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CINCINNATI -- The Mets' off-day Monday may become a day for the organization to cross its fingers and hold its breath. On the eve of the team's three-game series against the Phillies, Billy Wagner is to be in Manhattan to have his left shoulder examined.
The veteran closer, who had been bothered of late by discomfort in his left trapezius muscle, experienced tightness in an adjacent area of his left shoulder on Sunday while he was saving the Mets' 7-5 victory against the Reds. Wagner said the discomfort felt like a cramp and suggested that a nerve might be impinged. His general diagnosis was, "My shoulder's a little tight."
Manager Jerry Manuel said, "We want to know what was keeping him tight. It was 120 degrees. ... I was loose."
The tightness began, Wagner said, as he warmed up.
He didn't anticipate having his am examined by an MRI.
"I hope I don't have to spend that much time in the city," he said.
Wagner said the trapezius has bothered him for about two weeks.
"It seems fine now," he said afterward. "It wasn't that bad. When Jerry came out, I thought it was for someone else. ... It doesn't seem bad. If it is, I'll miss the first game [of the Phillies series], and if we're winning by more than three, that won't matter."
This sucks. He is hurt but struck out the side. He says he pitched through this before but what if the MRI shows damage? What are we supposed to make of this?