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Terry Collins: Mets overused pitcher

Updated: August 8, 2012, 9:41 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mets manager Terry Collins admitted Tuesday that the team probably overused reliever Tim Byrdak, who has an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder, and that usage played a role in Byrdak's injury.

The lefty leads MLB with 56 appearances this year and has pitched in 128 games over the past two seasons.

"I don't think there's any question (usage may have caused injury). Injuries are caused by overuse. And doctors have told me that when they're going to break, they're ...

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