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First big problem for the Mets

Updated: March 2, 2008, 2:35 PM ET
The Mets are saying that Carlos Delgado's injury is not a big deal. The test he flew back to New York for was just a precautionary move. But let's keep it real: If you are 35-years-old, possess a body that would not be predisposed to a long shelf life, you are coming off a year in which you struggled so badly that you were often a drag on the team's offense and you really labored to get comfortable at the plate, any injury that requires you to get on a plane has the potential to be serious -- especially when it occurs before you even start playing games on a daily basis.

And keep in mind that the Mets don't really have a Plan B at first base on their roster. When Delgado was out of the lineup Saturday, utility man Marlon Anderson started in his place -- and collided with Ryan Church, with both players getting injured.

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