2010 action.



Juan Lagares
.314 1 7 8
HRL. Duda 3
RBIL. Duda 8
RE. Young Jr. 12
OPSJ. Lagares .816
WC. Torres 2
ERAJ. Mejia 2.81
SOJ. Mejia 18