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Mets lack lifelines for banged-up rotation

Dillon Gee steps in for injured Young, but backups Bonser, Mejia are hurting, too

Updated: May 10, 2011, 8:11 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- Every team needs a starting-pitching safety net, a group of second-tier pitchers who can step in if the need arises. In the case of the New York Mets, the safety net is in tatters, perhaps even more so than the actual rotation -- at least health-wise.

A diagnosis by team doctor David Altchek in New York on Monday resulted in right-hander Chris Young being diagnosed with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder, the same injury for which Johan Santana underwent surgery ...

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